Grohe Kitchen Faucets Review: Single-Lever, Ladylux, Europlus, Eurostyle, Minta, K4, Other
Grohe Kitchen Fixtures
Grohe kitchen faucets focus almost exclusively on single lever, single hole installations, where the lever is attached above, besides, or even in front of the spout. Relatively limited in finishes (chrome being the most common alloy), this segment of the company's selection pays extra attention to technology and architectural design: pull-out and spray manipulation capabilities, low and high arches, ergonomically planned frames, and more.
Two main categories, classic and modern, span the entire assortment: the former contain high, straight parabolic spouts combined with a handle that resembles a human bicep, the latter opt for either low profile, iconic industrial build with the lever dominating the spout, or an artistically/fashionably design that flirts with minimalism and retro ideas.
Grohe incorporate a series of trademark technologies to enhance the faucets both functionally and aesthetically. SilkMove ensures easy manipulation of the metallic parts while eliminating leaks, StarLight treatment keeps the fixtures visually appealing for extended periods of time.
Let's take a look at some of the collections:
Ladylux constitutes a master collection, one of Grohe's most recognizable and popular, designed in a classic generous arc layout. Models include Pro, Plus, Cafe, and others, each offering a different solution for the kitchen, be it private and customized, industrial, commercial, or otherwise. Includes specialized pot fillers and basin taps.
Europlus/style/disc comprises another master collection – a modern counterpart of Ladylux – which employs casual design with levers operated by a movement on a different axis. Available in chrome, steel, and other metallic finished, Euro faucets feature spray and flow controls, a pullout (using a hose) function, SpeedClean, SilkMove, and other proprietary technologies.
Minta presents a minimalist sculptural configuration that stylizes the simplicity of mid-twenty century industrial plumbing implements. Tubular spout bent twice by ninety degrees describes a rectangular trajectory, while a complementing lever visually offsets the entire layout. Echoes Delta Faucet, Moen, and American Standard contemporary kitchen faucets collections.
Essence continues the decorative trend of Minta, opting for a different linear pattern: instead of a single long track, this faucet exhibits parallels, the spout and the handle acting as two decks, one positioned above the other. Again, some interesting Delta, Kohler, and American Standard references.
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