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5 differences between Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel to help you choose your finish

Finishes are the final details applied to a house, whether it is a remodeling or new construction, to make it habitable. In addition to protecting the basic structures, these finishes provide a house with the comfort and beauty that are necessary to live in a pleasant environment.

Often, choosing the best finishes for your house or your office turns into a little difficult task, but something we are completely sure about is that we want them to be durable and beautiful.

Currently, both polished chrome and polished nickel are still being used as finishes and with the best results.

Are you about to choose your type of finish? Here are 5 differences between these two metals that you should consider before making a decision.

 

5 differences between Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel to help you choose your finish

 

  1. Natural Chrome: it’s a metal that is always plated over another metal and even over plastic. We can find beautiful utensils, lamps and furniture for your kitchen and bathroom totally galvanized with this metal.

On the other hand, nickel is a transition metal that is manageable, hard, ductile and ferromagnetic, and as chrome, it has to be mix with other metals to get greater and better results.

 

  1. Chrome and nickel can be fused creating Nichrome, which composition is 80% nickel and 20% chrome. An incredible fusion between these two metals of grey color that don’t rust, and with which you can coat your kitchen, for example. A kitchen for life!

 

  1. Both are anticorrosive, but the brightness of chrome is superior, it is preferred for home finishes, while nickel is a bit more opaque.

 

  1. Nickel is highly anti-corrosive and is ideal for use in combination with other metals such as iron and brass, becoming stainless steel; this is admired by everyone for the interior decoration of our homes, for its beauty and durability.

Now, while it is true a chrome finish is beautiful, it always needs to be combined with another metal to work.

5. Chrome repels water and oil; it is very bright, ideal for the finishes of our house. Nickel has the property of being able to melt with other metals to make them more and more resistant.

 

Fulfil your dream of choosing long-lasting finishes!

 

As you can see it is not easy to choose just one since both are excellent options to decorate your home. But what you can do is combine both of them to get the best of each, from nickel, its hardness and from chrome, its shine and beauty.

At Dream Home Builders & Remodelers we will always advise you regarding the best finish for your home.

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