5 benefits of premium faucets

21 October 2021

When the time comes to buy a new faucet, it can be hard to choose because models and prices vary so much. What are the benefits of a premium faucet? There are low-end faucets on the market that cost about $50, mid-range faucets ranging from $150 to $300, and high-end faucets that cost from $300 to $3,000.

The benefits of a premium faucet

There are several advantages to buying a premium faucet.


The most important measure of faucet quality is certification. Certification is a form of quality control that a country issues when a product meets quality standards sturdiness and environmental performance. The product must be certified in order for a certified plumber to install it and honour its warranty.

Best design

The design is often more attractive and will add an appealing touch to your kitchen or bathroom decor.

Better materials and finishes

The materials and finishes are of better quality. A quality faucet should be made of solid brass in order to withstand daily use for years to come. Cartridges must be good quality because they are the “motor” of the faucet. There will be constant pressure on them every hour of the day for 10, 15 or 20 years. If the quality is poor, the cartridge is more likely to break and can cause significant water damage (and the ensuing repair and cleanup costs will far exceed those of a quality tap).

Better warranty and after-sales service

High-end faucets very often have lifetime warranties, so if any part of it breaks or fails, it will be repaired or replaced at no cost.

Where to buy a high-end faucet

A number of stores in Montreal sell kitchen and bathroom faucets—hardware stores like Rona, Home Depot, Réno-Dépôt, Patrick Morin and others. There are also specialty stores that sell exclusive premium-quality faucets.

Where to buy a premium faucet in Montreal

Bouticcelli bathroom supply store

The Bouticcelli family business has been operating in Europe since 1970 through the global distribution group that supplies the Adeo plumbing and heating network. It was recently established in Canada as Bouticcelli. The company specializes exclusively in bathroom furnishings and fixtures, selling more than 500 different kinds of faucets, including the most popular brands:

  • American Standard
  • Bélanger
  • Toto
  • Waltec
  • Neptune

Bouticelli is based in Europe and strongly influenced by the trends there, more so than other stores in Quebec. Customers will find it has exclusive products they can’t get anywhere else. These include hammam showers, balneotherapy bathtubs and towel warmers, which are very popular in Europe. Bouticcelli offers items that are of superior quality compared to what can be found at major distributors and less expensive than in some specialty stores that import by the unit.

Espace Plomberium

Espace Plomberium is a division of Deschênes, a plumbing distributor and wholesaler. The Espace Plomberium retail network has 5 stores that carry more than 1,000 faucets. The most popular brands at Espace Plomberium are:

  • Riobel
  • Aquabrass
  • Masco (distributor of Brizo, Hansgrohe, Axor and Delta brands)
  • Kalia
  • Baril