The Pros and Cons of Polished Chrome Shower Fixtures
Learn more about this shiny finish to make selling polished chrome shower sets to your customers easier.
SR Sunrise’s elegant handheld showerhead and rain shower combo set in polished chrome
Polished chrome is one of the most common finishes of bathroom fixtures alongside brushed nickel. It is commonly used in other home fixtures as well, like kitchen faucets, door handles, and door knobs.
If you are looking for ways to sell customers the best shower fixtures in polished chrome, knowing every bit of information about this finish is necessary. To be more specific, you should know both the benefits and drawbacks of having polished chrome fixtures. With these, it will be easier for your customers to decide whether a shower set in this shiny finish is a fit for them or not.
What is polished chrome?
The polished chrome finish is basically chrome plating on stainless steel or brass that is polished. Chrome has a silver tone quite similar to nickel, but it has a slightly cooler shade, whereas nickel is on the warmer side.
What are the pros of polished chrome shower fixtures?
#1 Elegant reflective shine
Polished chrome provides a reflective shine that effortlessly adds elegance to the bathroom. It also matches neutral or muted stones, which are the most common color palettes of bathroom designs. The shine also helps with lighting, as it reflects the light from a lighting fixture or the window.
#2 Low maintenance
This fixture finish is easy to clean and maintain. You can easily wipe it clean with a lint-free towel and wipe it dry with an absorbent microfiber cloth.
Bathrooms are humid environments, so fixtures will inevitably get wet or moist all the time. Thankfully, polished chrome is non-corrosive and durable, so fixtures in this finish won't get damaged easily.
#4 Very affordable and readily available
Shower fixtures in polished chrome, unlike other metal finishes, are pretty affordable. And because it is widely popular, virtually all stores, both online and offline, have polished chrome fixtures, making them easily accessible.
What are the cons of polished chrome shower fixtures?
#1 Too common
Polished chrome may be too typical or traditional for some, especially since all stores have shower fixtures in this finish. It is found in most bathrooms, so it is not ideal for people looking for a unique style element for their bathroom.
#2 Shows fingerprints
The shiny polished chrome surface has its drawbacks. One of which is fingerprints tend to stay on the surface once it is touched, making the bathroom feel messy or dirty.
#3 Shows water spots
Just like fingerprints, water spots tend to stay on polished chrome too. So it's important to wipe them dry once they get wet or avoid splashing water too much when bathing or showering.
#4 More visible scratches
Another of polished chrome's drawbacks is that scratches look more visible than matte or brushed finishing. With this fixture, you need to be extremely careful when using them to avoid giving them scratches.
Which customers will benefit from polished chrome shower fixtures?
Despite its cons, polished chrome may be the perfect finish for some. These customers would be those who:
- Are on a tight budget
- Have no problem with regularly cleaning the bathroom
- Have no pets or little kids who might accidentally scratch the fixtures
- Like the feel of a traditional-looking bathroom
- Have other fixtures in polished chrome to match
- Have poor lighting bathrooms due to small windows or having none at all
What are the best polished chrome shower sets today?
Here are the top three shower systems from SR Sunrise with this versatile, shiny finish:
#1 Polished Chrome Shower Faucet Set with Rain Showerhead and Adjustable Extension Shower Arm
This shower system from SR Sunrise comes with a wall-mounted round rain showerhead with an adjustable arm and a rough-in valve. This set boasts a thin design, high pressure, and self-cleaning nozzles for easy cleaning. The Polished Chrome Shower Faucet Set with Rain Showerhead and Adjustable Extension Shower Arm sells for $89.99.
#2 Polished Chrome Handheld Showerhead and Rain Shower Combo Set
This next set from SR Sunrise features two showerheads -- a wall-mounted one and a handheld version. It also comes with an eight-inch shower extension arm, a 71-inch long shower hose, and a shower mixer valve. The showerhead features 35 water flow settings, including spray, mist, and massage. This shower system sells for $99.50.
#3 12-Inch Polished Chrome Slide Bar Wall-Mounted Showerhead System
This last shower set features an adjustable and removable slide bar shower faucet perfect for the elderly or handicapped people. Its wall-mounted rain showerhead features a thin, square shape that provides a strong water flow. Luxurious and truly high-performing, this complete shower system sells for $259.99.
To shop for more polished chrome shower systems and individual parts for your inventory, head on to SRsunriseUS.com.