American Standard Faucets: A Buyer Guide


Just like their name implies, American Standard has played a huge role in the national kitchen and bathroom plumbing industry for over a century. In their own words, the company has “set and re-set the standards for living healthy, living responsibly, and living beautifully.” In this buyer guide, we will dive into the American Standard faucet collection, giving you everything you need to know about faucet types, features, and installation before you make your purchase.

The Basics

American Standard makes faucets for both kitchens and bathrooms, in domestic and commercial settings. These faucets are sturdy, often made of either brass or metal with an outer finish of your choice, and many are equipped with additional features in order to make them healthier and more efficient. Ultimately, American Standard balances modern technology, practicality, and intuitive design to create an affordable product that is built to last.

Faucet Types

American Standard has faucets to fit a variety of situations, be it a kitchen remodel, a tub upgrade, or an entire public school construction project; the company’s main goal is to give you options that meet your particular standards. Check out some of the categories below for a taste:

The Pekoe collection adds a fluid, angular touch to the classic American Standard look.

The Pekoe collection adds a fluid, angular touch to the classic American Standard look.


The typical kitchen faucet is put to use several times a day, and for a wide range of reasons. To meet this level of demand, American Standard offers a faucet that is drip-free and scratch resistant, ensuring a long-lasting product that keeps mess to a minimum. A variety of sizes are available as well; the faucet types range from single hole to widespread, with a spout height that can be as low as 1.31 inches or has high as 21.5. Designs can be classically casual, like the models in the Colony collection, or more angular and unique, like those in the Pekoe collection (pictured).


The best part about American Standard bathroom sink faucets is that there are so many options available, you can truly let your unique personality shine through your choice. Much like their kitchen counterparts, these faucets can vary in size and shape, and your choice of handle type includes blade, lever, and even push button. Plus, for those who prefer a little more flexibility in the bathroom, the Quentin single hole bathroom faucet contains a swivel spout and plenty of arm room between the faucet and the sink.


When it comes to tubs, American Standard offers variety and functionality. Their lineup of tub faucets is built to withstand tarnishes and scratches, with the goal of reducing the need to perform maintenance. These faucets can range from 7 to 12 inches in width, and many models come complete with a handshower for extra maneuverability in the shower or bath. Popular tub faucet collections that may catch your eye are the geometrically designed Town Square models, or the curved, sleek Berwick collection.


If you need faucets for a workplace or other public area, then American Standard has commercial options for both kitchen and bathroom that should fit the bill. These models are relatively simple in their design, like in the case of the Selectronic single hole faucet, and many come equipped with motion sensor technology that makes hand washing quick, easy, and hygienic.

amstand_finishesSpecial Features

Once you have chosen the perfect faucet for your situation, there are a few additional features you should know about before checking out. Firstly, each American Standard comes in a variety of finishes, ranging from chrome, to oil rubbed bronze, to stainless steel (all of these options are available when you view faucets on SUPPLY.com). These finishes do not necessarily determine the strength of the product, as most of the faucets are made of either metal or brass, but the right finish can make or break the design flow of an entire room; always try to consider the colors that are already present in the room when choosing your faucet’s finish.

Additionally, most American Standard faucets are in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, meaning that they are built to be operated in the easiest, most comfortable ways. Also, if you are the type of homeowner or builder who is interested in going green, you’ll be happy to know that several of the faucets are also WaterSense certified, designed to conserve water whenever possible and reduce your monthly bill.

And for any plumbers out there, American Standard also offers a pre-assembled Speed Connect drain with every faucet; the Speed Connect system has minimal parts, takes minimal steps to assemble, and ensures that any future maintenance will be quick and easy.

The Townsend design is geometric with a slight curve, similar to classic, wooden models.

The Townsend design is geometric with a slight curve, similar to classic, wooden models.

The Latest from American Standard

American Standard has been in the plumbing game for a while, and their products become more refined and better equipped with every new collection released. At SUPPLY.com, we are proud to offer the latest faucet collections from American Standard: Townsend, Edgewater, and Beale.

The Townsend Bathroom Faucet collection (pictured) is geometrically shaped, with a slight curve thrown in to loosen up the design a bit (the design was actually inspired by the Manhattan Bridge). The faucets pair well with the Speed Connect drain, and the entire collection also includes showerheads, towel bars, and other accessories that will surely give your bathroom a consistent appeal.

The Edgewater Faucet collection, on the other hand, is built for the kitchen. Available in either polished chrome or stainless steel, the Edgewater design includes a pull-down spout with 4 spray functions and a pause mechanism, perfect for cleaning even the bulkiest kitchen hardware. Plus, the simple lever handle makes for an intuitive and space-efficient addition to any kitchen.

Lastly, the Beale Kitchen Faucet collection is similar to Edgewater in functionality, but boasts a far more minimalist design. The key feature that sets Beale faucets apart from the norm is the incorporation of a Selectronic hands-free sensor. A simple wave of the hand is enough to turn these faucets on or off, meaning that messy hands are no longer as much of an issue (see the Selectronic feature in action in the video below).

Is an American Standard faucet the best option for you? Check out the entire collection at SUPPLY.com.