Emtek makes some pretty cool sandcast hardware. The knobs and levers are somewhat irregular in shape and have some pitting and markings on them so they give you a nice rustic look. This Sandcast style has been really popular for some time. Recently, Emtek has decided to change their dark bronze finish to be called Deep Burgundy because it has a much more red hue to it than their medium bronze type finish that is probably closer to an Oil rubbed in appearance. We just had to change this finish on our website and there has been some confusion as to why. The way the finish is made is exactly the same according to Emtek, so why the change? I don’t have an answer for that, maybe it was to differentiate a little better between medium and dark bronze – we used to have customers confused about the two quite often. Anyway, if you have ordered the dark bronze before and are now looking for new hardware to match – you’ll need the deep burgundy finish.
A couple of things to keep in mind:
1 – All of Emtek’s Sandcast finishes are living finishes which means that they will change over time. The darker patina will wear over time revealing more of the base material – in deep burgundy’s case, the deep burgundy color.
2 – Also, sandcast finishes are done in lots, similar to carpet, tile or brick. As a result the finish from one lot could be slightly different from the finish of another. So if you are considering ordering any of the sandcast finishes, it would be best to order them all at once so that you can get them all from the same lot.