Taps have the power to transform both the look and functionality of a bathroom. Beyond their water-dispensing function, taps now offer a wide range of special coatings and finishes that add aesthetic and functional value. In today’s commercial bathrooms, every detail is carefully considered, turning creative vision into reality. This is why at Idral, we have created a range of special finishes for every context, in addition to the classic polished chrome. In this article, we will explore some of the most intriguing options that we can develop upon request.
An increasingly popular option is the black or white coating, achieved through a powder coating process. Powder coating, a method involving the application of dry pigments that are later cured in an oven, is the most common method for “painting” a tap. This type of coating not only offers a modern and sleek look but also provides superior resistance. It is particularly highly resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for coastal environments or areas with high levels of humidity. However, it’s important to note that it requires gentle cleaning to preserve its appearance over time.
For families with children, as well as in nurseries, schools, and hospitals, safety is a top priority. This is why child-safe paints have become an indispensable choice for taps. These special paints are non-toxic and often include stickers for further tap personalization, specially designed to ensure the safety of little ones. These solutions not only ensure the protection of children’s health but also provide space for creativity and individuality in space design. Investing in non-toxic paints suitable for the youngest promotes an environment that combines safety and expressive freedom, contributing to the well-being and serenity both at home and at school.
The Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) treatment on chromed surfaces represents a leap in quality compared to the classic chrome plating. This process gives the tap superior mechanical resistance, ensuring durability without compromising on style. PVD is used to manufacture advanced technologies such as microelectronic devices and thin film solar panels, and is an ideal solution for curved products like taps. Additionally, PVD offers a wide range of colors to choose from, including gold, nickel, copper, and graphite. This versatility allows for a harmonious and captivating final result, perfectly matching the overall design of the environment.
Hygiene is paramount in any domestic or commercial environment. Antibacterial coatings for taps offer an effective solution to prevent the proliferation of harmful bacteria. These coatings are designed to provide an effective barrier against biofilm formation and the spread of microorganisms on the tap’s surface. The effectiveness of such coatings comes from the presence of antibacterial or antimicrobial agents incorporated into the composition of the paint or material used for the coating. They help reduce the risk of cross-contamination and can be a key factor in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for users. This option is particularly important in settings such as hospitals and care homes, where cleanliness and hygiene are top priorities.
Grab Bars are often subject to environmental stress. To ensure long-lasting durability and oxidation resistance, our grab bars undergo a rust-resistant cathodic electrophoretic coating treatment followed by a ®Rilsan finish. This combination offers complete protection, preserving the handle’s appearance and functionality over time. In fact, ®Rilsan is a plastic material known for its exceptional strength and flexibility, making it ideal for applications that require high durability.
In conclusion, Idral’s special coatings and tap finishes offer a wide range of options to meet every need and style. From classic black and white to innovative PVD treatment, as well as safe solutions like child-safe paints and antibacterial coatings, there’s a choice for every taste and requirement. With the possibility of developing custom projects, Idral taps and accessories become a unique and functional design element within any environment. To add a touch of elegance and superior performance to your bathroom, discover Idral’s extraordinary finishes and coatings. Choose excellence that combines style and functionality. Make your spaces unique with Idral’s quality solutions.