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Faucet finishesFaucets are available in light and dark varieties as well as standard brushed and polished finishes of chrome, nickel, SS (stainless steel), bronze, brass and so on. Polished finishes look elegant but require periodic cleaning to maintain the sparkling look in comparison to brushed finishes that are better at concealing water spots and fingerprints. You can co-ordinate the finish of the faucet with the finishes of the towel bars, soap holders, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures and door hardware, so as to achieve a uniform look in the bathroom.Read more:How to Design Your Dream Bathroom10 of the Most Lavish and Luxurious Bathrooms on HouzzTell us: Which type caught your fancy? Share in the Comments section below.
QuartzQuartz is one of nature’s hardest and most abundant minerals. In fact, nearly every type of stone contains some percentage of this ubiquitous material. Manufacturers of quartz countertops (familiar brand names include Caesarstone, Cambria, Zodiaq and Silestone) add pigments, resins and, occasionally, recycled content, to a base that is about 95 percent natural stone. Pros:Quartz is tougher than granite and doesn’t require sealing.It’s naturally resistant to moisture, stains and bacteria.It has a variety of edge treatments and installation optionsCons:Quartz can rival high-end granite and marble in cost.Honed and textured finishes will show fingerprints and smudges, so frequent wipe-downs may be necessary.More about quartz countertops