Nickel finish101

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What's the story on nickel finishes?

Nickel finish101

Because it didn't tarnish easily, nickel was the king of finishes from the 1880s until chrome took the crown in the 1930s. In recent years, nickel has had a bit of a renaissance. You can now get a variety of nickel finishes that range from more chrome-like polished nickel to a more stainless steel-like matte nickel finish. Polished nickel has many attractive features. It offers a smooth, lustrous finish. Manufacturers like American Standard brush the nickel to create matte or satin finishes. This shows off the beauty of the nickel and produces a surface that hides scratches, fingerprints, and water spots.

   

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