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Faucet Focus – Spring 2017

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Last issue I went looking for a new faucet to replace my dripping kitchen faucet. I loved it so much I decided to go looking for a new faucet for my bathroom … maybe it was just a good excuse to go on a photographic quest for beautiful faucets! Can you tell I love my job?? Before we start, let me remind you of two important things that we learned in previous issues – first that there are two types of spouts: open channel spout (where you can see the water as it come down the spout), and closed spout (where you can see the water only as it leaves the spout) – both seen below left. Second, that many faucet styles are available as ‘single hole’ (where the hot/cold handle(s) are part of the faucet) or ‘4″ centre / 8″ centre’ (where the hot/cold handles are not part of the faucet but rather sit to either side) – both seen below right. With this info in tow … let’s move on.

Well, Winter issue saw us explore the unique world of Riobel, this issue I decided to re-visit the amazing world of KOHLER. So I called my friend Sapna Patel at the beautiful Richmond showroom for The Ensuite. I’ve been to others, but I personally find that The Ensuite has the best selection and more importantly the best people. They really take their time with you and are extremely knowledgeable with regards to their faucets. ‘Tell me why you stand behind Kohler?’ I asked Sapna. ‘Because Kohler stands behind their products.’ she replied without hesitation. ‘In my experience they are the best, and fastest, at resolving any challenge that my customers may have with one of their faucets … whether it is to do with installation or replacement of a part within the Kohler faucet they have purchased from us’. Then she added ‘Kohler faucets are built to last, you can tell their quality by the sheer weight of the faucet and by how intricately they are polished’. I then learned that is why you rarely have to buff them with a towel to get them to shine. Sapna also informed me that Kohler is one of the few faucet manufacturers that will allow you to deal direct with them or with the retailer that you bought their faucet from. She finished off our brief interview by saying ‘We have many high quality faucets but Kohler just seems to shine above the rest.’ I’m sure there was no pun intended 🙂   And once again, out came the camera and up went the tri-pod.

And here are the photos!  You can click on them to view them larger.


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