All Palmer components and tubing are solid brass, far superior to “white metal”, aluminum, or steel which are prone to oxidation and rust. Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, is the perfect base metal to receive lustrous chrome and nickel plating. While more expensive than many other metals, brass has historically been the ideal choice for achieving exceptional surface finish and detail.
Our chrome and nickel Plated finishes are architectural grade, consistent with the quality of premium decorative plumbing fixtures and are guaranteed for life for residential use. The custom PVD finishes (Physical Vapor Deposition) incorporate a coating of very hard, specialized material that provides a durable, care-free, and lasting color tone. The Living finishes offer an ever-changing patina, as their tone and luster will gracefully age with time and unique environmental conditions. The Palmer Acrylic rod is custom produced domestically to our specifications, providing a crystal clear, jewelry like detail (available in 1.5"-diameter only).