Sometimes, it can be confusing to know what the differences are among bathroom fixtures. Can you easily tell a brushed nickel fixture from a polished one? Or are you aware of the benefits you can get when choosing either satin brass or satin bronze? Luckily, we’re one of the locally trusted tub to shower remodelers who can help you make the right choice for your bathroom. Here are some of the common bathroom fixture finishes you should consider.
This type of materials is undoubtedly one of the most common options you’ll see on bathroom fixture finishes. This is because it’s an inexpensive finish that goes well with nearly all types of bathrooms. It’s also relatively easy to maintain, though it does show water spots and fingerprints when used. If you’re bothered by this, it can be easily remedied by wiping the fixture with a microfiber towel.
Oil-Rubbed and Satin Bronze
Oil-rubbed bronze is a type of finish that’s been around for quite a while, but it did become popular during the 90’s. As specialists among small bathroom renovation companies, we highly recommend this type of fixture finish for home bathrooms that have a more traditional design. Meanwhile, polished bronze fixtures go remarkably well with Mediterranean-styled bathrooms. This finish is also durable and doesn’t show water spots. But they’re not always available, so you may have to do a bit of effort to look for this if you want one for your home’s bathroom.
Polished and Satin Brass
Go for polished brass if you want a fixture that goes well with your home’s vintage style. It’s both durable and a bit expensive, so keep that in mind if you’re considering polished brass. Satin brass is also a good choice, since it fits nearly any kind of bathroom, whether it’s traditional or contemporary. You also won’t be seeing any water marks on satin brass, but just like its bronze counterpart, it can be a bit hard to find depending on where you live.
Polished and Brushed Nickel
This is a nice alternative if you’re looking for something that’s smooth and shiny but not exactly chrome. The finish is noticeably darker and can appear to change in color under different lighting conditions. While it’s more expensive than chrome, It’s also easy to clean. If you want a softer look, go for brushed nickel. It’s probably one of the most durable finishes, especially since it tends to keep its finish longer than even oil-rubbed bronze and chrome. It also doesn’t show any water spots or fingerprints. The only downside is that it may not go well with stainless steel; it will blend in instead of standing out.
This is a great fixture finish if you’re looking for something that can give off the feeling of being in a vintage farmhouse or a Tuscan home. The metal itself both looks beautiful and comes with natural antibacterial properties. It can also “heal” itself, so for instance if you get a scratch on a copper fixture, it will become darker over time and eventually blend with the natural patina. But you should also remember that its price is more expensive than other bathroom fixtures and can be high maintenance.
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