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Types of Bathroom Sink Faucets

Bathroom sink faucets come in a number of finishes. From the total number of choices available, it is hard to point which one is better than the others. Each has its own advantage, and, indeed, shortcomings.

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The following are some of the most common types of bathroom sink faucets, along with their pros and cons.

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel finish is the most popular, not only because it has been around for quite a long time now but also because it is quite cheaper than the other options. Stainless steel bathroom sink faucets are designed to be sturdy, intended for very long period of time of use. The advantage of this type is that it is sure not to corrode, nor tarnish as the name suggests. Also, this finish can blend well with most bathroom décor. Its solid material makes it long lasting. It can be scratched. Also, over time the finish becomes dull. This finish also shows fingerprints.


Brass faucets have been around for a long time now, but are not as common as chrome or stainless steel faucets. Unlike stainless steel and chrome, brass faucets are made of single metal. These do not include metal blends or plating. These are a bit more expensive when compared to stainless steel and chrome faucets. As for styles or designs, there are also fewer choices. These are durable. Made of solid material, these are sure to last long. Brass replicates gold, giving a distinct look to bathrooms. These need attention and care. If not sealed properly, it can easily rust. Cleaning solutions should be carefully chosen or it will damage the beautiful color of its finish. If not properly taken care of, it can tarnish and scratch easily. Fingerprints also show.


Bronze faucets can be dazzling with a bright finish, or old-world with an oil-rubbed bronze finish. Both look great in any bathroom design, but choosing which should be based on the look athat you are trying to get with the design. Look for the shiny brass for a light colored bathroom design , wher eyou may decide on the oil-rubbed finish for a more earth-toned bathroom. As with every finish of bathroom faucet, each comes in a multitude of styles - fro mwall mount to single hanlde to low neck to high neck.

Brushed Nickel

Brushed Nickel finished faucets are one of the newest types. These are electroplated; the nickel plating is done over solid brass. This type includes a lot of styles, and the huge variety of styles and designs also includes varying prices. These are of high quality as these do not show fingerprints or water spots. They do not tarnish or get scratched easily. The quality may also vary. The popularity of this type makes it more costly than the other options. The plating can also wear off over time.


The above mentioned types of bathroom sink faucets are just some of vanity sink faucets available in the market nowadays.

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