An attractive alternative to chrome
Nickel has become a very fashionable finish in recent years. It is a bright silver like metal and is hard wearing. With heavy deposits it will give good corrosion protection, however it does need to be kept polished if the bright lustre finish is to be maintained.
Nickel will dull off if not regularly polished just like silver but because it is such a hard metal, almost all proprietary metal cleaners can be used without causing damage to the finish. Many people have nickel because they like the attractive finish produced as it ages.
Common uses are taps (faucets), bathroom & kitchen accessories and many household items like tea trays etc.
Some people can suffer allergic reactions when their skin comes into contact with nickel and although this is rare items like jewellery should not be plated.
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