In recent years there has been a resurgence of vintage style in commercial spaces. Whether designing fashion boutiques, craft beer bars, cafes or refurbished apartments, getting the feel for days-gone-by is on trend, mixing that hand-me-down feel with modern design comforts. Polished or bright chrome is a perfect pairing for suiting the art-deco, ‘Hollywood golden age’ feel of the 1930’s. Reflective surfaces of chrome door hardware match well with other lighting and plumbing features such as glass or crystal. The neutral silver tones also complement bright colours used in paint, wallpaper, fabric or art.
Legge’s polished chrome hardware has a mirror-like finish giving a warm yet refined feel, exuding sophistication and elegance. If the mirrored finish does not meet the design requirements, Legge’s range of satin chrome finished hardware is a great substitute, giving a more contemporary look and feel often needed in commercial applications.
Legge’s range of New Zealand engineered, designed, finished and assembled hardware is built to last, with a 10 or 30-year mechanical warranty and a 10-year finish warranty on satin and polished chrome plated finishes. Made from lasting components like brass and stainless steel, designers know that once it is specified and installed, it is trouble free.
How should owners get the best from their finish?
All door furniture should only be wiped clean with a soft damp cloth. In the case of chrome or satin chrome, a non-abrasive mild household detergent may be used to remove ingrained grime. For soft finishes such as architectural bronze or polished lacquered brass, under no circumstances should any cleaning product be used. The cleaning product may contain solvents, which may damage the protective coating. Care should be taken to ensure that cleaning products used on doors and windows are not applied to the furniture.
What would void a finish warranty?
Factors outside of the manufacturers influence will void the warranty, including the use of hard chemicals and scratches from outside influences. The Allegion team can support anyone specifying door hardware to ensure it meets requirements.
What is Legge’s Luxe. Porfolio of Finishes?
The Legge range of door furniture is now available in seven plated finishes — satin chrome, chrome, satin brass, polished brass, antique bronze, oil rubbed bronze and satin black chrome. For more information, visit the Luxe website.