This Kraus KPF-1640 Nola faucet is exceptional in both looks and construction. Unlike many other kitchen faucets, not only the body is constructed of solid brass, but the handle as well. This gives it exceptional corrosion and rust resistance. This model is the stainless steel Finish for this faucet, but it is also available in a shiny Chrome version as well.
This faucet has a dual function pull down spray head that also offers magnetic docking to prevent sagging as the life of the product goes on. The high arch gooseneck spout allows for unobstructed sink access. The spray head has two settings for water flow. You either get an aerated stream or a powerful cleansing spray. The single handle on the right side controls both water flow and water temperature. One of the key product technologies that are found in this faucet is Kraus’s Swiss-made Neoperl aerators. These aerators are premium Products that soften the stream to prevent excess splashing and provide an excellent delivery of water. Additionally, the Precision ceramic cartridges are made by Kerox from Hungary.
This kitchen faucet comes with an escutcheon for installation. The escutcheon measures 9.88 in in wit and easily converts a three-hole faucet assembly system into a single hole. This faucet can be installed in Decks that are 1.75 inch thick or thinner. If you need to install this in a thicker deck, you can purchase an optional extension kit.
Kraus offers a limited lifetime warranty where Kraus well repair or replace the item at their discretion should it fail. Warranties are not transferable, and any commercial use automatically voids the warranty entirely.
Four Things to Think About When Purchasing a Kitchen Faucet
When you’re shopping for a kitchen faucet, there are a lot of things that you should be looking at; especially if you have no idea what kind of faucet will be best for you. With that in mind, we looked at the four most basic features that you should be considering. Of course, for a deeper look at the features you should be looking for, please check out our buying guide here.
1. Matching Your Sink
When you are looking at kitchen faucets, the first thing you should look at is what type of sink you have. We don’t mean whether you have a drop-in sink or a kitchen apron front model. Instead, look to the back at the faucet holes that you have there. The number of holes should at least be equal to the number of faucet holes that your faucet requires. For example, with this spring pulldown kitchen faucet, it requires one faucet hole. That means it could be installed into any sink, whether they have one, two, or three installation holes.
2. Check the Connections
Before you install your new faucet, take a look at the water line connections. In general, if your home is recently built, you’ll have 3/8-inch water lines. But if your home is older, you may have 1/2-inch water lines. While this isn’t a deal breaker if you do have older and larger water lines, you will need to get an adaptor that can convert the larger waterline to the smaller size.
3. Faucet Dimensions
Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter if you love a kitchen faucet if it doesn’t fit where you want it. So make sure you measure the space where you plan on installing your new faucet. And don’t just consider the width and height. You should also look at the spout height and spout reach as well. Spout height is how high the spigot is from the mounting deck, while reach is how far out the spigot sticks out. These can be important considerations, so it’s worth knowing.
4. Faucet Placement
There are a lot of places that you can put your faucet. Don’t be locked into just at the back of the sink. If your sink is on an island, consider putting the kitchen faucet to the side or even getting a faucet that can be wall mounted. Opening up your mind to alternate placements means that your pool of available faucets increases as well.
Features of the Kraus KPF-1640SS Nola Spring Pulldown Faucet
When you purchase a new kitchen faucet, it’s something that’s probably going to last you for a great many years. With this in mind, we have put all of the pertinent features here so you can easily see what they are and pick the best kitchen faucet for your home.
- Spout Height: 6-3/8 inches
- Spout Reach: 8-5/8 inches
- Overall Height: 19-1/2 inches
- Flow Rate: 1.75 Gallons Per Minute
- Water Connection Size: 3/8 inch
- Faucet Hole Size: 1-3/8 inch
- Kerox Precision Ceramic Disc Cartridge
- Includes escutcheon for installation in 3-hole systems
- Kraus Technology
- Precision Kerox Ceramic Disc Cartridges
- Swiss-Made NeoPerl Aerators
- Magnetic Sprayhead Dock
- Lifetime Warranty
This Kraus faucet offers many features and advantages that make it a great fit for nearly anyone kitchen. With Precision Neoperl aerator and Kerox ceramic disc cartridges, you can be sure of a lifetime of Leak and drip free operation. Should you still not be convinced, then please feel free to peruse our other kitchen faucet reviews. And as always, if you have any questions, please contact us and let us know.