I am not sure, but I have heard that the quality of faucets at the big box stores is less than the quality of faucets at a plumbing supply house. I have only bought mine at the plumbing supply house.Thanks everybody for your input Ill be headed to home depot this week. I didn't know moen made a good faucet I will be looking at them and delta
This is true. Less brass components and more plastic, but esthetically look the same. Also some box store models have lower flow rates. I haven’t found any pressure issues with Moen faucets from box stores though.I am not sure, but I have heard that the quality of faucets at the big box stores is less than the quality of faucets at a plumbing supply house. I have only bought mine at the plumbing supply house.
Too little to late but here ya go for next job. Moen caldwell brushes buckle trim set.I've used Moen for 30 years and generally love them. I just started remodeling 2 bathrooms involving 3 vanity fixtures and 4 shower sets, and learned the hard way that Moen is insanely complex to configure and buy components for if you don't just buy them in boxes at the box store.
She Who Must Be Obeyed initially didn't know what style of faucets she wanted, so I just bought all the rough-in valves to get the plumbing done, and figured I'd buy the trim sets later. Wrong. It's now later, and I found that Moen doesn't sell individual components in all finishes in all "collections" (styles). But they do have a rather comprehensive filtering scheme on their website, so you can filter by exactly what you want and get part numbers -- if they exist -- and try to find a distributor who will sell you that part. But you cannot, for example, buy a shower-only trim (i.e., no tub spout, no showerhead) for the Posi-Temp valve for the Caldwell Collection in Brushed Nickel, which (of course) is what SWMBO wanted. But using the filters, we asked for shower-only Posi-Temp trim in brushed nickel, and found the (very small) number of collections that she could choose from. Fortunately she liked one of them, and it was only about 80% more than the original Caldwell.
Of course, you could pretend you were starting from scratch, and buy the complete shower+tub+valve set in any style and finish available and throw away the extra parts, but that gets pricey.
Just noticed you're looking for a sink faucet set. If you want a pull-out spray, Moen would not be my first choice, or at least it wasn't when I bought mine 2 years ago. If your hands are wet and soapy, it's very hard to wrangle their very stiff hose and press the small and very slippery button at the same time. Of all the other brands I've tested for this feature, Kohler is my favorite - flexible hose, and easy-to-press button.
And yet people keep asking me why the same exact faucet is cheaper at Home Depot. I tell them, go there and touch and feel it then come back and see me.I am not sure, but I have heard that the quality of faucets at the big box stores is less than the quality of faucets at a plumbing supply house. I have only bought mine at the plumbing supply house.