It’s crucial to get the colour correct when purchasing bathroom or kitchen products online. You want your next interior design project to become a positive reality, therefore your fixtures and fittings should align with that dream. This is where brushed brass tapware comes in.
Brushed brass is one of our signature finish colours, characterised by very fine vertical or horizontal lines. Its properties will enrich your bathroom or kitchen space by brilliantly highlighting your fixtures and fittings. This quality from brushed brass tapware provides warmth and movement in the bathroom, turning an ordinary area into one that positively bounces off the walls with personality.
Another positive benefit is how versatile brushed brass is – you may be surprised how well it shines next to greys, greens and blues. Brass combines copper, zinc and in the majority of cases, lead. Its colour is dependent on the amount of zinc that is present – lighter shades of brass mean more zinc, and colour can range from a dark red-brown to a silvery, light shade of yellow.
All of ABI’s tapware is made from solid brass that has been commercially coloured to the brushed brass finish using a PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) treatment. Due to this colouring process, there may be some slight variation in the finish, however, this provides an individualistic look that will differentiate your tapware. We also range stainless-steel items in brushed brass including sinks and basins that are also coated with the same PVD treatment.
Light and space can also influence the colour variation of your brushed brass tapware and fixtures, including light reflection and refraction. All of these elements play a significant role in how the brass may appear lighter or darker in tone in your space.
THE PVD PROCESS
PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) is an industrial colouring method that uses vacuum and extreme heat to alter the metal’s colour. This treatment ensures you obtain a brilliant finish, which has been designed not to tarnish or patina over time if properly cared for. Its impressive durability surpasses the qualities of conventional electroplating.
To ensure buying confidence and to experience the colour of our products for yourself, we recommend ordering colour samples of our Brushed Brass Stainless Steel and Brushed Brass Solid Brass colours. These come in discs for easy comparison. You could even purchase our Colour Sample Pack which provides some peace-of-mind by combining colours we offer in both stainless steel and solid brass.
HOW TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN BRUSHED BRASS
After carefully coordinating the fixtures in your bathroom or kitchen space with our brushed brass range, you naturally want to retain the finish to ensure your space maintains that unmistakable aesthetic for as long as possible.
To reduce watermarking and surface rust, dry your brass tapware and fixtures after each use. We also recommend cleaning your fixtures and fittings weekly with warm soapy water – consider using a microfibre cloth (avoid abrasive cleaning cloths) and wash using natural cleaning products.
Another tip is to use diluted toothpaste and water for hard-to-reach areas and to restore the vitality of the finish. When cleaning, wipe in the direction of the brushed grain to maintain the brushed appearance. As well as avoiding using scourers and rough brushes while cleaning, don’t use chemicals or abrasive cleaners, including bleach and any highly acidic cleaners like alcohol and mineral-based solvents. If your product comes into contact with any of these chemicals, rinse immediately with warm soapy water.
For comprehensive cleaning information view our Care Guide.
BRUSHED BRASS RANGE
We offer an alluring range of brushed brass fixtures and fittings for both the bathroom and kitchen space. ABI Interiors brushed brass tapware includes our elegant range of wall mounted spouts. There are kitchen mixers like our innovative Elysian minimal mixers, and an appealing range of single and double kitchen sinks, brass knobs, flush pull handles and cabinetry brass pulls.
For the bathroom, we have an elegant brushed brass selection that includes round shower heads and a complete shower rail set. And you wouldn’t want to overlook practical solutions like brushed brass Avi pop up wastes, robe hooks, towel rails, insert floor wastes, glass panel clips and toilet roll holders.
All of this will ensure that the fixtures and fittings within your bathroom or kitchen spaces are beautifully defined.
To enrich your kitchen or bathroom space, order from our comprehensive brushed brass range.