Chrome tapware is the go to choice for many of our customers and renovators around the world. It is timeless, affordable, practical and easily blends in with most bathroom colour palettes.
Because of chromes popularity, it comes in the most available styles. Almost any line of tapware has a chrome variation, so your design choices are virtually limitless.
Sydney Home Centre stocks chrome tapware for all spaces of your home. We have chrome basin mixers, kitchen mixers, wall sets and 3 piece taps just to name a few of the styles.
Why choose chrome tapware?
There are several reasons why chrome tapware is a great choice for your bathroom, kitchen or laundry:
- They are the most affordable option
- Chrome finishes are durable and resistant to scratches and rusting
- Chrome tapware is easy to clean and smudges, dirt and fingerprints are not as visible as on other tapware finishes
- Chrome is very common and comes in many styles. You'll have plenty of options to choose your exact style for any given space. Furthermore; they are usually in stock so you won't have a wait time for the product.
- Chrome can be very shiny but also more dull. It's really up to you whether you choose a style and finish that draws attention to itself or highlights other areas of your space.
- Chrome tapware is a harmonious addition to bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. There are plenty of styles and colours that go well with chrome tapware.
How do I clean my chrome tapware?
As with any tap, it's advised not to use any harsh abrasives or metallic sponges. Stick with the basics - warm soapy water and a soft sponge or microfiber cloth. Avoid harsh and corrosive cleaners like Jif or bleach which can void your warranty.
Is chrome the same as stainless steel?
Although chrome and stainless steel look similar, they are actually quite different.
Stainless steel is a metal alloy (contains 2 or more metals) containing at least 10.5% chromium. Chrome on the other hand is 100% chromium and is used as a plating. As in the case with tapware, the chrome is plated on the base metal which is usually brass.
Chrome plating is the more decorative option and that's why you'll see it more on tapware rather than just plain stainless steel. Stainless steel is considered more durable which is why you'll often see sinks using the material.
Is chrome tapware rust proof?
Chrome is naturally rust proof. However; if the plating is damaged or has heavy scratches, air and moisture can come into contact with the brass underneath. This will eventually result in rust.
The best way to prevent rust is to care for your taps and clean them as we have advised above.