Taps, soap dispensers, and other washroom accessories coated in a Physical Vapour Deposition finish continue to be a growing trend. The coating is hard-wearing which makes it an ideal finish for commercial washrooms.
PVD finishes are a popular choice loved by architects and designers, and offer an elegant satin brushed or mirror polished appearance that is both sustainable and durable.
Being a thin finish, PVD coatings for washroom products surprisingly demonstrate exceptional resilience against harsh chemical elements. To showcase its durability, this high-quality finish can be applied to coat components within a Formula 1 car and high-end watches, enhancing their endurance.
PVD colours and finish codes
We offer two PVD finish options, each available in seven beautiful colours which are available in a select range of Dolphin washroom products.
The two types of PVD coatings for washroom products include a satin brushed finish and a mirror polished finish.
Satin brushed PVD
|PVD Code – Satin Brushed||Colour||Colour Code|
Mirror polished PVD
|PVD Code – Mirror Polish||Colour||Colour Code|
Example of how to specify codes
Here is an illustrative example detailing how to specify the codes for your washroom fittings. Consider the following example featuring an InForm strataplate tap or strataplate soap dispenser:
|BASE CODE||LENGTH||FINISH||FINISH COLOUR||OFFSET ADAPTOR|
(leave blank for standard strataplate)
Which washroom products can be PVD coated?
While not all washroom products within each product range can be coated with PVD, please reach out to us with your specific needs, and our team will help you explore the available options.
However, Physical Vapour Deposition can be applied to certain washroom fittings and washroom fixtures in the following ranges:
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Discover a wealth of information on washroom design challenges, innovative ideas, emerging trends, and much more within our comprehensive Learning Hub.
Read one of our PVD case studies
The Exchange House Washroom Project aimed to create a modern washroom design that harmonised with the contemporary architecture of the building.
PVD finishes and exposed steel framework were used to create a unified visual design, while the importance of practicality and efficiency in maintenance were given significant emphasis in the project.