Decorative chrome is especially preferred because of its aesthetic appearance, and it also provides some corrosion and wear resistance.
Therefore, it performs well in industrial applications where aesthetics and functionality are required together.
Chromium is mostly used with nickel in decorative coating applications.
Higher corrosion resistance is achieved by reducing interconnected pores and defects in multi-layer coatings.
The thickness of the chrome layer in decorative chrome plating varies between 0.13 and 1.3 micrometers.
Plumbing tools, ornaments, automotive - motorcycle - bicycle components, furniture accessories, machine parts are chrome plated for decorative purposes.