Our Rating System & Standards Explained

At Lavatory Lab, our ultimate goal is to help you create the perfect bathroom sanctuary by providing comprehensive, reliable, and trustworthy information on bathroom design, products, and maintenance. We understand how confusing, time-consuming, and frustrating it can be to find the right products and advice for your bathroom needs, which is why we have developed an extensive rating system that covers everything from bathroom fixtures to accessories.

Our rating system has been carefully designed to give you a clear understanding of the quality, performance, and value of the products we review. Our team of industry experts and professionals conduct thorough research, testing, and analysis to provide the most accurate and honest rating possible for each item. Rest assured, our ratings are never influenced by manufacturers, advertisers, or external stakeholders – our most important goal is to earn and maintain your trust.

Keep in mind that our rating system is our expert opinion, and what may be perfect for us might not be the best choice for you. We encourage you to use our detailed reviews and ratings as a guide to help you make informed decisions based on your specific needs and preferences.

What the numbers mean

Our rating system uses a scale from 0 to 100, with each number representing a specific level of quality, performance, and value.

0-39 Bad: Products in this range are of poor quality and do not meet our standards. We generally do not recommend purchasing these items.

40-49 Poor: These products have some redeeming qualities, but they are still below our expectations. We suggest looking for better alternatives.

50-59 Mediocre: These products are average and may get the job done, but there are likely better options available. We recommend considering other choices before making a purchase.

60-69 Okay: Products in this range are decent and may be suitable for some users. They may not be our top recommendations, but they could be worth considering depending on your specific needs and preferences.

70-79 Good: These products are of good quality and generally meet our expectations. They may not be the best in their category, but they are reliable choices that we would use ourselves.

80-89 Great: Products in this range are excellent and stand out from the competition. They are well-designed, high-performing, and offer great value. We highly recommend considering these items for your bathroom needs.

90-100 Amazing: These products are exceptional and represent the best of the best in their category. They offer outstanding quality, performance, and value, and we wholeheartedly recommend them for anyone seeking top-notch bathroom products.

How we arrive at those numbers

Our rating system evaluates products based on several key factors, including:

  • Materials: We assess the quality, durability, and suitability of the materials used in the product.
  • Craftsmanship: We examine the product’s construction, paying close attention to details such as welds, connection points, and overall assembly.
  • Durability Over Time: We evaluate how well the product holds up over time, considering factors such as wear and tear, performance, and longevity.
  • Features: We assess the usefulness and effectiveness of the product’s features, comparing them to similar products in the market.
  • Design: We evaluate the overall design of the product, considering aspects such as aesthetics, ergonomics, and innovation.
  • Real World Usage: We test the product in real-life situations to determine how well it performs and meets its intended purpose.
  • Monetary Value: We assess the product’s price in relation to its quality, performance, and durability.
  • Product Value: We evaluate the overall value the product brings to users, taking into account factors such as frequency of use, effectiveness, and satisfaction.
  • Brand Experience: We rate the company behind the product, considering aspects such as customer service, warranty, mission, and environmental policies.
  • Editorial Evaluation: We use our expertise and experience to provide a general rating for the product, considering any additional factors not covered in the other categories.

By utilizing this comprehensive rating system, we aim to provide you with the most accurate and reliable information possible, helping you make informed decisions and create the perfect bathroom sanctuary.