Thank you for your question. The Delta Tub Spout RP83677SS is non-metallic, which is a proprietary mixture of metal and plastic components, so that the product has a high quality, while maintaining safety control with the various temperatures of water that go through it.
All Delta faucets and parts feature the same quality parts, materials, and workmanship, no matter what kind of dealer sells them. Delta retail dealers usually sell faucets that include the handles in the boxes. Plumbing professionals and Delta Studio Showrooms sell faucets where the faucets and handles are packaged and sold separately ("LHP" models), giving the customer some additional styling choices. However, the quality of all Delta faucets is the same.
However, we do manufacture several metal diverter tub spouts, such as RPRP48718, RP61357, RP36497, RP41591, RP64721, RP81273, RP19895, U1011-PK and U1075-PK.
Date published: 2018-08-07