Bathroom accessories, chrome or stainless steel?

There are many chrome and stainless steel bathroom accessories on the market, particularly in homes, hotels and many other bathrooms. There are pros and cons to each. Both are aesthetically pleasing, but which is the better product?

two white sinks bathroom design

Chrome

Chrome accessories will give your bathroom that little refresh, however, it is wise to consider how long they will keep their shiny glow and the longevity of their robustness? If you are sticking to a specific budget, it matches a lot of other finishes in bathrooms including stainless steel and is easy to clean and maintain.

You may want to consider, however, that although chrome is a metal, it is not durable as a solid pure metal and in the case of chrome products are generally always only plated. Over time, chrome plating can corrode due to several factors; water damage, heat elements, or hot and cold air meeting with the product. It’s much the same as other furniture in your home, for example, a wooden table where solid oak would be a more durable option than a veneered product.

Stainless Steel

If you are looking for high-quality products that will last for years to come stainless steel bathroom accessories are the ideal product. Stainless steel has many benefits including its durability and hardwearing properties, along with it being easy to clean and highly rust-resistant. While stainless steel is not fully stain-proof, it is much more resistant to staining, corrosion, and rust than chrome.

stainless steel bathroom taps

For new bathroom designs and bathroom upgrades, Stainless Steel bathroom accessories are the easiest way to inject style into the room. These days there is also a wide range of retailers around the country that stock stainless steel accessories and surprisingly the cost isn’t far from that of the same products in chrome.

toilet bathroom design

So, there you have it. Renovating or simply looking to refresh the look of your bathroom? We recommend you save yourself time and money and make sure the effort you put into creating your perfect bathroom last for years to come, by choosing stainless steel.

FRANKE Products

Make your bathroom moments wonderful with Franke’s Grade 304 Stainless Steel bathroom accessories, which include towel rails, rings and hooks, and tumbler, toilet paper, toilet brush and soap holders. Available in two stylish designs, the Cubus and the Medius.



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