Model Code: NI
THE NATURE OF NICKEL FITTINGS
These products are manufactured by skilled craftsmen in their factories in England. Nickel is a warm toned, shiny finish which is extremely popular for classical interiors, complementing warm tones and adding warmth to a cool colour scheme. Nickel was the original finish of tapware before the development of Chrome, which was laid over Nickel and became fashionable in the 1920’s.
Nickel is a ‘living finish’ which means it reacts with the environment, slowly darkening with age. IT IS IMPORTANT the plumber uses clean hands or gloves when installing your fittings and cleans off any plumbing product. Ask them to cover the fittings if they are installed before the room is finished, to avoid splatters from paint or commercial cleaning products. NB: Paints continue to cure for a few days - vapours released during this process can sometimes cause metal finishes to discolour or tarnish. It is best to wait until no paint odour can be detected before installing plumbing trim pieces.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Products such as food acids in the kitchen and bathroom staples such as toothpaste and shaving foam will affect the surface of the Nickel finish and cause tarnishing. Some water contains minerals that will leave deposits as water spots if allowed to dry on this finish.
Get into the habit of rinsing soap off the shower fittings when finished and wiping basin taps to remove splashes. Nickel fittings should be cleaned regularly with a damp soft cloth before being dried off with a clean cloth. A pH neutral mild detergent may be used if desired. If uneven discolouration occurs, the fittings can be occasionally cleaned with Autosol Liquid Metal Polish (from an automotive product supplier or hardware store – check availability).
NICKEL FINISH WARRANTY
These brassware products are manufactured in brass by craftsmen in its factory in England. Some minor imperfections in the materials and finish are not defects, but a feature of a handmade product. Nickel finish is warranted against manufacturing defects for five (5) years from the date of purchase of product.
This finishes warranty is voided by:
Damage to finishes which arises from installation or post installation use.
Failure to observe the manufacturer’s care and cleaning instructions.
Damage to finishes by adhesives, sealants, paint or any solvents used to remove them.
Damage to finishes by use of unsuitable cleaning agents or improper materials contrary to the manufacturer’s Care and Maintenance instructions. These include cleaning agents containing acidic, corrosive, abrasive, citrus or alcohol-based substances or through scouring of a surface by abrasive cloths, sponge pads or similar.