Brushed nickel or stainless steel faucet?

sunnylundAugust 25, 2012

Hello, I am getting granite countertop and thinking of replacing faucet. Do you like nickel brushed or stainless steel and why?

Which one do you think easy to maintain?

Thank you!

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I have Moen classic stainless in my kitchen. It's easy to keep clean. Doesn't seem to have water spots.

I have Danze brushed nickel in the upstairs bathroom. It not only shows all waterspots, but the clear coat peeled in spots. I prefer SS.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 1:59PM
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I prefer SS too.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 4:28PM
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I much prefer a polished anything to brushed. To me, no offense meant to anyone, brushed finishes look cheap.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 6:45PM
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I, on the other hand, like brushed metal finishes, just not for a faucet. I don't think you'll be sorry going with a SS faucet - easy to keep clean and they look great.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 6:51PM
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I think it depends on what you have in the kitchen. We have a black cast iron sink and brushed nickel looked the best with it and our other appliances.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 8:45PM
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How about brushed/satin SS? I have brushed Nickel and really like it, but I would also be OK with brushed SS.

We all have preferences and opinions - to me, polished reminds of the cheap chrome faucets in restrooms - as BreezyGirl said, no offense meant to anyone else's preferences (sorry BreezyGirl).

I find "brushed" or "satin" finishes hide water spots, etc. better than polished.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 9:27PM
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