this is the most common finish and one of the most durable.
It is simply a shiny chrome plating over brass or plastic.
It's a classic, easy to match and never goes out of style.
- one of the most beautiful and most expensive finishes available. The surface of the item is chrome plated and then hand brushed to give it a slight matte finish. The light brush marks are clearly visible.
It is very durable and hides hard water spots.
- the most common finish for 'gold' shower heads and fixtures. The bare metal or plastic of the shower head is buffed to a high shine. The bare brass will tarnish if left unprotected so items are coated with a PVD finish, a protective coating (usually lacquer) to protect the brass from tarnish and wear.
Oil Rubbed Bronze
- This is one of the most popular finishes these days. With a traditional appearance, this finish is a perfect complement to contemporary or traditional looks with its versatile aesthetic and warm classic tones.
The color of oil rubbed bronze is usually brown illuminated by distinctive copper highlights with copper undertones.
There is quite a variety of interpretations of this finish, all oil rubbed bronze finishes do not match, so take this into consideration when purchasing your shower head.
What is PVD?
Polished brass is the finish most associated with the term PVD, because of it’s tendency to tarnish.
PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) uses a state-of-the-art process that molecularly bonds the
finish to the shower head or any other part, creating a super-hard surface that is by far the most durable available today.
Products with a PVD finish will not corrode, discolor, or tarnish. Even high wear and tear items
like shower heads and hoses.
The final deposited layer, or color layer, is extremely durable and highly brilliant in color.
These cutting edge finishes are so effective, we guarantee them for life against tarnishing,
PVD has proven resistant to over 100 cleaning products and can withstand many harsh environmental factors such as salt air and hard water.