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Quatreau SmartTap boiling, chilled and sparkling tap fitted over a kitchen sink

Which Kitchen Tap Finish? Here’s our guide to Quatreau tap finishes.

Here’s our guide to choosing the right finish for your brand new Quatreau tap, whether you’re installing a new kitchen or planning a refurbishment.

Kitchen Taps: Decisions, Decisions

Quatreau taps bring exceptional functionality to your kitchen. Both models come in a standard finish and optional finishes, ensuring they fit into your kitchen design. Multiple water functions (boiling, sparkling, chilled) as either filtered or pure water provide ultimate convenience, quality and taste.

But which tap will you choose? Quatreau Touch is great as an all-in-one kitchen tap that fits over a sink. It delivers all water functions (boiling, chilled, sparkling) plus mains hot and cold. Quatreau SmartTap on the other hand, is an additional tap just for drinks. It fits over a sink or into a countertop thanks to its optional drainer, so you can install it almost anywhere. And you can choose 2 or 3 water functions, for example chilled and sparkling, or boiling, ambient and chilled.

“I’ve had the Quatreau Touch tap for several years now and it’s definitely the focal point of my kitchen.” – Carole.

Which Tap Finish Should I Choose?

Now you’ve chosen your kitchen tap and its functions, it’s time to think about the finish. Whether you’re refurbishing your current kitchen by updating its fittings, or planning a totally new kitchen, you’ll probably have a look and feel in mind. Classic, contemporary, industrial, minimal – to name but a few – the style of your kitchen will guide your choice of tap finish.

Standard Finish: Polished or Brushed Stainless Steel

A gleaming, polished stainless tap finish looks very attractive in classic kitchens. Check whether the tap you have in mind is solid stainless steel, which will last and last, or only plated. Quatreau taps are a cut above the rest as they’re made from solid 316 stainless steel. This not only ensures longevity, but also avoids the environmental impact of plating.

Quatreau tap in polished stainless steel finish dispenses boiling water into glass mug of herbal tea
Quatreau Touch in stainless steel finish, boiling water function activated from touchscreen.

The brushed finish is ideally suited to contemporary kitchen designs. It’s a very practical choice as it shows fewer water marks and fingerprints. (Although water marks are not something you need to worry about if you have a PureH2O water softener!)

Quatreau touchscreen kitchen tap in brushed stainless steel finish in domestic kitchen
Quatreau Touch in brushed stainless steel finish, chilled function activated. Shown here installed at Woodhaven Space, Surrey.

Bespoke Finishes: Brushed or Polished Brass

A polished brass kitchen tap provides an eye-catching centrepiece to your kitchen! Whether you keep your cabinets and worktops plain, or go all-out on the glamour with marble, polished brass really delivers the wow factor.

Dramatic against dark colours, or warm against white, brass is surprisingly versatile. The brushed brass finish gives you the warmth of brass without the all-out bling of the polished finish.

Quatreau SmartTap with drainer in polished brass bespoke finish
Quatreau SmartTap with countertop drainer in polished brass bespoke finish

Quatreau in polished or brushed brass finishes is a fully brass tap – no plating. This means you can be sure of its build quality. Do be aware that the nature of any brass tap is that its finish alters over time and patination is to be expected.

Bespoke Finish: Matt Black

Matt black taps fit perfectly into minimal and monochrome kitchen designs.

Quatreau SmartTap drinks station in matt black finish
Quatreau SmartTap drinks station in bespoke matt black finish, for installation over a sink.

We’re sure you’ll love the matt black finish, but please be aware that it’s applied after manufacturing and we can’t therefore guarantee this finish.

Speciality Finishes – your choice!

Do you have something very specific in mind. Will only a specific colour do? Get in touch to ask about our speciality finishes. These are achieved by hydrodripping and are available on request.

Brand new kitchen or a quick style update?

A multifunction kitchen tap or drinks station is essential for brand new kitchens with top notch functionality. Simply by updating your tap, and keeping your existing cabinetry and flooring, you’ll bring a fresh new look to the heart of your home. And all without going to the expense of an entirely new kitchen!

So it’s reassuring to know that Quatreau taps can be installed into the sinks and worktops you already have. Our technicians take great care when installing through pre-existing sinks and countertops.

How to order

Quatreau Touch and Quatreau Smart Tap can be ordered by calling 01483 617000, or filling out our contact form. Alternatively, you can send an email directly to with your details and we’ll get back to you.

If you’d like to do some more research, click on the following links to learn more: Quatreau Touch and Quatreau SmartTap.


PureH2O Ltd manufactures, installs and maintains the world’s most innovative water purification systems and the most technologically advanced boiling, chilled and sparkling water taps. Since 1991 we have been committed to providing our domestic and commercial customers with the purest, safest, most sustainable choice of drinking water, which helps them reduce their environmental impact by avoiding single-use plastic bottled water.

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