In most bathrooms, the sink and vanity create your focal point, so the finish on your faucet becomes a very important choice. When selecting a faucet finish, consider your preferences in hue and texture, and make sure it blends into your overall bathroom decor. Here is some more information to get you started.
The cost among different faucet finishes is significant. Chrome, for example, is the least expensive, ringing in at around $50 on average, while nickel can cost $600 or more. Get more help on any aspect of your bathroom remodel by going here.
The durability of your faucet finish depends on the material choice. Chrome can wear off over time, brass can rust and tarnish, and nickel plating can chip off. Bronze tends to resist scratches, tarnishing, and corrosion, but all finishes will only last if they are properly cleaned and cared for.
Each finish requires different care and maintenance. Check with your manufacturer before establishing a cleaning routine.
Yes, faucets with a traditional bronze finish have a brushed, rich texture. Oil-rubbed bronze finishes are also available for a darker textured faucet. Usually achieved through powder coating, oil-rubbed bronze finishes consist of a dark brown-black color with copper highlights, a nice contrast to lighter bathroom surroundings. Other options in bronze finishes include mocha and medium bronze.
Brass is generally the finish of choice for antique design styles because of its golden, classic appearance.
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