Nickel finish101

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about American Standard Fixture Tips and other Fixtures topics.

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.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Fixtures Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Byron White