Lulani Brushed Stainless steel faucets are considered a non-living finish. Lulani uses high quality 304 Stainless steel which does not require a finish to protect the material. Stainless steel is naturally lead free has good corrosion resistance, contains some antimicrobial properties and is generally very durable. However, the surfaces can dull over time depending on the environmental factors involved and how well they are cared for. Stainless steel is a more expensive material and is more difficult to manufacturer. 100% recyclable. Brushed nickel hardware and accessories are typically used to compliment brushed stainless steel.