Most of the faucets on the market are chrome-plated. Chromium is a silver-white metal with a blue color. The chrome plating has high hardness and wear resistance, and its hardness is second only to diamond. Chromium also has a strong passivation ability. It is very easy to oxidize in the air, and a very thin passivation film is formed on the surface. It does not change in a humid environment. It can maintain the surface gloss for a long time and present a look similar to precious metals. Very decorative, and the coating will not fall off for a long time. Therefore, chrome plating is the most common processing method in the surface treatment of faucets.
Process characteristics: moisture-proof and heat-resistant, durable, bright color and strong decoration.
Matching suggestions: The most common and versatile, suitable for all kinds of bathroom space, the matching basin should be white.
Nickel metal has a strong passivation ability, which can quickly form a very thin passivation film on the surface of the faucet, which can resist the corrosion of water vapor and some acids, so the nickel layer has high stability in a humid environment. The faucet can obtain a very fine crystalline coating in a simple salt electrolyte of nickel. It has good polishing performance and can emit a mirror-like gloss after polishing. Depending on the nature of 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, surface gloss like mirror.
Matching suggestions: It is also a versatile model, which is equivalent to a chrome-plated faucet.
Titanium is usually added with titanium and aluminum or elements such as aluminum and vanadium to become titanium-plated gold. Electroplated titanium has the advantages of strong height, low density, excellent mechanical properties, toughness and corrosion resistance. The surface of the titanium-plated faucet is as smooth as a mirror, its golden luster is like natural brass, and it is reminiscent of gold. However, the titanium plating process is complicated, and impurities are easily absorbed during hot processing, so the yield is lower and the cost is higher.
Process characteristics: good toughness and anti-corrosion, color like gold, looks noble and beautiful, and higher price. Matching suggestions: According to the specific shape, the titanium-plated faucet is suitable for two-level bathrooms, the simple shape is suitable for European-style bathrooms, and the animal shape is suitable for Southeast Asian families.