Most of the faucets on the market are chrome plated. Chrome is a silvery-white metal that is blue in color. Chromium plating is very hard and wear resistant, second only to diamond in hardness. Chrome also has a strong ability to passivate. It oxidizes very easily in air and forms a thin passivation film on the surface. It does not change in a humid environment. It retains its surface shine for a long time, giving it a precious metal-like appearance. It is highly decorative, and the coating does not come off for a long time. Therefore, in the surface treatment of faucets, chrome plating is the most common processing method.
Process characteristics: moisture and heat resistance, durable, bright color, decorative.
Matching recommendations. The most common and versatile, suitable for a variety of bathroom spaces, the matching basin should be white.
Metallic nickel has a strong passivating ability, it can quickly form a very thin passivating film on the surface of the faucet, which can resist water vapor and some acids, so the nickel layer has a high stability in humid environments. In a simple nickel salt electrolyte, the tap can obtain a very fine crystalline coating. It has good polishing properties and gives a mirror-like shine when polished. Depending on the nature of the nickel, it is suitable for use as a base, intermediate and surface layer for protective and decorative coatings.
Process characteristics: acid and alkali resistance, high stability, mirror-like surface shine.
Matching recommendation. It is also a versatile model, equivalent to a chrome faucet.
Titanium is usually added to titanium and aluminum or aluminum and vanadium to become titanium-plated gold. Galvanized titanium is highly strong, low density, good mechanical properties, toughness and corrosion resistance. The surface of the titanium-plated faucet is smooth as a mirror, and its golden luster is like natural brass, reminiscent of gold. But titanium plating process is complex, easy to absorb impurities when heat processing, so the output is low, high cost.
Process features: good toughness, corrosion resistance, color like gold, looks noble and beautiful, higher price. Matching suggestions. According to the specific shape, titanium-plated faucet is suitable for two-story bathroom, simple shape for European bathroom, animal shape for Southeast Asian families.