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Bathrooms May 10, 2024

Victorian Bathrooms: Unique Finishes

In this era of embracing diversity, instilling a sense of individuality in our personal spaces is imperative for architects, designers, and homeowners alike. Whether it’s a bush lodge, city penthouse, country cottage, or urban loft, Victorian Bathrooms’ custom finishes offer a distinct palette to capture your desired design’s unique ambience and character. These bespoke finishes, often referred to as ‘living finishes,’ naturally develop a patina over time as they interact with the environment. This organic ageing process adds an appealing charm, making each handcrafted product unique to every order.

Here, Victorian Bathrooms shares more information on each of their unique custom finishes.

Aged Nickel.

“The allure of our latest bespoke metal finish, Aged Nickel, lies in its subtlety, in the textured brushstrokes over oxidised metal that reveal the warmer hues underneath. This proprietary ageing technique also allows the metal to gain a natural patina over time, giving it a quality only found at Victorian Bathrooms. The neutral and masculine tones make this a versatile finish, well-suited to almost any bathroom setting, be it a rustic barn, boutique bush lodge or modern-industrial apartment.”

Aged Brass.

“Aged brass is our most popular finish. The chrome is stripped off the taps down to the raw brass which is subsequently oxidized and blackened, resulting in a medium brown hue with golden burnt undertones. The natural ageing of the finish will continue over time.

A seeker of this finish should be intrigued by the effect age and wear have on a product in each environment. The metal will continue to darken and a slight Verdigris may appear, especially if the tap is installed close to sea air. While at home in any situation this finish lends itself to earthy eclectic spaces such as bush lodges or the popular barn style.”

Brushed Brass.

“Brushed brass is beautifully raw in appeal, providing an escape from the common new-world shine and perfection. The finish has tiny brush marks on the surface creating depth and a matt satin appearance. At first, the tone will be a light golden hue which will age naturally. This finish is not lacquered and will tarnish with time unless it is maintained by using a suitable abrasive cleaner/scourer pad to maintain the original brushed brass finish. The warm character of Brushed Brass is making its way into more and more modern homes.

Polished Brass.

“Polished brass tends to be bright, shiny and highly reflective with a hue similar to that of gold. This finish is not lacquered and will tarnish with time unless it is maintained by using a suitable polish. Brass is a soft metal and small imperfections may be visible in the final product. This is a polished finish however it will not have the ‘too perfect’ appearance of gold plating.”

Brushed Nickel.

“Warm and delicate, Brushed Nickel appeals to those seeking softness and comfort in the bathroom. ‘Champagne’ in hue and with a tactile feel, this matt finish is extremely versatile; from the modern industrial to the more traditional French style interior.”

Polished Nickel.

‘Along with sophistication, polished nickel adds a subtle warmth to your tap-ware. Soften an industrial-style loft or add elegance to that boutique hotel project with the golden glow that this finish offers.”

Powder-coated Matt Black.

“Matt black bathroom ware has now established itself as a timeless genre that will be around for years to come. Finished in Italy, this style is available on both the Arte and Britannia collections of taps, mixers and shower kits. While dramatic set against a crisp white metro tile, this range also looks fabulous on raw concrete for that industrial chic look, or even on a light Scandinavian wood for a calming zen-like atmosphere.”


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