Selecting plumbing fixtures for your home is no longer as simple of a task as it sounds.
There are a large number of manufacturers of plumbing fixtures. Some manufacturers have been around for a long time and are names you are probably familiar with, such as, American Standard, Moen, Kohler, Delta, Pfister, Elkay Jacuzzi, Sterling, In-Sink-Erator, Kitchen Aid, and Grohe. There are also others that you may not be so familiar with like Blanco, DXV, Franke, Mirabelle, MTI, Native Trails, Stone Forest, Thompson Traders, Duravit, Hansgrohe, Kaldewei, Rohl, Danze, Brizo, Fortis and Victoria & Albert, to name a few. Not only are there lots of manufacturers, but each manufacturer has numerous “collections or series” in their product lines.
In addition to collections or series, each fixture may be available in many finishes. If you are looking for a faucet for your kitchen or bathroom, some finishes are chrome, polished nickel, brushed nickel, polished brass, bronze, oil rubbed bronze, black, satin black, white, biscuit, and the list goes on and on. If you are looking for a sink, chances are that you can find it in any metal finish you can imagine, any shape you can dream of, or any color under the sun from one manufacturer or another.
It seems the only limiting factor for a specific fixture is price, and you can find a given fixture for any amount you are willing to spend. The following will give you an idea of the price variations for some common fixtures. (These prices were extracted from the web site for Ferguson Plumbing Supply at www.ferguson.com)
Kitchen faucets $45 – $2,615
Kitchen sinks $61 – $5,100
Bathroom faucets $29 – $3,557
Shower faucets $65 – $4,230
Bath tubs $160 – $23,545
Tub faucets $105 – $5,510
Toilets $90 – $4,925
Garbage disposals $82 – $2,925
When it comes to various faucets, toilets and disposals, most people are not looking for the cheapest that can be found, because let’s face it, most of the time you get what you pay for; but by the same token, most people don’t see any reason to pay $5,000 for a toilet.
Wood’s Plumbing is now carrying a line of plumbing fixtures make by Wolverine Brass. Their line of products includes kitchen, bathroom, shower and bath tub faucets and valves and toilets. They are all moderately priced and manufactured under high standards of quality and workmanship.
They all are 100% factory tested prior to boxing.
Wolverine Brass warrants the original purchaser that their faucets will be drip free for 100 years and all finishes, excluding oil rubbed bronze, to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 100 years. Wolverine will replace free of charge during the warranty period any cartridge or finish that proves defective under normal use and service.
Wolverine Brass warrants their toilet tanks and bowls for 100 years and the internal workings for a period of 5 years for the original purchaser.
Wolverine Brass products are sold directly to professional plumbing companies only. This eliminates the middleman, and keeps their pricing at a lower level.
For more information on Wolverine Brass faucets, valves and other products, please view their website at: www.wolverinebrass.com
If you are planning on replacing any of your home’s plumbing fixtures, call Wood’s Plumbing, we have experienced technicians that can install all types of fixtures from a $45 kitchen faucet to a $23,000 bath tub, and anything in between. Let us be your full service plumber.