Faucets are very important items in your home. Once you’ve made up your mind to buy new faucets for your house, it’s hard to forget to do it. A good faucet will always be remembered as a great value addition to your home.
Your choice of a faucet, however, will always exist as a fault line in the day-to-day operation of your home. Interestingly, it’s a fault line that can’t be easily fixed…once you have redone your home’s faucets, it’s not like you’ll ever be able to go through the pain of redoing your home’s faucets, ever again.
For your home’s faucets, you need to find absolutely the best faucets that can fit the bill for you.
If you’re not sure about whether you really have to replace the existing faucets with new ones, here’s a list of questions that will help you find out.
Question 1: Do you think your house’s faucets are safe enough?
1. American Standard 7415.801.002 Portsmouth Widespread Lavatory Faucet
- No drips or leaks
- Durable and easy to install
- Looks elegant
- Also comes in gold
- Can become loose after several years of use
- Drain lever needs to be pushed carefully so as not to break
This American Standard faucet is a high-quality and elegant product. I love the streamlined look and how easy it is to install, which makes it perfect for use as an upgrade item for your bathroom.
The faucet is very easy to install and the instructions are really simple to follow, so you don’t have to worry about any difficulty. It also comes with a money back guarantee, which gives you some extra peace of mind.
The faucet is made of brass which gives it the strength it needs. The connections are tight, and you can turn the water on and off with the flick of a wrist. This is actually a useful feature – it offers a lot more flexibility than just having a normal faucet with a handle and means you don’t have to touch water with your hands.
2. American Standard 7385.000.002 Reliant 3 Bathroom Centerset Faucet
- Half-inch chrome ball valves swivel – flexible design that’s great for low-flow faucets
- Compatible with ADA-compliant low-flow faucets
- Three-hole installation for convenience
- Limited lifetime warranty
The American Standard Aerator is a high-quality product that includes a whole range of innovative features that make setting up a bathroom a breeze. This product comes with a flexible swivel when you’re using it – which makes it more convenient for low-flow faucets.
The faucet also includes ADA-compliant low-flow faucets that don’t detract from the overall beauty of the faucet, while still meeting ADA standards for water usage. Plus, this faucet is installed very quickly and is made to last. The faucet is very durable, and it has an extended lifetime warranty.
3. American Standard 2475.540.002 Colony Soft Double-Handle Laundry Faucet
- Nice design
- Excellent quality
- Easy to install
- Cost effective
- Poor construction
- Poor quality
- Cheap materials
- Poor customer service
Above all, the main issue we found was with the quality of the materials used for this item. The plastic used to make the faucet feels so cheap that many people assume it is a metal composite, rather than just light.
Overall, the product seems to be less durable and less effective than other products of similar design and price range. Most importantly, there are issues with the quality of customer service over the faulty hinges or leaks, which suggest an issue that needs to be addressed by the manufacturer.
If you are looking to buy this product with the knowledge of how it will hold up, you may not want to waste your money with this purchase.
4. American Standard 2275.503.002 Colony Soft Two Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet
- Beautiful design
- Water-efficient flow rate
- Quick-connect system makes installation a breeze
- High-quality brass construction
- Difficult to reach back of valve to clean
- Leaks when handle is set to hot or cold
- Lower water flow not ideal for high-speed washers
The American Standard Colony Soft is a beautiful, easy-to-install faucet that’s priced just right.
5. American Standard 4175.300.075 Colony Soft Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet
- Easy assembly
- Great price
- Auto shutoff saves water
- Unique design, with a sleek touch spout
The American Standard 4175.300.075 Colony Soft Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet is a cute little kitchen faucet that puts out a surprising amount of water. If you’re looking for a well-made, functional, and reliable faucet then you’ve found it.
This faucet is a manual type of faucet, so it will require a bit of pressure to turn it on and off. I like that because you can instantly tell if something was accidentally turned on by guests, just by grasping the handle. It also has an excellent sprayer.
The sprayer is easy to use and control and makes washing dishes or rinsing off vegetables a breeze. It’s great for cleaning large pots too. The sprayer is also has the unique ability of articulating back and forth, which is great for cleaning hard to reach places.
6. American Standard 6055.202.002 1.5 GPM Innsbrook Electronic Proximity DC Powered Bathroom Faucet
The Series Two Innsbrook bathroom faucet is a beautifully crafted product that features a cross handle, which makes it easier to control the water flow in the sink. The faucet also has a sleek touch-sensitive on and off feature, which makes it very convenient and clutter-free. Additionally, the faucet also comes with a flow control that allows you to automatically reduce the flow of water during use.
Some users complained about the difficulty in adjusting the temperature of water. Despite the beautiful design on the outside that gives the faucet a contemporary look, the inside of the handle is plastic. Some users also complained about the installation of the faucet. According to several reviews, it took many tries for the faucet to work perfectly.
7. American Standard Colony Soft 3 Handle Bath/Shower
The American Standard Colony is our pick for the best budget Bath/Shower faucet. For those looking for a nice, classic 3-handle design and aesthetics, then you’ve found the right faucet. The Colony features cross handles with a traditional shape and feel, including a metal faucet head and base.
This faucet is also touch-free so you don’t have to worry about scratching the finish on it. It’s a great choice for those looking for a faucet that can last throughout the years and if you clean it after every use, it might even last longer than that.
As far as drawbacks go, a lot of people complained that the faucet can be loud and prone to making a squeaky sound over time. That’s a minor price to pay for a faucet that looks as good as this.
8. American Standard 7100241H.002 Amarilis Heritage Single-Handle Bar/Pantry Faucet
- Beautiful, classic design
- Good quality chrome
- Easy to install
- Not much of a spray, which some reviewers preferred
- Higher price point
- Washers can start leaking after about a year
The American Standard 7100241H.002 is a good choice for someone who wants a simple, sturdy, and attractive kitchen faucet. This model is definitely a step up from budget options that can be found at the home improvement store, and it’s easy to see the difference. However, the price difference is also notable.
Overall, you’re getting a great faucet, one that even a luxury brand would use. The flow rate goes up to 1.8 gallons per minute, and the pull down sprayer is easy to use. It also feels very sturdy and doesn’t feel like it could break off with normal kitchen use. The chrome finish is attractive and doesn’t show fingerprints or water spots.
9. American Standard 4931380.002 Beale Single-Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet
- Solid brass construction
- Magnetic docking tank lever
- Easy one-button diverter
- Touch-clean spray holes
- Speed Connect riser
- Flow-activated water supply
- Powerful spray
- Stylish mount
- Soft-touch Delta Posi-Temp technology
- Electronic sensors and electronic hot and cold water delivery
- The universal tubing tends to re-kink when the water is turned off. Many customers recommend replacing it with braided stainless steel, polypropylene, or a flexible stainless steel “hose.”
- The hose and spout are longer than most, so you need to be able to store them in the right location. Customers also complain about this being a safety issue. However, Delta will send you shorter tubing for free to resolve this issue.
- The unit is quite big.
- While it is well-built, it is also a softer metal, so you should be careful not to over tighten the fittings.
10. American Standard HERITAGE 7293152.002 W/M Sink
- Limited finish options
- Can be difficult to install
The American Standard HERITAGE series is a perennial favorite of home owners, and for good reason. The 7293152.002 model is a top-rated faucet with a classic look that is available in finish options from stainless steel, brass, and chrome. All of these finishes are easy to maintain even after a year or two of ownership.
The faucet will contribute to the look of your bathroom while also improving the efficiency of your water use. The water pressure is easy to adjust using the handle, and the object is to make it very easy for you to get a consistent flow. There is also an aerator built into the faucet. This helps to limit water consumption while still allowing for the flow to be consistent.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is American standard faucet a good brand?
I installed a great American Standard faucet in my kitchen 2 years ago, and have been very happy with it 30. American Standard makes high-quality faucets, sinks, and toilets. They're an excellent choice for anyone looking for a reliable plumbing manufacturer
Which brand of kitchen faucet is best?
Virtually every major manufacturer makes kitchen faucets in the USA and we are big fans of the American Standard models. They make high-quality faucets and their lifetime warranty offers security in your purchase.
Faucets made in the USA are generally of a higher quality and don't have any reduced durability or longevity compared to cheaper Asian imports. The USA based companies care about quality as much as aesthetics. Some of the more popular of these faucets include American Standard, Moen, Delta, Kohler, Glacier Bay, Delta and more.
While the best kitchen faucet doesn't have to be expensive, we don't recommend cheap kitchen faucets. You want to believe that your faucet will last for 20-50 years, so spending a few extra dollars up front will be worth it down the road.
Kitchen faucets are one of the least expensive, yet most important, parts of your kitchen remodel.
Do American Standard faucets have a lifetime warranty?
If you purchase directly from the manufacturer, YOU DO NOT have a LIFETIME WARRANTY. You will typically receive a limited lifetime warranty for parts and finish, and a limited warranty for labor for 1 YEAR.
To receive a lifetime warranty, you must purchase directly from a licensed plumber or authorized dealer that is not a reseller or distributor. This makes a BIG difference.
Are American Standard faucets Made in USA?
American Standard (started in 1837) is an American based company and is a well established brand in the U.S. In fact, they have their headquarters and main factory in Eagle, Wisconsin. The company does sell their products worldwide and their faucets are currently made in Wisconsin and Mexico. You may also see them listed as ASA Plumbing Fixtures.
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