Chrome plating, often referred to simply as chrome, is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. The chromed layer can be decorative, provide corrosion resistance, ease cleaning procedures, or increase surface hardness. The primary difference between decorative chrome and hard chrome plating is the thickness of the chrome plating on the final product. Decorative chrome plating is thinner than hard chrome and is primarily for aesthetic appeal and as a protective coating.
While chrome plating does offer an attractive and appealing finish for a wide range of products, hard chrome surfaces are also ideal for a multitude of other industrial applications, including:
There are other advantages that make it even more appealing: