Chrome is the hardest and most durable finish which has been electroplated to the brass. It is a brilliant silver with a hint of blue. This classic finish suits all styles of brassware and requires little day-to-day maintenance.
Nickel is a more delicate finish and can change over time as it reacts with its environment. It has been electroplated and is a shiny finish like chrome, but has a golden glow which can be described as a ‘champagne colour’. Its warm tones suit both traditional and contemporary models beautifully.
Pewter is brushed nickel with a matte appearance. It can also react with its environment, however the finish can be restored using a Pewter pad, available from our customer services department. This is a lovely alternative to classic chrome if you desire a different look, but with a similar level of maintenance.
Gold electroplated products are made with real 24 carat gold and is a soft finish which should be treated like a piece of fine jewellery. Traditionally chosen for more classic styles of brassware, we are now seeing it in more contemporary designs where it looks beautiful.
English Bronze is another delicate finish which has been created using a high quality, lacquer coating which has been ‘baked’ on to the surface of the brass. It is a soft finish that should be looked after with care to avoid scratching the surface. It features orange tints and is our darkest finish.
Our 'living' brass finishes
The three brass finishes we offer are raw and what we describe as ‘living’, meaning they will develop their own unique patina as they react with their environment and daily use. You may notice spots and marks from day one, or it may take longer for the surface to change - it is completely dependant on its surroundings. They are ideal for creating a vintage feel.
Polished Brass is raw brass and unlacquered. It is shiny and has been hand-polished. It will change as it reacts with its environment and daily use – we describe this as a ‘living finish’.
Satin Brass is also a raw finish and is unlacquered. It has been brushed so it has a matte appearance. It will change as it reacts with its environment and daily use – we describe this as a ‘living finish’.
Aged Brass is another raw finish which is unlacquered. It will change as it reacts with its environment and daily use – we describe this as a ‘living finish’. Please note this finish is not available on bathroom products.
deVOL Aged Brass is a separate finish to our Aged Brass - it is an exclusive finish we make for deVOL. It is slightly lighter and shinier than our own Aged Brass and is only available on certain products through deVOL. It will still age and patina as it is a ‘living finish’.
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