How Long Will Black Tapware Last?

Author: Bathrooms on a Budget   Date Posted:21 October 2020 

How Long Will Black Tapware Last?

Black tapware and accessories are one of the hottest trends in bathroom design at the moment, and with good reason. The smooth, matte black finish that you get from taps such as these provides a very classy addition to any bathroom, and can be applied to bathrooms in a vast number of overall styles. They offer a very accessible touch of class that can be added without significant extra expense or effort. Gone are the days of only having stainless steel tapware to choose from!

A question that always comes up when a trend becomes as popular as black tapware has is, how long will it last? We’ve all seen bathroom design trends come and go, becoming stale, damaged, or being replaced by something new. So, how long will black tapware last in your bathroom?

Does Black Tapware Scratch or Chip Easily?

Black tapware is an option for your bathroom that has not always had a good reputation to be scratch-resistant. When it first came to market, they generally had a powder-coated finish that was not very durable. This meant that they often scratched or chipped, either during installation or over the course of their lifetime in your bathroom.

However, nowadays black tapware can come electroplated which is significantly more resistant to damage. This extra element allows for the balck tapware to be far more durable than in previous years. It runs a slightly higher price tag, but it is definitely worth the investment in the long-term. 

Due to it’s smooth and clean finish, damage may be easier to spot on black taps and fixtures. This is a slight drawback, but careful maintenance should prevent any undue damage.

Does Black Tapware Hold It’s Quality?

Matte black tapware is uniquely equipped to handle daily use. Unlike chrome or stainless steel fittings, fingerpaints, water droplets and more are often not as visible on black fittings. As tapware is quite often interacted with on multiple occasions every day, it’s important that it is able to resist taking on too much visible wear and tear. In this case, black tapware is a great option.
As long as you are keeping up an adequate level of maintenance on your tapware, there shouldn’t be cause for concern. However, you would benefit from steering clear of abrasive scrubbers to preserve your black tapware’s finish as best you can.

Is Black Tapware A Fad?

As we already discussed, black tapware has quickly become a very popular trend. So, is it just a fad? We don’t think so!
As it’s more of a finish than a style, it is very versatile. The possibilities for black tapware stretch further than the eye can see, allowing it to adapt to larger design trends that will inevitably come around. 

Due to its ability to seamlessly integrate into almost any bathroom style, it definitely feels like it has some staying power. It provides a much needed variation on some of the more classic styles that have been around for years, giving it a fresh appeal and distinct level of desirability. 

Our range of tapware includes a number of black taps, mixers, diverters and spouts for bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. As Brisbane’s bathroom experts since 1980, we can help you find the perfect black tapware for your next project.

 


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