Finishes Guide

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) 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).

POLISHED BRASS
Order Code for this Finish: PB / Bespoke Metal Finish / Maturing Finish

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.

RAW BRASS
Order Code for this Finish: RB / Bespoke Metal Finish / Maturing Finish

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.

POLISH TO PLATE
Order Code for this Finish: PP / Bespoke Metal Finish / Maturing Finish

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.

For the closest non-tarnishing finish to Polish to Plate, please refer to our Dull Antique Brass finish.

LEA WHEELED BRASS
Order Code for this Finish: LW / Bespoke Metal Finish / Maturing Finish

This is a new finish we are exited to be offering as of February 2018. We are currently rolling it out over our website’s product catalogue.

his finish is the similar to Polish to Plate (PP) except that the brass undergoes a different polishing method which leaves a less reflective surface courtesy of the soft brush marks on the brass. This finish achieves a consistent rough colour and has a beautiful texture. It is a cleaner finish than Raw Brass (RB) but provides a slightly less reflective initial look when compared to Polish to Plate.

This finish is suitable for heritage restorations with a contemporary twist, along with contemporary spaces where the brassware is intended to be a feature. It is also a suitable finish for use outdoors.

DULL ANTIQUE BRASS
Order Code for this Finish: DAB / Bespoke Metal Finish / Non Tarnishing Finish

This is a new finish we are exited to be offering as of February 2018. We are currently rolling it out over our website’s product catalogue.

Dull Antique Brass is a finish electroplated on to brass (like chrome) which gives a rougher, lower lustre look than our normal Antique Brass (AB) finish.

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).

This non-tarnishing finish provides the most similar look to our Polish to Plate (PP) finish.

24 CARAT GOLD PLATE
Order Code for this Finish: GD / Bespoke Metal Finish / Non Tarnishing Finish

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).

BRUSHED ANTIQUE BRASS
Order Code for this Finish: BAB / Bespoke Metal Finish / Non Tarnishing Finish

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).

SATIN ANTIQUE BRASS
Order Code for this Finish: SAB / Bespoke Metal Finish / Non Tarnishing Finish

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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