Gray Uhl: Hello! I'm Gray Uhl from American Standard. Today I want to talk about picking a kitchen faucet based on welding, construction and finish. First and foremost select a kitchen faucet that has ceramic disc valves. These are made of a material that's near diamond in hardness. It will last a lifetime, never wear out, and actually gets better with use.
Second, be sure to look for all metal construction. Your kitchen is a really busy area, and you want to make sure that you have a faucet that will hold up to daily use and abuse. And finally, pick up finish, that is either chrome or PVD and that stands for Physical Vapor Deposition, finish is such as nickel or stainless steel. Our tests have shown that these are very durable finishes and hold up to daily use in cleaning. The right kitchen faucet will give you a life time a trouble-free use and make any kitchen task that much easier.