651-212-4221
Jun 02, 2015
|

Bathroom Faucet Finish Guide

Legend has it that anything that King Midas touched turned to gold.  And while that may have been ideal for the bathroom fixtures of the ‘90s, in present day we must admit that it looks a little dated.  It’s easy to become overwhelmed with options, but we’ve got you covered.  Here are some of the most popular bathroom fixture finishes on the market and what you need to know about them before committing.

Brushed Nickel

What it Looks Like: Brushed nickel is silver in color and has small, intentional scratches all in the same direction.  This process removes the shine from the nickel.

Why you’ll Love It: Brushed nickel is one of the longest-lasting finishes available.  It hides fingerprints, along with water spots, making it easy to clean.  Price-wise, it’s quite budget-friendly.  It works well in modern and traditional bathrooms.

Why you’ll Loathe It: If you’re looking to make a statement with your bathroom fixtures, brushed nickel isn’t unique enough to turn heads.

Chrome

What it Looks Like: Chrome fixtures are silver and shiny.

Why you’ll Love It: Chrome is cost-effective and it takes very little to maintain and keep clean.  It plays well with other materials.

Why you’ll Loathe It: While they are easy to clean, chrome fixtures are known for showing fingerprints and watermarks.

Copper

What it Looks Like: With its hints of orange, a copper sink can be a real statement piece.

Why you’ll Love It: By its nature, copper has several antimicrobial properties which means that bacteria in this type of sink will die in a matter of hours, instead of weeks.

Why you’ll Loathe It: Copper is less durable than other sink finishes.  It’s also harder to find accessories that match it.  Over time, it will show signs of age.

Brass

What it Looks Like: Brass fixtures are golden in color.

Why you’ll Love It: If you prefer a classic look, brass is a great fit.  It’s easy to clean and brass options in the marketplace are endless.

Why you’ll Loathe It: Over time, brass fixtures will become discolored and can even rust.  This finish is one of the most expensive.

Oil Rubbed Bronze

What it Looks Like: Bronze fixtures have a combination of brown & black coloring.

Why you’ll Love It: Bronze fixtures are a great addition to any bathroom because they exude warmth and elegance.  They pair well with statement sinks are a perfect complement to almost any bathroom style.  They are easy to find and conceal water spots & fingerprints.

Why you’ll Loathe It: This finish can be more expensive than others.  Oil rubbed bronze fixtures vary wildly in color from manufacturer to manufacturer, making it difficult to get a perfect accessory match throughout the room.  The finish can also change over time, impacting the look of the color and special cleaning projects are needed in order to prolong this process as long as possible.

Reviews

We Strive for 100% Customer Satisfaction

Delivering exceptional service is our No. 1 priority. Read these happy reviews from homeowners who were blown away by their home improvement experience with Lindus Construction.

"Service and work were excellent; thank you!"

Ron B.
Burnsville, MN
January 19, 2023

"The technician worked very efficiently and put in long hours to get the job done. Excellent work and we were very grateful."

Pam L.
Oakdale, MN
January 12, 2023

"I have used Lindus in the past and they once again, gave me excellent service. They stand behind their products and service. I have referred them to many friends."

Susan B.
St. Paul, MN
January 6, 2023

"We have had them do work at our home before and at my parents' house. They did great work!"

Sue R..
St. Croix Falls, WI
January 3, 2023

"The two young men that did the install were great.  They were personal and appeared very conscientious."

Jim H.
St. Anthony, MN
December 30, 2022

"Always polite and considerate. Last inspection was a quality control and I was impressed with him and his thorough inspection. Great job!"

Irene S.
Bloomington, MN
December 20, 2022

"We had a great experience with Lindus. The communication has been great. When I had a question I received a return email or phone call quickly. When Lindus employees were at our home, they explained what they were doing in great detail, my questions were always satisfactory answered. I will gladly continue to refer Lindus to friends and neighbors."

Roger D.
Shoreview, MN
November 29, 2022

"I highly recommend Lindus Construction. I have used them for three projects over the last few years and they are easy to contact, the people are friendly and they do very high quality work. Don’t hesitate to use Lindus for your next project."

Darrell M.
Lino Lakes, MN
June 9, 2022
Complimentary Estimates. We Are Also Offering A No-Charge Heat Map Analysis With Insulation Estimates Through January 31st.
Some restrictions may apply. Call for details.
icon
Call
icon
Services
icon
Appointments
Menu