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A Faucet Finish
July 31, 2014

MR Direct offers three distinctive finishes for its full line of faucets – chrome, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze. Each provides an attractive appearance and protection against corrosion. But the right choice can make a faucet stand out like a jewel in your kitchen or bath.

The traditional favorite has been chrome, and that is still a very popular choice. Through a plating process, the chrome is applied to the brass base resulting in a durable, mirror-like finish. Chrome looks great on any faucet design and will match almost any décor. It's the least expensive choice, but highly valued for its beauty.

If a softer look is what you're after, consider the brushed nickel finish. Applied to the brass faucet by a process known as PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition), a thin layer of metal film adheres to the unit and creates a very long-lasting surface. Brushed nickel is resistant to corrosion, and the striated appearance masks minor scratches. It's easy to clean and subtly blends into any room design.

For the aged effect, oil-rubbed bronze is the classic choice. Through a chemical procedure, the faucet surface is darkened into a rich, deep chocolate color, with shadowy grays and a copper luster. This finish is a bit more expensive than the others, but it should be your choice if you are after a bold, antique look.

With the choice of finishes offered on MR Direct faucets, you can choose the perfect match for your kitchen or bath décor.