Having trouble finding the right faucet brand for your home? With this comprehensive list, we will look at the most popular brands of 2023 to help you during your remodel project, so let’s begin!
Started in 1958, the Delta Faucet company is a long-time fixture in American plumbing and bathroom appliances. They fabricate faucets, shower systems, sinks, and bath accessories for the mainstream market. When it comes to faucets, Delta is a name you can trust with an extensive history in manufacturing faucets, but keep in mind that Delta is just another company under the MASCO corporation, meaning you will be paying for the Delta brand name more than the faucet itself. Delta offers a 90-day return policy and a 10-year warranty on all their products.
Founded in 1873 by John Kohler and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler is one of the most well-known and recognized plumbing fixture companies for the mainstream. They have a wide range of commercial and retail plumbing fixtures with offices around the globe. Regarding bathroom faucets, Kohler offers a wide selection of styles and materials that suit both classic and contemporary styles. However, just like Delta, remember you will pay a small premium on the Kohler name. Kohler provides a 90-day return policy and has a lifetime warranty on all their products.
A relatively new company specializing in high-end bathroom fixtures and accessories such as freestanding bathtubs and sinks. Badeloft offers a wide selection of bathroom faucets with a high emphasis on stone resin. However, they do offer vessel-style faucets with a focus on modern design.
Badeloft is known for its innovative use of its materials and products to provide its customers with a product that feels high-end at a more affordable price range. They offer a 15-day return policy and provide a 10-year warranty.
Initially founded in 1937 by AL Moen and headquartered in North Olmsted, Ohio, Moen specializes in bathroom fixtures and plumbing accessories. Like Kohler, their products have a wide range of diversity and are sold primarily in the mainstream market with some models built for more economical households. Moen provides a 1-year return policy on their products alongside a lifetime guarantee.
Founded in 1910 and based in Los Angeles, California, Pfister or Price Pfister specializes in kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures. They offer a wide range of diversity with all their products and are mostly sold on the mainstream market. Their products are fairly priced and highly customizable with multiple finishes and styles. Pfister offers a 30-day return policy and provides a lifetime guarantee on all their products.
Founded in 2007 and based in Port Washington, New York, Kraus specializes in various kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures, sinks, and faucets. You can find their products in all major retailers, such as Home Depot, Lowes, and Amazon. Their modern designs aim to provide a sleek and stylish aesthetic at an affordable price point. They specialize in basin-style faucets, although they offer a wider range of sinks. Kraus When it comes to faucets, they specialize in basin-style faucets. Kraus offers a return policy within 30 days and provides a year warranty for their products.
Founded in 1929 with the merging of the American Raditor Company and Standard Sanitary Manufacturing, American standard has been creating and selling products on the corporate and commercial market for nearly a century. They specialize in toilets, faucets, sinks, bath systems and HVAC systems. They offer a wide selection of faucets for both classic and contemporary tastes and are all highly customizable with multiple finishes. American standard faucets are available at all major retailers and carry a 30 day return policy and a 5 year warranty.
Founded in 1983, and located in Chicago, Rohl specializes in high-end luxury faucets. The company selects high-quality faucets and then rebrands them under their umbrella before selling them across the globe. Their faucets carry a much higher price tag than other brands because they focus on importing high-quality fixtures from around the world, resulting in a hefty price tag. Rohl products offer a 30 day return policy and a 1 year warranty.
Founded in 1987, Newport Brass specialises in providing luxury plumbing fixtures and accessories made from solid brass. They provide diverse faucet styles and fixtures, but their primary emphasis is on high-quality brass. They are popular because their quality fixtures complement modern and contemporary designs. However, remember that Newport Brass will be considerably more expensive than other mainstream brands, such as American Standard or Kohler, as brass is custom-made and more labor-intensive. Newport Brass has a 30-day return policy and they offer a 10 year warranty on all their products.
Founded in 2000, Danze faucets are manufactured primarily by the Shenzhen Globe Union Industrial Corp. They are imported through all major retailers, such as Home Depot, Walmart, Wayfair, and Amazon. Their faucets are priced in the mid-range, between $250-500, which is considerably cheap for a “luxury” or “high-end” faucet. Danze provides its customers with high-end-looking designs that don’t break the bank. They offer a 5-year product warranty and a 30-day return policy.
Founded in 1999 by Chris Kuran and located in Murrieta, California, Waterstone Faucets specializes in high-end faucets. Their designs are unique and highly customizable, with multiple spout designs and handles uncommon with other brands. Their faucets have over 15 different finishes, including satin gold, black nickel, graphite, and antique brass. Compared to other brands on the market, Waterstone will provide you with a unique faucet for your home-so long as you are willing to pay 5-6x the amount compared to other brands, with many of their faucets starting at around $2,000. They provide a return policy with a 35% restocking charge alongside a 7-year warranty.
Founded in 1936, GROHE or Hansgrohe is one of the world’s largest bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures suppliers. Their designs are generally modern and more streamlined, emphasizing usability. Grohe is also part of the Masco corporation and covers a similar market to its sister company, Delta. Grohe provides mainstream products that fluctuate between affordable to more luxurious. Grohe offers a 30-day return policy alongside a lifetime warranty on all products.
Founded in 1999 in Cincinnati, Signature has become a household name for high-quality plumbing fixtures and furniture. They provide kitchen, bathroom, and home accessories emphasizing quality materials and luxury designs. They fall under the Ferguson Enterprises umbrella, meaning they can access an extensive range of home furniture and fixtures compared to other sellers on the market. They provide a 2-year warranty on all their products and a 30-day return policy.
Founded in 1920 and located in Downers Grove, Illinois, Elkay specializes in creating kitchen and plumbing fixtures, mainly sinks, faucets, and drinking fountains for schools, corporate and home use. Their designs are a bit more tame than other brands, but they focus on usability. They offer multiple ADA-compliant faucet types and have their focus on kitchen faucets, with some bathroom faucets being offered. Their price point is fairly affordable, and they offer a lifetime warranty on their faucets with a 30-day return policy.
Founded in 2009 by Leonid Valdberg and headquartered in New York, VIGO is a top importer of bath and kitchen products that are manufactured in China. Their designs are contemporary and modern with minimalist aesthetics. Compared to other brands on the market, VIGO faucets are much cheaper, giving you the look of a high-quality faucet without the high price point. VIGO offers a limited warranty between 1-5 years, depending on the product, and their return policy varies widely from retailer to retailer.
What to consider when choosing a faucet
When choosing a faucet, you need to consider a few elements, specifically, how it fits in your home. Here are some aspects you should focus on when choosing your faucet:
Faucets are between $100-1200+ depending on the design and materials used. Materials will dictate your faucet’s overall durability and aesthetic, but remember that certain materials will be more suited for different bathroom aesthetics. To that end, you should consider your budget and determine how much you want to spend on a faucet, as this will help you narrow down which brands are right for you.
Faucets are a great way to display or show off a specific material you have in mind, however, materials will vary greatly depending on where it is sourced. Generally, the more you spend on your faucet, the higher the material’s quality. And while it may seem like a hefty investment, remember that your faucet is the workhorse of your sink, and the more you invest in it, the less care and maintenance it will require in the future.
Faucets all have different flow rates, which will determine how much water it will distribute. Most faucets have a flow rate between 1-2.2 gallons per minute. This is important as having a high flow rate can lead to increased water waste for your household, so you want to choose a lower faucet to save money on utilities.
What to look for in a brand
When choosing a faucet brand, you want to find a company with an extensive history, years of customer trust, a good warranty, and an aesthetic flair that matches your tastes.
Aesthetic: Ensure that the brand you choose matches the aesthetic style you want for your home. Although many brands today offer both contemporary and classic styles, their designs are wholly unique from each other or they specialize in one style over the other, so be sure they carry faucets that appeal to your sense of style.
Brand Age: Although this is not an accurate measure of quality, brand age does show prospective customers that a brand has experience manufacturing a wide range of plumbing applications. Remember that a trusted brand will command a higher price point, and you will usually pay a premium for a more reputable brand.
Warranty/Replacement: Ensure that the brand you choose has a quality warranty and replacement service available. Faucets aren’t cheap, and many things can go wrong during their lifespan, so research and choose a brand offering an extended warranty.
Trust: Similar to brand age, ensure that you choose a company you ultimately trust. Many aspects go into a bathroom remodel, and you want to ensure that the faucet you choose will be the right fit for your home. If you have already done extensive research and are still unsure which brand to choose-go, with your instincts, choose a company that feels right.
These are some questions you might have when it comes to purchasing a faucet:
What is a good price for a faucet?
This answer will depend on your budget, but generally, $200-400 is considered the average price of a faucet. You can go as low as $70 or as high as $2,000, but this ultimately comes down to your household and it’s needs. A vast majority of faucets on the market will fall between $200-400.
How long should my faucet last?
With proper maintenance and care, the faucet itself should last between 30-40 years, depending on the material. However, the plastic washer and internals will need to be inspected at least every 10 years to ensure viability as they will eventually break down and require increasingly more repairs.
What faucet style is best?
This will ultimately come down to preference, but most users prefer spread, or center set, where there are separate handles for controlling hot and cold water. Motion control or sensor faucets are also seeing a rise in popularity as they are generally much easier to use, although they do require an initial investment.
Choosing the right faucet for your home will require researching brands and seeing which aesthetic is the right fit for your home. Don’t rush this step as a quality faucet is a worthwhile investment and will see heavy use, so take your time and experiment.
Eric is the founder and president of Badeloft USA. He has been the president of Badeloft’s US division for over ten years and oversees all marketing and branding aspects of Badeloftusa.com.
His expertise lies in small business development, sales, and home and bathroom industry trends and information.
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