California Faucets



California Faucets&rsquo durable and versatile new Graphite (PVD) finish brings out the best in rustic, traditional, and contemporary decors

December 02, 2010 | Product Release

Graphite Premium Finish - Release Photo(Huntington Beach, CA, December 2, 2010) From hi-tech electronic devices to luxury automobiles, graphite has become the industrial-chic color of choice in the marketplace. And bath decor is no exception. Now California Faucets has taken it a step further by adding PVD, an environmentally friendly coating process that enhances the finish richness, while resisting wear and tarnishing. Graphite (PVD) is the newest addition to California Faucets&rsquo collection of decorative PVD finishes. All include a lifetime warranty against tarnishing.

Proprietary to California Faucets - the world’s leader in decorative PVD finishes - Graphite (PVD) features a versatile gunmetal tone with a richness of metal that can adorn a wide range of designs and bath decor styles.

Gunmetal harks back to an age before steel, when it was used to cast guns, cannons, and industrial parts. The gunmetal characteristics and bluish-gray tint of Graphite (PVD) lend to a rustic, earth-metal feel in a traditional setting, while its industrial-contemporary undertones can also speak to sleek modernistic design. Whether contemporary or traditional, the versatile style of California Faucets Graphite (PVD) exudes depth and allure that is simultaneously subtle and striking.

California Faucets Graphite (PVD) is incredibly durable and tarnish-proof as a result of the eco-friendly physical vapor deposition (PVD) process. Unlike superficial surface applications, such as powder coating, PVD not only infuses color by molecularly bonding the finish to the faucet, it makes the faucet three to eight times harder than chrome. Rather than obscuring the metallic properties, the process highlights them, resulting in a more natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance.

California Faucets Graphite (PVD) is in the Premium Finish price category, and ranges in price from in $680 to $1,230 for a widespread faucet. On the ALISO faucet (pictured), Graphite lists for $1,000.

About California Faucets

California Faucets has been providing its customers with the very best customer service and delivery of the finest selection of decorative fittings in the industry since 1988. With over 25 styles and more than 34 decorative finishes, California Faucets&rsquo Custom Faucetry® allows you to combine any spout with any handle in any finish. Design choices now exceed two million, and offerings range from traditional and transitional to contemporary and art deco. And with the Virtual Faucet Creator®, a revolutionary new online tool by California Faucets, you can create thousands of designs with just a few clicks of the mouse.

As part of Custom Faucetry®, California Faucets offers Thermostatic Shower Systems, Tub and Shower Sets, Trim, and Bathroom Accessories. California Faucets&rsquo products are sold at prominent decorative hardware and plumbing showrooms and at select kitchen and bath dealers nationwide. For more information, call 1-800-822-8855 or visit

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