The Best Finishes for Widespread Bathroom Faucets
There are a variety of options for widespread bathroom faucet finishes, but which is best for your bathroom decor and daily usage? The finish can be just as important as the type of faucet, and it can become a delightful focal point in the design. Make sure you make a choice you’ll never regret and study these available options for widespread faucet finishes.
Finishes: Pros and Cons
PROS: Golden finish is classy, not flashy. Durable matte finish hides spots and fingerprints
CONS: Difficult to match with other fixtures
PVD Polished Brass
PROS: Durable and easier to match with other finishes. Easy to maintain
CONS: Can be more expensive
STYLES: Traditional or modern
PROS: Hides water spots and fingerprints
CONS: It’s a living finish and will continuously change, not always the way you want it, Can be more expensive than chrome
PROS: Extremely durable. Easy to clean.
CONS: Can be more expensive and difficult to match with other accessories
STYLES: Traditional or Mediterranean
PROS: A visual plus for the bath or kitchen. Easy to find. Copper has antibacterial properties. Scratches that occur over time will “heal” and add to the imperfections that make copper so beautiful and unique
CONS: Requires more maintenance than chrome and can be difficult to match with other finishes
STYLES: Farmhouse or Tuscan but also fits well in traditional designs
PROS: Least expensive, durable, and easy to clean. Blends with other fixtures easily
CONS: Because it shows fingerprints and spots, must be wiped down daily
STYLES: Fits well into almost any decor
PROS: Adding just a matte black finish faucet can change the look of the entire bathroom. It can add a modern look without a complete bathroom update. Easy to clean and doesn’t show fingerprints or spots. The brass under the finish provides durability
CONS: Because this finish is unique, there are not as many options available as there are for chrome or brushed nickel
STYLES: Industrial, modern
PROS: Shiny finish, durable
CONS: Can be more expensive than chrome. As with any polished finish, it will show fingerprints and water spots
STYLES: Blends well with traditional, modern, contemporary, and eclectic
PROS: Goes with most any decor, easy to maintain as it does not show fingerprints or water spots.
CONS: Doesn’t really stand out or blend in
STYLES: Works with most styles and decors
Tips for Choosing the Right Finish
If you choose a finish that can be difficult to match, be sure to get all fixtures from the same place so you end up with a cohesive end result. Kingston Brass offers a variety of styles and finishes for widespread bathroom faucets. Take a look to get a good visual before you order.