tl, Pirate is a plumber. I asked him what he would recommend for a replacement. I wanted the top of the line and a reliable brand in the middle. He gave me the name of a foreign one I can't even pronounce. Cost a couple of hundred dollars and made somewhere in Europe. Forget that one. But his recommendation to all his customers is Delta. But DO NOT buy it from Home Depot. They sell the lesser superior quality to HD. If you can go to a plumbing supply place, it is what he recommended. They will know all the ins and out of the company that makes the faucet. Do they replace parts free, pay for return shipping costs, etc.
Pirate told me they never get a call back on Delta products. Maintenance Dept. in this building has learned the hard way. Almost every faucet that was used when this building was first converted to housing, had Kohler. (The lowest bidder) We now have Delta.
A Plumbing Supply store will cost less than your local hardware store or a Big Box like HD or Lowes. And you will get a better quality product. The same quality that they sell to professional plumbing companies. When I first moved into this apartment, it had the minimal amount of safety products in the plumbing area possible. I am very fortunate. I have Spike and Pirate for children who are in the trades. I now have probably the safest bathroom in the whole building. And the most attractive faucets and shower.
A quick side note. For you parents who still have children who one day will be looking on a business to go into. May I suggest the trades? There is a shortage of trade workers, and as a result the ones in them can command very high paychecks. Spike is a licensed contractor and can do all of the trades. Plumbing, electrical, etc. When the city inspector is overwhelmed with a workload, he will often call Spike to go and inspect a job for him in this part of the city and send him the report.