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Whether you are remodeling or installing a new bathroom, it is important that you choose the bathroom faucets with care. They are what determine how attractive and well-kept your bathroom looks. Understanding the pros and cons of the popular faucet finishes can help you make the best choice in relation to appearance, price, durability and more.
If you are looking for a vintage look, the polished brass is one of the best options you can go with. It is easy to clean, has a durable finish and it is much easier to match with other accessories and fixtures in your bathroom. Moreover, this option looks great with modern, traditional as well as electric settings.
All in all, this option is not without drawbacks. The first drawback of the polished brass option is that it is more expensive especially when compared to brushed nickel and chrome.
When compared to chrome and brushed nickel, the oil-rubbed bronze offers greater aesthetic appeal and a more traditional feel and look. If your bathroom has other brass items, purchasing the oil-rubbed bathroom faucets will improve the ambience and save you money. These faucets are durable, easy to maintain and easy to match with other fixtures and accessories. It will also not show fingerprints or water spots. On the flip side, oil-rubbed bronze faucets are more expensive than brushed nickel and chrome. All in all, they go well with Tuscan/ Mediterranean and traditional settings.
Copper bathroom faucets will give your bathroom a rich feel especially when considering copper is both bold and unmistakable. Mixing these faucets with subtle materials like marble on the countertop will help achieve a remarkable feel. Some of the benefits of using copper include the material’s antibacterial properties and the fact that it is easy to find. The main disadvantage of copper is that shiny copper finish requires more maintenance than other options such as chrome and oil-rubbed bronze. In addition to that, copper is not as durable and it is tricky to match these faucets with other accessories. Copper faucets are perfect for the farmhouse and Tuscan settings.
Polished nickel will help achieve a smooth and shiny finish. This material is also darker than chrome and it can appear to change its color under different lighting. What is more is that polished nickel is durable, and easy to clean. It is the perfect alternative to bushed nickel faucets. The main disadvantage of polished nickel is that it is expensive and hard to match with other accessories and fixtures. Other than that, it looks great on a wide range of settings.
This is by far the most popular finishes used. It is inexpensive, durable, easy to clean and maintain. It also matches easily with other fixtures and accessories. The only disadvantage is that it shows fingerprints and water spots. You will always be spoiled for choice when it comes to options for a bathroom faucet. Always make sure you profoundly understand the pros and cons of the option you choose to go with.