: I will be remodeling a bath shortly and want to put in a new shower valve before the marble wall is done. I was told to get a Moen valve (and not the Kohler with the beautiful finish I want)because they are the only ones that are reliable for more than a few years.Is the plumbing supply store just saying that to get a sale, is it because the Moens are easier to install..or is it true? I certainly don't want to have to rip open a marble wall in a few years for a problem with a valve from an "iffy" company.
Kohler & Moen both make good quality, reliable faucets. I installed a Kohler tub/shower faucet more than 15 years ago that has not needed to be repaired yet and the finish has held up fine, in a co-op apartment that I own. Kohler is not an "iffy" company, neither is Moen. Go with what you want.