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Many stores can order Delta® faucets that are not stocked or displayed in the store. Ask the plumbing department manager or store manager for assistance with Delta special order.
You also can preview a large assortment of Delta models in many finishes in the Online Catalog.
The finishes available vary from product to product, so not all products are available in all finishes. The Product Catalog section of our website will allow you to select a product, see what finishes are available for that product, and actually view the product in each of those finishes. Other than chrome, each finish has a two-letter suffix in the faucet model number. A summary of finishes and their two-letter suffix is below:
Aged Pewter - PT
Arctic Stainless - AR
Black - BL
A glossy black powder coated finish
Bright Stainless Steel - ST
Shiny stainless steel; Chrome-like in appearance but not plated
Brilliance® Stainless - SS
A brushed finish with a stainless steel appearance. This is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Brilliance® Polished Brass - PB
A shiny, polished brass appearance. This is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Brushed Nickel - BN
Chrome and Brilliance® Polished Brass - CB
A product produced in a split finish with some components in Chrome and some in Brilliance® Polished Brass. Brilliance® Polished Brass is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Champagne Bronze - CZ
Chrome - No suffix
Chrome models do not have a finish suffix
Oil Rubbed Bronze - OB
A natural, unprotected finish. It is dark bronze in color with a muted brushed finish. It is similar in appearance to our Venetian Bronze finish.
Peened Stainless Steel - PS
Similar to Brushed Stainless Steel finish, but matte textured center area instead of brushed
Stainless and Cracked Pepper Finish - SB
Stainless and Chili Pepper Finish - SR
Stainless and Snowflake White Finish - SW
Venetian Bronze - RB
Venetian Bronze is a powder coated finish. It is dark bronze in color with a muted brushed finish. Venetian Bronze is similar to Rubbed Bronze found in hardware items.
White - WH
White powder coated finish
Brilliance® Pearl Nickel /Brilliance® Polished Brass - NP
A product produced in a split finish with some components in Brilliance® Pearl Nickel and some in Brilliance® Polished Brass. This is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Brilliance® Pearl Nickel - NN
A dull or matte nickel appearance finish. This is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Brilliance® Pearl Nickel /Chrome - NC
A product produced in a split finish with some components in Brilliance® Pearl Nickel and some in Chrome. Brilliance® Pearl Nickel is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Brilliance® Polished Nickel - PN
A warm slightly darker, richer finish than chrome. This is produced using Delta's Brilliance finishing process, making it an extremely durable finish that won't corrode, tarnish or discolor.
Matte Chrome - MC
Dull or matte chrome finish appearance.
Biscuit - BS
Biscuit powder coated finish. Biscuit is a warm, off-white finish often found on appliances
Brilliance® finishes, designed to not corrode, tarnish or discolor for a “like-new” look for life, are developed by embedding molecules deep into the faucet’s surface, creating a bond that is virtually indestructible. This process is known as Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD). Delta was the first manufacturer to offer this patented process that creates a bond that's virtually indestructible with an incredibly reflective shine. Brilliance resists abrasions and discoloration better than traditional special finishes and, in many cases, better than chrome.
In independent tests using the harshest drain cleaners, the Delta Brilliance drain retained its appearance, while its competitors did not come close. Tested with over 100 household cleaners, the abrasion resistance of the Brilliance finish can even withstand repeated scouring with steel wool. A Brilliance finish is guaranteed not to corrode, tarnish or discolor for as long as you own your home. It can even withstand prolonged exposure to harsh coastal environments.
Delta's Brilliance® finishes are more durable than traditional clear coating. These beautiful finishes, which give your home an instant decorator look, won't corrode, tarnish or discolor. They are designed to look like new for life. The finish was tested against more than 100 common household cleaners. Brilliance will even withstand prolonged exposure to hard water or sea air.
Pin holes in a Delta faucet spout are usually caused by "dezincification," which is the removal of zinc from the brass due to salt solutions, brackish water, mildly acidic solutions and poorly grounded plumbing systems. When the zinc is removed, the copper is redeposited to these areas and the surface of the part. The redeposited copper is a weak mass that is porous and fragile.
If this has happened, you will need to replace the spout. To determine the spout part number for your faucet model, contact your Delta plumber or showroom, or e-mail us.
Traditional Polished Brass finishes were coated with a clear coating to inhibit tarnish. Over time, this clear coat can be broken or scratched with regular wear and tear, abuse or chemical attack, causing the finish to tarnish or the coating to peel. Unfortunately, it's not possible to repair the clear coat so you will need to replace any parts of your faucet that are tarnished or badly scratched.
Normally, finish deterioration is due to years of wear and tear, abuse or chemical attack. There is no repair once the finish is damaged, however you can replace many of common faucet parts where the finish deterioration is most noticeable.
To determine the parts you need, contact your Delta plumber or showroom. You can e-mail us for assistance, or call 1-800-345-DELTA (3358).
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Thanks for your question. Our "Stainless Steel" finish is closest to a brushed or satin nickel finish.
Thank you for your question! The finishes are similar but not the same. Venetian Bronze is a dark brown color with copper colored markings throughout it. Oil Rubbed Bronze is even darker, approaching black, and has copper only on the corners and edges of the faucet.
I have a Delta 1500 Series Shower Faucet. I would like to upgrade the trim on it without upgrading the rough in valve. I have read I can upgrade to a 1700 series with a new cartridge and this allows me to fit a 17 series trim. Is it possible to fit a 14 series with a new cartridge? I find I like the 14 series product line a little better.
Thank you for your question! If the escutcheon screws are at 1 and 7 o'clock on the plate, you may use the RP32104 cartridge and any current T17 (not T17T) trim. Unfortunately, there is no way to update the trim to the 14 series using the 1500 series valve valve.
Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, based on the screw positions, you will need to install a new rough in valve in order to install a different trim.
Thank you for your question! Our towel bars can be installed in the shower.
The spec sheet will give you the height and reach dimensions for the faucet among other measurements. The faucet can be installed and used on a single bowl stainless steel sink.
Thank you for your question. The Arctic Stainless finish has a bluish tone and more quickly closely matches the stainless steel appliances in the market today. We do not compare our finishes with our competitor's finishes so I would not know how it matches the Kohler finish.