Antique Gold

A functional and decorative gold finish.

Although not as popular as Incalux this finish is widely used for plumbing fittings, sanitaryware, lighting, and many other household items. It has a weak gold colour which verges on nickel. This finish has become especially popular on taps (faucets) and other water fittings during the last decade.

If you are looking for something different from chrome but think gold is a little over the top then you should consider this finish.

We have added small traces of other metals like nickel to the gold in order to tone it down and improve the hardness / durability. This has lightened the colour down from our rich “gold” colour to its nickel-gold appearance.

The vats are laboratory analysed and maintained in order to produce a consistent colour and ensure the hardness factor is kept at an optimum.

Here at Douglas we do not deal in “gold substitutes”, all our gold finishes contain the “real thing” and therefore always enhances the value of any products that pass through our processes.


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