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Top Faucet Brands to Consider — and Avoid (According to Master Plumbers)

3 min read • October 10th, 2023

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With hundreds of faucet choices available to homeowners, deciding between top faucet brands can be a daunting task. But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with our list of tried and tested, top-notch faucet brands that master plumbers trust because of their reliability, longevity, and availability.

Read more or watch the video below for tips on selecting the best faucet brand for your home.  

Avoid Cheap Faucets to Avoid Costly Repairs

When it comes to choosing from the top faucet brands for your kitchen or bathroom, spending more upfront can save you money in the long run. Cheap kitchen faucets use low-quality plastic parts instead of reliable stainless steel. If something breaks or starts to leak due to poor construction or cheap material, repairs will be expensive and hard to come by since replacement parts could be sparsely available. Opting for an established faucet brand now will help you avoid a costly headache later.

How Important Are a Faucet’s Finish and Features

When sifting through an assortment of top faucet brands, one lesser factor to consider will be the faucet’s finish and features. Many brands offer an array of colors and finishes such as matte black, polished chrome, brushed nickel, and more. Additionally, many models come with special features such as pull-down sprayers. While the finish and the features of a faucet may not be as important as its construction and durability, they still influence the overall aesthetic of your kitchen or bathroom and so deserve some consideration.

Furthermore, though a certain finish will not ultimately impact the longevity of a faucet, special features can, at times, impact the functionality of the faucet if they fail prematurely. Be sure to research any special features that the faucet includes and determine whether or not they are necessary for your needs. Ultimately, these considerations will help you find a faucet with a stylish finish and features that make it both functional and visually appealing to you.

Luxury Kitchen Faucets: To Splurge, Or Not to Splurge?

Any discussion of finish and features ultimately leads to the question, “what about luxury faucets?” Luxury kitchen faucets are elegant chrome, gold, or copper fixtures, but they often come with added costs and maintenance needs that aren’t ideal for every homeowner. From specialized parts to expensive repairs, it’s essential to consider all factors that could come up when choosing the right bathroom or kitchen faucet for your home.

Luxury kitchen faucet brands such as Rohl, Grohe and Hansgrohe are renowned for their quality finishes. However, if you’re considering splurging on a luxury kitchen faucet, be sure to thoroughly weigh both sides before committing.

Symmetrical line up of shiny chrome faucets from top faucet brands and luxury kitchen faucets. A hand is gently touching the most beautiful.

The Verdict?

When revamping your kitchen, selecting a top faucet brand for your kitchen or bathroom is key to getting long-term satisfaction and ensuring you get the best value for your money. 

Moen, Delta, and Kohler stand out as top faucet brands among master plumbers due to their quality and availability of repair parts. While they may have higher price tags than some alternatives, these top three brands have wide selections of various styles, so you should be able to find the right faucet that fits your budget.

When you invest in high-performing faucet brands from Moen, Delta, and Kohler, you’ll get a long-lasting fixture that will give you peace of mind — and that your plumber will approve of. The quality of your faucet will also minimize repair costs, but if you need a repair down the line, you’ll know that replacement parts are affordable and readily available. 

Contact Heil Plumbing today if you’re looking for reliable and efficient faucet repair or replacement services. We’re here if you need a trustworthy plumber in Rockville or the surrounding area.  Live closer to D.C.?  Trust our Howard County plumbers to take care of your home just like it was ours.


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