There is a bathroom faucet finish to suit any taste. Traditionally polished chrome has been the most popular. While this gleaming finish can be attractive, it requires more upkeep because of water spotting. Brushed finishes such as brushed chrome or brushed nickel offer less gleam, but nevertheless are very attractive, stylish and far easier to keep up especially in a busy household. There are also many rubbed finishes that add to the styling and give more of a vintage look. Copper and even black faucets are now available.
Hygienic properties - It is a little known fact that brass is actually germicidal in nature. This is due to the oligodynamic effect, which is caused by the copper in brass: this effect denatures several enzymes in most microorganisms, which effectively kills them. This makes a brass bathroom faucet probably one of the cleanest yet safest fixtures to place in your home.
Many people assume that because bathroom faucets and fixtures are small that it does not matter the kind they choose, but nothing could be further from the truth. When you or a guest use the bathroom, the bath fixtures do more than just turn on the faucets, they actually accent the bathroom. Think about going into a very nice bathroom with marble sinks and a bathtub, but there are no faucets or fixtures; it would be less than appealing.
Many of todays faucet also feature waterless valves. Those with ceramic disc or the cartridge models are much less prone to leaking and will last longer. When you consider style for your bathroom faucet, you should also coordinate with your bathtub and shower fixtures in order to get a complete and coordinating look in your bathroom.
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