Satin nickel is the type of plating in which zinc or brass is used to bring out the finishing touch. The application process of satin nickel is electrolysis which can be done anywhere. This nickel not only brings out a lustrous finish in the fixture but also increases its durability. Satin nickel is very popular for different types of plumbing fixtures and other things. It has a consistent and non-reflective texture. This means there are no visible abrasions on it like a present on brushed nickel finishes. Moreover, satin nickel can be produced both chemically and mechanically and has been used since the 1970s. But at first, it was not very common in plumbing fixtures, but now it has gained much popularity.