Specifying products for a hotel? Chrome vs stainless steel bathroom accessories [Blog]

Specifying products for a hotel? Chrome vs stainless steel bathroom accessories [Blog]

A blog written by Franke Sissons

There are many bathroom accessories on the market, particularly in homes, hotels and many other bathrooms. Choosing the correct materials for these products in high usage areas key when designing a washroom to last for years to come.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both chrome and steel, and both are aesthetically pleasing but which is the better product?


Chrome accessories will give any bathroom a refreshed look, however, it’s important to consider materials and how long they will keep their look and robustness over time.
Chrome can be the preference if you are working within a tight budget and it can tie in with a lot of bathroom finishes.

However, you may want to consider that although chrome is a metal, it is not as a solid pure substance and things are never made of solid chrome. Meaning that over time, chrome plating can corrode due to several reasons such as water damage, heat elements, or hot and cold air coming into contact with the product.

Stainless Steel

If you are looking for high quality products that are long lasting, then look no further, stainless steel bathroom accessories can be the ideal product.

Stainless steel has many benefits including its durability and hardwearing properties, along with it being easy to clean and highly rust resistant.

While stainless steel is not fully stain-proof, it is a lot more durable and resistant to staining, corrosion and rust than chrome. Stainless steel can also be highly polished in order to gain the shiny appearance that chrome has.

So, if you are giving your bathroom a mini renovation and are wanting modern bathroom accessories that will last new for years to come, then stainless steel would be a good choice.

There are a wide range of online retailers that stock stainless steel accessories and surprisingly the cost isn’t far from chrome products. Ultimately you will save yourself time and money by choosing durable products in stainless steel.

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