March 19

Kohler Forte K-10412-CP Kitchen Faucet Review


Kohler Forte K-10412-CP Overview

Kohler Forte K-10412-CP Kitchen Faucet

This sport a faucet from Kohler offers a classic escutcheon deck plate design with a side spray. It uses a single handle for the control of spray volume and temperature. This model is a polished chrome finish which gives a shiny and classic look that will blend with nearly any decor. If this finish is not to your liking, four other finishes are available, including a warm, classic brushed bronze, brighter brushed Chrome, brushed nickel, and stainless steel. This faucet features a ceramic disc valve that exceeds industry longevity standards. This means that you will get over 500,000 cycle operations before the expected failure. 

Additionally, the spout of this faucet swings, which offers increased clearance for accessing your sink. Finally, this faucet features a temperature memory setting that allows a faucet to be turned on and off and the temperature set prior to usage. When it comes to water conservation, this faucet uses only 1.8 gallons per minute, which meets the California Green Building standards as well as the EPA WaterSense guidelines.

This faucet does require a 4-hole installation. Before installing this faucet, you should ensure that your faucet Center matches your sink or mounting area holes. Also, keep in mind that the side Spray Connection needs to be installed in accordance with manufacturer directions. This faucet does have flexible supply lines to make installation easier in tight locations, but it does not feature quick connect fittings.

Kohler offers a limited lifetime warranty on their faucets. This warrants their faucets to be free of leaks and drips during normal residential use. Kohler will send you a new ceramic disc cartridge if your faucet doesn't begin to leak or drip.

Understanding the Dimensions of your Faucet

When shopping for a new kitchen faucet, you should know the area's measurements where your new faucet will be. However, when you start looking at the dimensions that your new faucet lists, you may find some things that look extremely unfamiliar. Terms like faucet Center and spout Reach are both terms that you should know. But if you don't, here is a brief rundown on the terms and dimensions that are most commonly listed with a faucet.

  • Spout Height vs. Overall Height

With faucets, there can be any number of different height measurements. Two of the most common are spout height and overall height. The overall height of a faucet is the height from the mounting deck to the top of the highest point on the faucet. This is usually the top of the gooseneck spout. This can also be the top of the single-lever handle in some cases. When speaking of the spout height, this is the distance from the mounting deck to the bottom of the spigot. This gives you an idea of the clearance distance between the counter and the faucet. One last height Dimension that you may see is the handle height. This refers to the height of the kitchen faucet handle. It is usually used when there are two separate handles to have an idea of the necessary overall clearance.

  • Spout Reach

This is the distance that the spout extends out over the sink. This is also a measurement of your clearance for your faucet spout. However, most faucets are now able to swivel, especially if they are single-hole mounts. Still, this measurement gives you a good idea of the room. You will have when working in your sink.

  • Faucet Center

This measurement is the distance in inches between the centers of the pre-drilled faucet holes in the sink. The center points should match up to the center points of the faucet that you wish to install. This dimension is used for multiple-hole faucet installation.

  • Faucet Hole Size

This is the recommended Width of the hole that your faucet should be installed into. The reason why this is given is that they are different. If your faucet hole is too wide, then your kitchen faucet will rock back and forth. And of course, if it's too small, then your kitchen faucet won't fit at all.

Features of the Kohler K-10412 Forte Faucet

Comparing and contrasting the different features of a kitchen faucet is an important step in making a purchase decision. Realizing this, we have put all of the features you should know in one central location to make it easy to compare and contrast the different models you are considering.

  • Dimensions:
    • Spout Height: 6-1/8 inches
    • Spout Reach: 9-1/16 inches
    • Overall Height: 8-7/8 inches
    • Overall Width: 10 inches
    • Sidespray Height: 5-3/4 inches
  • Flow Rate: 1.8 Gallons Per Minute
  • Water Connection Size: 3/8 inch
  • Faucet Hole Size: 1-5/16 inch
  • Faucet Centers: 8 inches
  • Ceramic Disc Valve Cartridge
  • ADA Compliant
  • Low Lead Compliant
  • Lifetime Warranty


If you are looking for a kitchen faucet with a classic two-handle Style, this Kohler faucet may be just what you are looking for. This faucet would be home in any kitchen, rocking the retro d├ęcor aesthetic with a single handle and classic from with a side spray. Please feel free to browse our other kitchen faucet reviews if you wish to keep shopping. 


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