Alteo Single Handle Pressure Balanced Tub and Shower Valve Trim Less Valve with Metal Lever Handle, Single Function Shower Head, and Diverter Tub Spout
see before you buy
Although this has a nice design, and the price is good, be sure you see this in person before you buy to be sure it is what you want. Kohler has started making the products in chrome plated plastic, and the pieces are quite fragile and easily scratched. My installer warned me never to scrub the pieces as they will scratch (how do you get the water deposits off?). This includes the plate behind the handle, the shower head, the shower head plate, and the diverter tab.
July 16, 2013
looks good, little stiff
Bought this shower head & spout in brushed nickel. Looks great but as with most products in this finish, it shows water spots (but so does chrome, so what can you do?). My only complaint, which I can live with, is the lever on the tub spout to turn on the shower is kind of stiff. It's not as smooth to pull up and I end up feeling like I have to give it a good yank to get it going.
August 13, 2012
The quality of this faucet was unbelievable!!!! So much better than the ones we looked at at Lowes!!
May 1, 2012
Looks great, functions well.
This tub/shower combo is really lovely. We completed a renovation of our guest bathroom/sons bathroom. We replaced a standard, cheapie, no thrils faucted/showerhead from the 90s with this and realized after the fact that since the shower head was much larger we should have asked our plumber to move the shower line up 4-5 inches. The last showerhead was at a standard height, probably around 5'10" or so but since this shower head is so much larger in diameter, it would have be nice to have it a bit higher. No biggie but definately a learning moment. It looks beautiful, it functions great. I will agree with a previous reviewer that the tub diverter is a bit on the stiff side. We did have to take apart the faucet handle after instalation to change the preset temperature setting.....it would only be hot enought for a shower/bath if the lever was all the way to the end of the hot setting. We wanted more variability than that so, we followed the instructions to adjust the valvue. Again, not a big deal but something we should have done before siliconing the faucet handle. This set adds a nice modern edge to our transitional bathroom at a great price. We've had two guest stays and both have commented on the bath reno and specifically the bath tub/shower faucet.
June 24, 2013