FAUCET FEATURE 3: Profile of the GSY8875CTL Continental Kitchen Faucet
- Model Number: GSY8875CTL
- Brand Name: Kingston Brass
- Collection Name: Continental
- Category: Faucet
- Sub-Category: Kitchen Faucet
- Sub-Category2: Pull-Down Faucet
- Material: Brass
- Number of Handles: 1
Pull-down faucets have been very popular in the last 10 years. As the name states, the spray head pulls down from a goose neck spout. The benefit of the goose neck spout is that it allows more clearance between the sink and the faucet. This allows you the option to accommodate bigger pots. Spring spouts are another option that fall in the same category.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION – CONTINENTAL
Discover your home elements touched with a hint of whimsical simplicity from contemporary designs with the Continental Collection. Create an ideal niche of modern styles and enduring reliability with the solid brass composition of collection’s featured kitchen faucets. Redefine luxuriant styling with the collection’s array of finishes from the gleaming cleanliness of Polished Chrome to the hinting hidden history of Oil Rubbed Bronze, even offering options of color-coordinating various finishes.
ABOUT THE FINISHES:
Polished Chrome – This was a very popular finish, especially in plumbing and door hardware products globally, especially in Europe, Asia and South America. Part of the reason might be its durability. It is an electroplated finish, which is part of the reason it is very durable. Chrome is considered a cold color; it’s a stark silver color. Designers like it because it is very easy to work with and it fits into most décor depending on the style of the faucet or accessory. The biggest complaint is that it does show fingerprints and water spots.
Brushed Nickel – Without a doubt, this is one of the most popular finishes today.. It gained its popularity partly because of practicality. It is easy to maintain as it does not show fingerprints or water spots easily. From the designers point of view, it is easy to coordinate with most granite or marble colors. You may still have the risk of tarnishing, but if you follow common sense maintenance guidelines you should be able to maintain it for many years.
Oil Rubbed Bronze – This is by far the most problematic finish to most manufacturers because it is considered a living finish. Living is a code word for “forever changes.” The ideal scenario is that it will mature with age and give the room a rustic feel. In reality, it does not always mature the way you want it to. If the end user is aware of the characteristics of this finish and knows what they are getting into, it is fine. The problem originates when designers fail to educate the client and do not give enough “Caveat emptor” information.