Published On: Fri, Feb 19th, 2016

Top 4 Kitchen Faucet Materials to Consider

Kitchen faucet is a necessity for every kitchen. They are countless in the market coming in different styles and materials but choosing the one that will accommodate all your needs can be a nightmare.

Choosing a style is easy and depends on how much you like what you see strictly personal, but when it comes to the material, looks can be totally deceiving.

So, what do you need to consider when looking for the best faucet material? First, you need to know if it is durable. Given that kitchen faucets are among the highly used fixtures in your home, you cannot just buy a faucet that will corrode or scratch after a short time of use. Also, consider if the material is easy to clean because the kitchen environment is not a place to encourage easy-to-stain and hard-to-clean materials. Given that faucets are among the highly used kitchen devices, it is prone to repairs whose costs depend on the type of material that is made of. With this information in mind, a closer look at some of the top kitchen faucet materials will shed more light on the subject.

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Brushed nickel

Brushed nickel with its soft metallic look has been in the market for years.

The best thing about brushed nickel faucets is their durability which is more than that of chrome and bronze counterparts. It stays clear of fingerprints, wear and water spots and is very easy to clean which makes it perfect for the kitchen. It is relatively inexpensive compared to other faucet materials and is available in almost any kitchen equipment store. If you are a style enthusiast, there is no need to worry because brushed nickel faucets easily match with other kitchen fixtures and accessories and works pretty well with most styles. Polished nickel is also good and can be an alternative to brushed nickel if you need a smooth and shiny finish.


Chrome is a versatile faucet material hence the most popular faucet finish. If you are looking for something smooth and shiny, chrome is the way to go. It is one of the cheapest finishes that are easy to clean and maintain although it shows fingerprints and water spots. It is durable, easily available and matches easily with accessories and other kitchen fixtures. It also works with almost every style. Polished and brushed chrome faucet finishes are also available and can be found in leading kitchen equipment manufacturers like Maestro-Bath.

Oil-rubbed bronze

If you care more about the texture of your faucet, oil-rubbed bronze will do for you. It gives your kitchen a more of traditional look and feeling which is great with traditional, Tuscan or even Mediterranean settings. It is durable, easy to clean and present no hustle to find it. You can never find fingerprints or water spots on it and matches well with fixtures and accessories. It is, however, more expensive than other materials like chrome and nickel.

Polished brass

If you need to give your kitchen a touch of vintage, then go for polished brass. It is an all-time favourite for many people and is easy to find and compliment with accessories and fixtures. It lasts long and has no stress cleaning it. It is worth every penny.

Top kitchen faucet materials do not necessarily have to be expensive. As long it is easy to maintain, highly hygienic and have a great appearance and design that is easy to work with, why not go for it? These faucet material finishes are also used by leading kitchen faucet brands like Delta Kitchen Faucets and Kraus Kitchen Faucets.

Guest Author: Angie Chandra

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  1. Faucet Report says:

    This is really great post for anyone who want to find a high quality faucet. Thank for share!

  2. kitchen faucets says:

    Really useful informational article.Thanks for sharing this with us.

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