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The Finishing Touch

The ROHL Jörger Collection is designed and made by skilled German craftsman, who have honed their techniques over decades. Surfaces are principally treated by hand and individual components are fused, using only the finest soldering agents and practices. A passion for craft and a desire to produce only the finest faucets and fittings, from start to finish, make these faucets and fixtures suitable for the most discerning customers.

The finishing touch of every ROHL Jörger faucet is its exquisite metal surface. As with jewelry, all ROHL Jörger items have some form of finish, each expertly worked depending on the desired outcome. All offer a distinctively soft, warm, and genuine feel. The choices are many, but in the end the finish adds the final touch to every ROHL Jorger creation.

 

Polished Chrome

 

Striking Polished Chrome is as tough as it is impactful. The technique used to create a chrome finish is the electroplating of a thin layer of chromium onto a metal (brass) object. Chrome has a “blue” silver tone that is slightly cooler in color when compared with other “silver” looking finishes. Chrome is corrosion resistant and one of the hardest finishes.

Bronze

 

The ROHL Jorger Bronze finish is achieved by dipping uncoated “raw” brass faucets and fixtures into a special bath which contains an alkaline fluid. The solid brass components assume a rich, dark brown tone, which is brushed by hand to create a satin patina. A final powder coating is applied to seal and protect the pieces.

 

 

 

Polished Nickel

 

Polished nickel is a silvery, lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge. Closer to a true Sterling Silver look, a galvanic process deposits the yellow-toned coating onto a solid brass base. Polished Nickel is corrosion-resistant, and because there is a slight silver content, the finish maintains a high silvery polish. Extra care may be necessary for this finish in some environments.

Satin Nickel

 

Satin Nickel is actually a Polished Nickel finish that has been “scratched” or “distressed” through a brushing process. The rougher surface requires a longer galvanic application process, resulting in a finish thickness comparable to Polished Nickel.

 

 

Mink

 

The unique ROHL Jorger Mink finish utilizes a galvanic process which achieves a superior hardness rating. The finish is applied to the ROHL Jorger Sunshine finish, which has been applied onto a base layer of extra thick Nickel. Its reflectivity is fifty percent of a mirror glass, taking on the dull silvery look of Mercury glass or an antiqued mirror. The plated finish is washed with chlorine, making Mink an extremely resistant finish.

Mink Mat

 

Mink Mat is the “brushed” or “distressed” version of the pure Mink finish. Its brushed finish reduces its reflectivity, giving the item a time worn luster.

 

 

Platinum

 

The ROHL Jörger Platinum finish is, like Platinum jewelry, very dear. While it has a similar look to Polished Nickel, it carries a special greige luster exclusive to the metal. As with the Sunshine finish, a coat of Nickel is electroplated onto a solid brass base. This surface is then plated with Platinum. One of the most precious metals, Platinum is very exclusive and more expensive than Gold.

Platinum Mat

 

Platinum Mat is the “brushed” or “distressed” version of the higher sheen Platinum finish. Platinum Mat has a grayish white tone that is intentionally burnished, giving the finished piece a low level polish. Brushed by hand, each Platinum Mat item is a unique piece.

 

 

Sunshine

 

A unique ROHL Jörger finish, Sunshine is a composite of 18 karat Gold, containing Indium, an extremely rare metal, electroplated on top of a prime coat of Nickel. Indium provides stability and hardness, making the finish more durable than pure 18 karat Gold.

Sunshine Mat

 

Sunshine Mat is the “brushed” or “distressed” version of the high shine Sunshine finish. The brushed Sunshine Mat finish provides a softer, antique patina.

 

 

Gold

 

Precious 24 karat Gold is electroplated onto a base layer of Nickel, which has been plated on a solid brass piece. This soft, yellow finish is delicate and luxurious. It requires special care to maintain its beauty, especially if in contact with certain chemicals. One of the most special metals, ROHL Jörger Gold faucets and fixtures are jewels for the bath.

Antique Gold

 

ROHL Jörger Antique Gold faucets and fixtures feature a proprietary finish. Invented in Germany, this finish employs an additional process after the Gold plating. This process utilizes special silver ingredients, which when applied, turn the piece an indigo blue. The item is then polished by hand, removing the blue color from the high areas, leaving the blue coloration in the deeper recesses. This finish is only used on items with high and low design details, allowing the color variations to be revealed.

 

 

Cleaning and Maintaining Your ROHL Finish

Because these products are truly unique, they should be afforded the same special care that any fine jewelry would require. Thoughtful care will maximize the elegance of each piece and protect your investment.

No matter which finish you select, here are a few general steps to keep your ROHL bath fixtures looking beautiful for years:

• Daily, pat the fixture dry with a soft cloth after each use.

• Occasionally, use a mild clear liquid dish soap and water to gently clean your faucet. Do not use Dove or anti-bacterial soap. These products will leave a residue that could harm your finish.

• When necessary, a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water can be applied to remove hard water deposits, with the exception of Bronze. Do not soak the product in the solution, which is a mild acid and will harm the finish. Rinse thoroughly.

• Avoid all cleaning products that contain ammonia, bleach, and alcohol. They may damage the finish.

• Care and use products mentioned in this website may be ordered through your local ROHL retailer.

 

Polished Chrome

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Polish by applying Simichrome Polishing paste and then buff out with a clean soft cloth. Protect by applying Flitz Polish, Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax.

Bronze

Bronze is a clear coated faucet finish.

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish. Do not deep clean.

Maintaining: Protect using Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax. Apply by patting on and patting off. Do not rub or buff.

 

Polished Nickel

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Polish by applying Simichrome Polishing paste and then buff out with a clean soft cloth. Protect by applying Flitz Polish, Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax.

Satin Nickel

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Polish by applying Gagnon’s SX. Remove black or white spots, mineral deposits and tarnish marks by lightly brushing the finish using a green Scotch-Brite™ pad and water. Protect using Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax.

 

Mink

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Polish by applying Simichrome Polishing paste and then buff out with a clean soft cloth. Protect by applying Flitz Polish, Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax.

Mink Mat

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Polish by applying Simichrome Polishing paste and then buff out with a clean soft cloth. Protect by applying Flitz Polish, Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax.

 

Platinum

This is a "living" finish; it will change over time.

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Protect using Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax. Apply by patting on and patting off. Do not rub or buff.

Platinum Mat

This is a "living" finish; it will change over time.

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Protect using Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax. Apply by patting on and patting off. Do not rub or buff.

 

Sunshine

This is a "living" finish; it will change over time.

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Protect using Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax. Apply by patting on and patting off. Do not rub or buff.

Sunshine Mat

This is a "living" finish; it will change over time.

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Protect using Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax. Apply by patting on and patting off. Do not rub or buff.

 

Gold

This is a "living" finish; it will change over time.

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Protect using Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax. Apply by patting on and patting off. Do not rub or buff.

Antique Gold

This is a "living" finish; it will change over time.

Cleaning: Pat dry after use to avoid hard water spots. Clean using liquid soap and water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. Do not soak the fixture in the vinegar solution or allow the vinegar solution to soak on the finish.

Maintaining: Protect using Flitz Wax or Bruno’s Faucet Wax. Apply by patting on and patting off. Do not rub or buff.

Restorative Care

Heavy scrubbing and the use of abrasive sponges can sometimes damage the finish. Rinse fittings of any detergents, soaps, etc. after each use. Wipe dry after each use with a soft dry cloth to prevent waterspotting and mineral build-up. Do not allow water to come into prolonged contact with faucet surface, wipe down after each use. Do not allow water to collect at base of faucet. Periodically a finish may require extra effort to restore its original luster. These guidelines should be used ONLY if your faucet or fitting is showing dulling or spotting.

Outside Use

ROHL products are suitable for outside use. However, due to the harsh environment of sun, wind, rain and snow, we do not offer a warranty for these types of installations. Polished Chrome is the best finish for this type of environment as it is the hardest and hardiest of the finishes. A weekly shower of fresh water is recommended and a spray coating of Carnauba wax will help preserve the finish. If minerals or salt build up on the finish, use a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water and a medium to stiff brush to knock off the hard deposits. In freezing weather, shut off the water and remove the cartridges and drain the valve. If possible, store in a dry enclosed area.