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Consider the Finish Before Buying a New Faucet

The finish of a faucet is just as important as the design and functionality of the fixture. That’s why we’ve created this in-depth guide on the most popular faucet finishes on the market. Have a look and decide which one is the best choice for you!


Polished Nickel
The great thing about polished nickel kitchen or shower faucets is that they can be paired with a wide range of bathroom aesthetics. While being easy to clean and very durable over time, this finish can look as though it’s changing colours in different lighting situations. It varies in shade range but can be an expensive choice. Polished nickel finishes work best with modern, contemporary and eclectic styles.


Brushed Nickel
The most durable option on this list, brushed nickel is easy to clean and match with other fixture accessories, making it a very popular faucet choice. Not the option if you are looking for a statement piece though, as it often blends in with other elements. This finish will work with most bathroom aesthetics.


Chrome
Another popular choice, chrome is the least expensive bath and kitchen faucet finish on the market. It’s durable and easy to clean, although it needs to be done frequently as it shows fingerprints and water spots easily. It will match other fixtures without much of a fuss but requires a bit more maintenance than other materials. Chrome faucets can be installed in any bathroom design.


Matte Black
A versatile finish that matches other metals and accessories, matte black faucet finishes are rising in popularity. It’s a small change that can make a big difference. It’s also easy to clean and doesn’t show water spots or fingerprints. However, it’s harder to find when compared to other metal faucets. This style is ideal for modern, industrial and contemporary bathrooms.


White Enamel
Easy to clean and doesn’t show fingerprints or water spots, white enamel faucets are a bright and timeless bathroom fixture. However, the enamel is fragile and prone to chipping or breaking with significant force, so you’ll need to be careful around. This finish is commonly used in farmhouse or modern bathrooms.


Satin Bronze
Durable, easy to clean and easily maintained, satin bronze kitchen faucets are an affordable alternative to copper and oil rubbed bronze fixtures. However, it a more expensive choice and sometimes difficult to match with other materials. Satin bronze is most common in traditional and Mediterranean designs.


Copper
A bold statement piece, copper is easy to find and contains antibacterial properties, meaning that if it’s scratched it can heal itself over time, blending back into the surrounding surface. It requires more maintenance than other faucet finishes and can be difficult to match with other materials or accessories. It’s best suited for farmhouse or Tuscan style decor.


Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Durable, easy to find and even easier to clean, oil-rubbed bronze is great for hiding water spots and fingerprints. It can also be easily matched with other accessories. While it’s more expensive than other finishes, it can be fit comfortably into most budgets. It’s perfect for traditional, Mediterranean and Tuscan designs.


Satin Brass
With a matte finish that will hide water spots and fingerprints, satin bronze faucets are durable and add a subtleness to any countertop. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to match with other bathroom fixtures. Satin brass is best suited for modern, contemporary or traditional bathrooms.


With a matte finish that will hide water spots and fingerprints, satin bronze faucets are durable and add a subtleness to any countertop. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to match with other bathroom fixtures. Satin brass is best suited for modern, contemporary or traditional bathrooms.


Polished Brass
Polished brass is durable and easily matched with other fixtures and accessories. It’s also easy to find and even easier to maintain, but it’s a more expensive option due to its unique nature and versatility. Polished brass is usually styled in traditional and modern designs.

At Euro Bath and Kitchen, we sell a vast assortment of bathroom and kitchen faucets, toilets, shower fixture and much more. With a 5,200 square-foot showroom located in Vaughan, Ontario, visit our store during your next bathroom or kitchen renovation.

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