Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of getting brushed nickel shower fixtures.
SR Sunrise’s handheld showerhead and rain shower combo set in brushed nickel.
Along with polished chrome, brushed nickel is a common choice of shower fixture finish. It is also a popular type of metal finish for other home items like lighting fixtures, doorknobs, kitchen faucets, and cabinet hardware and is known for its beautiful muted shine.
If you are looking for ways to sell brushed nickel shower fixtures to your customers, you will need to convince them that they are the best shower system for their homes or rental business. You can do this by showcasing both the benefits and disadvantages of the finish, which will allow them to quickly determine if it indeed is the perfect fit for them.
What is brushed nickel?
Brushed nickel has a softer-looking, semi-satin finish compared to polished chrome. Its slightly brushed appearance can be compared to stainless steel; however, brushed nickel has a warmer tone compared to the former and has a more earthy feel. Because of this, brushed nickel is perfect for matching stone, marble, slate, and granite bathroom tiles and countertops.
This finish can be achieved by treating the nickel surface with a wire brush to dull the shine. The treatment gives it a beautiful slightly matte appearance with a soft glow.
What are the pros of brushed nickel shower fixtures?
#1 Very durable
Brushed nickel is very durable as it tends to keep its beautiful finish longer than polished chrome.
#2 Easy to clean and maintain
This finish does not show fingerprints, smudges, water stains, and wash marks, making it very easy to clean. Dirt can be quickly wiped off with a lint-free or microfiber towel.
Because brushed nickel is as popular as polished chrome, it is also relatively more affordable and readily available in most shops than other finishes.
#4 Easy to match and versatile
Brushed nickel is easy to match, especially neutral colors like brown, white, black, and gray. This finish fits well with any bathroom theme, whether it is vintage, rustic, or modern.
What are the cons of brushed nickel shower fixtures?
#1 Pricier than polished chrome
Although brushed nickel is relatively affordable, it's still a bit more expensive on average than polished chrome. So it might not be a perfect fit for customers with extremely tight budgets.
#2 Tends to tarnish faster than polished chrome
It is important to note that brushed nickel does not tarnish easily. However, when it does, brushed nickel tarnishes faster when compared to polished chrome, especially when the fixtures are not maintained.
#3 Inconsistent finish
Brushed nickel, unfortunately, has no universal finish as it might slightly vary among different manufacturers. Some may be more satin than others or may have a browner tone. These slight differences might contribute to the inconsistency of the bathroom's look.
Which customers will benefit from brushed nickel shower fixtures?
This semi-matte finish is the perfect fit for your customers who:
- Are okay with the slightly higher price
- Are willing to purchase all brushed nickel shower fixtures needed from one brand for consistency
- Prefer shower fixtures that have less shine
- Have neutral-colored bathrooms
What are the best brushed nickel shower sets today?
Here are three shower sets from SR Sunrise with a brushed nickel finish:
This first brushed nickel shower set from SR Sunrise features a round wall-mounted rain showerhead with an adjustable arm and a rough-in valve. This shower set boasts a stylish modern rain showerhead with self-cleaning nozzles, making cleaning it a breeze. The Complete Brushed Nickel Shower Set with Adjustable Shower Arm Extension sells for $99.99.
This 2-in-1 brushed nickel shower set from SR Sunrise features two traditionally-designed showerheads and a matching tub spout. The set also comes with a 71-inch long shower hose, an eight-inch shower extension arm, plus a patented three-way water diverter. Both the wall-mounted and handheld showerheads feature 35 water flow settings and easy-to-clean nozzles. This shower combo set sells for $139.83.
Finally, we have a luxury rain shower set from SR Sunrise for clients willing to spend a bit more. It features a thin square ceiling-mounted rain showerhead and a handheld brass showerhead with an ergonomic rectangular design. The ceiling-mounted showerhead is available in three sizes: 10, 12, and 16 inches and provides an incredibly strong water flow and pressure. The price of this high-end brushed nickel shower set starts at $199.47.
For more brushed nickel shower systems and separate parts, head on to SRsunriseUS.com.