What do you think of when someone mentions brass?
It might be a colour in Moira Rose wigs. Or an instrument for those of you whose tastes are more symphonic than The Jazzy Girls.
And then there's the metal. Brass is an alloy, or combination of copper and zinc. The alloy process produces a harder product so it's stronger and more durable than copper.
We created this FAQ on brass because well, we're crazy about brass. It's in our name. It's in our DNA!
1. Brass Has Antimicrobial Qualities
Copper and zinc are both celebrated for repelling germs. Since they're both in brass, this means brass shares these antimicrobial strengths. This makes it an excellent metal to use in bathrooms and kitchens.
Browse through our site, and you'll notice a lot of accessories for kitchens, bathrooms, and powder rooms. We create high-touch products that resist germs, from toilet paper holders to soap dishes and dispensers to cabinet hardware and a lot more.
That's a wire basket above, with an antique copper finish. Many people use it in their bathrooms or kitchens to hold soap, shampoo/conditioner bottles, sponges, etc.
2. Brass Works Well With Other Materials
We shouldn't play favourites, but we really are fond of our mixed-material collections - Clearview, Pacific Beach, Pacific Grove, and Carolina Crystal. These first three incorporate clear acrylic in the design and in details.
This is a traditional, two-post toilet paper holder with acrylic buttons on the ends from our Pacific Grove collection. It's retro and reminds us of Eugene Levy's glasses.
We mix acrylic and brass to design a more modern look, too. This double towel bar from the Clearview collection is a good example.
It features a twisted ring design, one of four offered for it. Click on the image and you can preview different ring designs and 17 different finishes.
Our towel bars come in four lengths: 18", 24", 30", and 36".
You'll also find these collections featured in our shower door hardware.
3. A Famous Astronomer Had A Brass Nose
4. Brass Is Moisture Resistant
Brass works really well in humid environments like Windsor. This is why we can confidently offer a warranty that our products won't rust with normal use. The same goes for our finishes - they won't peel or fade with everyday use.
5. Allied Brass Has 36 Brass Collections
Thirty six of our 38 collections are constructed with brass: brass and glass, brass and wood, brass and acrylic. Many are brass the whole way through. (Hidden mounting hardware is constructed from steel for additional strength.)
All our products ship free throughout Canada. We hope you'll take some time to browse our site and discover the beauty of brass home accessories and decorative hardware.