Q."I see that in your parts section that you offer other finishes for flanges besides chrome/stainless. Are these finishes as good as chrome or stainless?" A. We offer those finishes for people that "insist" on polished brass, white, almond, etc for a nicer "look" in their kitchen sinks. We do not recommend them as they are not as durable as the original chrome/stainless that comes with most brands of disposers (the flange that comes with WasteKing/BoneCrusher is VERY durable). For durability nothing beats the original finish. Special finishes will tarnish and become dull over time, and acids and alkaloids in common foods can cause the paint/enamel to chip or crack.
Q."What's the difference between Satin Nickel and Brushed Nickel finishes?" A. This is a little tricky to answer. The first thing to be aware of is finishes will vary between manufacturers - there is no standard mandating precisely what a given finish must look like. What this means for you is that one manufacturer's Brushed Nickel may not precisely match another manufacturer's, or it might better match someone else's Satin Nickel, since it's their concept of what Brushed Nickel should look like. Some manufacturers feel that both terms denote a matte finish, while others feel that a Brushed finish should actually have brush marks. Some manufacturers offer a Brushed Nickel only, others offer only Satin, while yet others have separate finishes for Satin Nickel and Brushed Nickel. When a manufacturer lists both finishes, Brushed Nickel will have "brush" marks, while Satin Nickel is a matte finish. If you must know if your finish will have brush marks or not, please contact us before ordering and we'll make sure you have the information you need.
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