Metal Finishes Guide

 
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Brass or Gold Colour Finishes
 
Antique Brass (Gold)
Order Code for this Finish:  AB    /   
Standard Metal Finish in Domestic Tapware Ranges    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Antique Brass (Gold)

Antique Brass (Gold) is a finish electroplated on to brass (like chrome) which has the appearance of freshly polished brass.

It does not look oxidised or tarnished in any way – it looks brand new.

The plated surface is made up of nickel, chromium and other inert metals in a carefully balanced formula, and includes gold. Being chemically inert, it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


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Antique Brass (Gold)
  
Polished Brass
Order Code for this Finish:  PB    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Maturing Finish


Polished Brass

Brass is the basic material of our tapware, and in the course of manufacture the exterior parts are polished to a high lustre – hence Polished Brass.

Polished Brass quickly and easily reacts to air and moisture and this creates tarnishing, this can be left for a desired aging effect or can be removed by regular repolishing by the end user.

For brass polished to a low lustre see our Polish to Plate finish.


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Polished Brass
  
Raw Brass
Order Code for this Finish:  RB    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Maturing Finish


Raw Brass

This is essentially the original brass as it is manufactured.

It will show weld marks and as different forms of brass are being used, the colour will differ throughout. This finish will provide a very rough look. Please view the example photos for reference. A cleaner version of this finish is Polish to Plate.

This finish is popular with heritage restorations and outdoor showers.

Please check further photo examples to see some of these colour variations.

With this finish we highly recommend selecting engraved button upgrades for Roulette Lever Flick Mixers, Roulette Lever Wall Mixers, DB Mixers, and for Diverter Indicator Buttons.


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Raw Brass
  
Polish to Plate
Order Code for this Finish:  PP    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Maturing Finish


Polish to Plate

This finish is the same as Raw Brass except that the brass has been slightly polished ready for a plating process therefore a consistent rough colour is achieved. It is a cleaner finish than Raw Brass but still provides a rough look.

This finish is popular with heritage restorations and outdoor showers.

For brass polished to a high lustre see our Polished Brass finish.


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Polish to Plate
  
24 Carat Gold Plate
Order Code for this Finish:  GD    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


24 Carat Gold

Please note that due to the nature of this finish and its high value, pricing shown on the website must be confirmed at time of order.

For the most opulent of bathrooms. 24 Carat Gold is a finish electroplated on to brass (like our Antique Brass finish above).

Gold is a softer metal so this finish is not as hard wearing as Antique Brass although it is a more rose gold coloured finish.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


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24 Carat Gold
  
Brushed Antique Brass
Order Code for this Finish:  BAB    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Brushed Antique Brass

Brushed Antique Brass (Gold) is a finish electroplated on to brass (like Chrome) which has the appearance of fresh brass but with an effect like Brushed Satin.

It does not look oxidised or tarnished in any way – it looks brand new.

The plated surface is made up of nickel, chromium and other inert metals in a carefully balanced formula, and includes gold. Being chemically inert, it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


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Brushed Antique Brass
  
Satin Antique Brass
Order Code for this Finish:  SAB    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Satin Antique Brass

Satin Antique Brass (Gold) is a finish electroplated on to brass (like Chrome) which has the appearance of fresh brass but with a Satin that gives the brass darker hues as light reflects off of the metal.

It does not look oxidised or tarnished in any way – it looks brand new.

The plated surface is made up of nickel, chromium and other inert metals in a carefully balanced formula, and includes gold. Being chemically inert, it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).

Due to the artistic nature of this finish there can be minor variations in this finish from batch to batch. Therefore we recommend any tapware and accessories planned for close proximity be ordered at the same time.


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Satin Antique Brass
  
Gold with Chrome Trim
Order Code for this Finish:  AC    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Gold with Chrome Trim

aka Antique Brass with Chrome Trim or Antique Brass with Chrome Highlights

This is a mix of our Antique Brass (Gold) and Chrome electroplated finishes where Antique Brass is the dominant colour in the combination.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


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Gold with Chrome Trim
  
Silver Colour Finishes
  
Chrome Plate
Order Code for this Finish:  CP    /   
Standard Metal Finish in Domestic & Commercial Tapware Ranges    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Chrome Plate

Chrome Plate is a very durable finish electroplated on to brass.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


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Chrome Plate
  
Brushed Satin
Order Code for this Finish:  BS    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Brushed Satin

Brushed Satin is a very durable finish electroplated on to brass.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).

This finish works very well with Stainless Steel surroundings.

A variation of this finish is Satin Chrome Plate.


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Brushed Satin
  
Satin Chrome Plate
Order Code for this Finish:  SCP    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Satin Chrome Plate

Satin Chrome Plate is a very durable finish electroplated on to brass (like normal Chrome) which has the appearance of Chrome but with a Satin that gives the finish darker hues as light reflects off of the metal.

It does not look oxidised or tarnished in any way – it looks brand new.

Due to the artistic nature of this finish there can be minor variations in this finish from batch to batch. Therefore we recommend any tapware and accessories planned for close proximity be ordered at the same time.


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Satin Chrome Plate
  
Nickel Plate
Order Code for this Finish:  NP    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Nickel Plate

Nickel Plate is a very durable finish electroplated on to brass and gives a warmer look than Chrome Plate.

It will resist tarnishing but over time if not cleaned correctly the finish will pewter (this may be how you wish the finish to become).

This finish works very well with Stainless Steel surroundings.


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Nickel Plate
  
Chrome with Gold Trim
Order Code for this Finish:  CA    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Chrome with Gold Trim

aka Chrome with Antique Brass Trim or Chrome with Antique Brass Highlights

This is a mix of our Chrome and Antique Brass (Gold) electroplated finishes where Chrome is the dominant colour in the combination.

Being chemically inert it does not tarnish (this is, discolour in the presence of air and moisture).


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Chrome with Gold Trim
  
Copper Colour Finishes
  
Bright Copper
Order Code for this Finish:  BC    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Maturing Finish


Bright Copper

Bright Copper is a finish electroplated on to brass (like chrome) which has the appearance of freshly polished copper.

Bright Copper, like Polished Brass, quickly and easily reacts to air and moisture and this creates tarnishing, this can be left for a desired aging effect or can be removed by regular repolishing by the end user. Care instructions can be found on this website and are also supplied with the product.

With this finish we highly recommend selecting engraved button upgrades for Roulette Lever Flick Mixers, Roulette Lever Wall Mixers, DB Mixers, and for Diverter Indicator Buttons.


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Bright Copper
  
Dull Copper
Order Code for this Finish:  DC    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Maturing Finish


Dull Copper

Dull Copper is a finish electroplated on to brass (like chrome) which has the appearance of freshly polished copper but will mature quickly.

Dull Copper, like Polished Brass, quickly and easily reacts to air and moisture and this creates tarnishing, this can be left for a desired aging effect or can be removed by regular repolishing by the end user. Care instructions can be found on this website and are also supplied with the product.

Please check further photo examples to see some of these colour variations as this finish matures.

With this finish we highly recommend selecting engraved button upgrades for Roulette Lever Flick Mixers, Roulette Lever Wall Mixers, DB Mixers, and for Diverter Indicator Buttons.


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Dull Copper
  
Other Finishes
 
Matte Black with Chrome Trim
Order Code for this Finish:  MB    /   
Bespoke Metal Finish    /   
Non Tarnishing Finish


Matte Black with Chrome Trim

Matte Black with Chrome Trim is a special and stylish made to order finish.

With this finish we maximise the overall surface area of Matte Black and we only have Chrome Plate where required for trim or mechanical function. This balance will vary from item to item, and certain items do not need any Chrome trim. If clarification is required at any time please contact our sales staff.


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Matte Black with Chrome Trim
   
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