This new design combines the innovative design of today’s modern kitchens with the functionality and durability of a professional tool. The Ladylux³ features a dynamic and flowing silhouette with a more streamlined body than its predecessors. The flower-like body rises organically from the counter and merges with an elegantly arched spout and distinctive lever. (I dig the “flower-like” reference!)
With its fluid curves and graceful gooseneck design, the LadyLux3 Café single-handle pull-down spray head kitchen faucet is as elegant and eye-catching as it is functional. Standing 14 ¾ inches tall, its striking profile comprises a high-arc swivel spout that extends 8 1/8 inches in reach and incorporates a pull-down sprayhead. Spray control allows users to switch between two spray modes—regular flow and spray—with a simple push of a button.
GROHE SpeedClean protects the spray nozzles against limescale buildup, and the lever handle, equipped with a GROHE SilkMove cartridge for smooth control of the water temperature and volume, rotates forward to turn the faucet on, eliminating installation issues relating to backsplash clearance. LadyLux3 Café has a 1.75-gpm water flow. It comes in several finishes and says: the professional’s choice GROHE RealSteel®.
It was surprising to see the variation in cost between faucet finishes. The retail for Ladylux in chrome is $539, jumping up to $699 for Supersteel and $869 for RealSteel Stainless. Dang, I saw that Grohe’s retail for my version finish with RealSteel Stainless Steel/Black was $881!!! Thankfully, mine was hugely discounted. I interviewed 3 plumbers re: installation and went with a great referral who installed it last week. When I tried my new Grohe, I realized how rough the old one had been operating. Plus this piece not only looks like a piece of sculpture – gorgeous & fascinating visually – the handle operates soooo smoothly.
Similarly, I looked for a better deal than the $159 retail soap dispenser to match the faucet. The designer picked out one which matched, but when it was installed, I found that it was plastic and the pump didn’t work nearly as well as my previous soap dispenser. Customer reviews agreed. So I watched a YouTube video, removed it and replaced with same model soap dispenser as I had before, but with stainless finish to match new faucet. Check it out in photo. I can use one hand, it self primes, pumps great and sits low profile, and looks good with new Grohe faucet.
Plus it’s totally OK to mix metal finishes between faucet and antique brass cabinet pulls… “leave matchy-matchy to the catalogs and let your kitchen’s personality shine with a mix of metals for hardware and fixtures” per this article & photos