Stainless steel and brushed nickel metal alloy applications ranging from household appliances and installations of industrial equipment and surgical instruments. Although stainless steel has a wider range of practical applications, brushed nickel tend to choose purely for its beauty.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel found in 1821, when Frenchman Pierre Berthier discovered, some of the acid in the iron-chromium alloy resistance. With the passage of time, the chromium content of the modification, carbon and nitrogen, the basis of the production of stainless steel we use today. Long-term stainless steel as a common name contains at least 10.5% chromium steel alloy. According to its application, stainless steel alloy, nickel, molybdenum, titanium, copper, in order to improve the strength and structure. Stainless steel has a bright, polished surface, easy to clean and resistant to damage and corrosion.

Brushed Nickel

Nickel was discovered in 1751 by Swedish chemist Frederick Cronstedt Axel. It is a hard, corrosion-resistant metal, other metals to form a protective film, or other metal alloy plating, increase strength and corrosion resistance. Brushed Nickel is commonly used in a variety of home lighting from home appliances to faucets and switch plate cover. Brushed nickel into the desired shape, then use a wire brush scratches, give it a matte finish, corrosion resistance, color, water spots and fingerprints forged copper or zinc alloy.

It is the difference between stainless steel and brushed nickel.