On the market, the used popular plating is normal chrome. I mean at least few years ago . But now PVD is more and more popular for glass shower hardwares like shower door clamp hinges. Why? Today let’s talk about that in detail.
What is PVD
PVD is “Physical Vapor Deposition” , In appearance, it’s a high-shine powder coating that offers the same appearance as chrome, with a few unique benefits of its own. It’s a popular choice for some hardware of semi frameless shower door, but when it comes to the general public, chrome still has the edge. Here, we’ll tell you what each has to offer so you can make a more informed decision for yourself.
Why PVD not chrome plating
From these words we know PVD is some coating to protect the hardware of sliding glass shower doors. But chrome is still like that, why PVD is bette than chrome plating.is that PVD just make our glass shower hardware colorful? Ofcourse no. Let me tell you why.
(1) More Easy to Clean.Chrome plating requires constant maintenance. The chrome of our frameless shower enclosures requires special chemical cleaners and polishes to maintain the shiny finish. With PVD Chrome, mild soap and water is the only maintenance required to keep your brass or stainless steel hardware looking like new. Because we put an acrylic clear coat over the top of our PVD Chrome, the finish acts just as the paint on your car.
(2) More color to choose. PVD coating offers the aesthetic benefits of chrome but for me i like more color to choose, PVD can offer more than chrome.chrome plating just have very few color to choose.but PVD coating give you more choice, the color depending on the evaporated metal and the mixture of reactive gases used during the PVD deposition process, different colors can be produced. The range includes but not limited to: Brass tones, Gold tones, Black to Grey, Nickel, Chrome, Copper and Bronze tones. All these finishes are available in a polished, satin or matt finish.you know if you face so many choose for your shower glass panel, you still feel that is perfect.
(3) PVD Chrome is perform more better for bad environment. in the bathroom, the “weather” is so damp. the surface of hardware easy to broken by lots of situation. But PVD coating for our glass shower hardware is an innovation in the creation of coloured stainless steel making the surface significantly harder and more durable in the process. This is produced through the process of PVD Titanium Ion Plating which improves the performance of stainless steel/brass by increasing wear, scratch and corrosion resistance making its durability far superior to conventional coating methods such as electroplating or powder-coating.
(4) Slight scratching is no problem with PVD Chrome. Let’s face it, sometimes our worst nightmares can come true. An unexpected scratching damage on your beautiful hardware of shower glass hinge or clamp parts. With Chrome plating this mean expensive repairs or even you just face that scratching everyday if you can’t change, because chrome plating is very hard to repair. With PVD Chrome the surface of brass hardware are protected from peeling and corrosion. A PVD Chrome coating can be reworked easily and inexpensively.
(5) Longer Warranty.Depending on your location, traditional chrome plating will only be warrantied for 2 to 3 years. In some states,but PVD Chrome has a warranty of 4+ years. So when you choose the hardware of your shower glass door. Rember this. But one more thing. Though PVD is have longer warranty not mean you can clean that with iron brash, PVD maintenance is simple. You can use a soft cloth with mild soap and water. Avoid all products designed to remove tarnish or rust, and contain hydrochloric, hydrofluoric, and/or phosphoric acid or caustic agents. Also bleach and scouring pads.
(6) Environmentally friendly. While chrome plating uses toxic chemicals such as hexavalent chromium, PVD is an eco-friendly technology. This means less chemicals being exposed in the Wet environment.
PVD plating is quickly becoming the hottest coating application for the hardware of shower room and kitchen, and now you may know why. Hope you like our frameless shower glass door with PVD coating. Come on, buy something from KEZE.