EtherNice is the name that in GRB we have given our technology PVD applied to GRB taps. In a single word we identify the beauty and long-lasting of these new PVD finishes.
PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) is an ion transfer process similar to chrome plating, but in the vacuum of space: zero air molecules. That is, we generate chromium, titanium, or zirconium atoms, they are mixed with gas and deposited on the product.
EtherNice is the method that creates unique tones, that eliminates scratches and that adapts to the most cutting-edge home decoration.
The chrome finish is carried out in our own facilities, which ensures maximum quality control, as confirmed by our certifications. A first thick layer of nickel is welded to the surface of the product molecule by molecule, ensuring perfect resistance to corrosion and abrasion. A second layer of chrome protects the first layer of nickel and provides the product the final strength and brilliant appearance that characteristic GRB products.
GRB’s black and white finishes triple the requirements demanded by the standard in terms of resistance and adhesion of coatings. Always made with projected paint, and subjected to drying of almost 200º, it multiplies by twenty the adhesion and resistance of traditional immersion paints. Only this painting process can guarantee that our taps remain perfect throughout the lifetime of the product.
Unifying difficult geometries with the nobility of steel is only possible through the intelligent use of nickel. The pieces, once processed in this finish, are subjected to a temperature process that aligns their color with that of the steel. Then they are brushed in the same way as this material, and covered by a protective layer that ensures an eternal color and appearance… like steel.
Gold is one of the most charming and malleable elements in nature. At GRB we combine it with an exclusive metal used in superalloys, cobalt, to turn gold into a coating able to withstanding the challenging environment and use to which the taps are subjected.
Brushed gold is a spectacular aesthetic variation on traditional gold. We update the nobility of gold with a previous high-speed brushing that adds elegance and temperance to the beauty of the most valuable metal.
The GRB Rosé finish is achieved by covering it with a solid layer of copper and modifying its reflections and tonality by brushing, which is fixed with another corrective layer of paint. A unique combination of beauty and solidity is reached, both applied to complete pieces as well as details.
Decorative trends in the search for rustic and close environments require a traditional finish, but with an aesthetic variation to the most cutting-edge finishes. The bluing and brushing of taps’ pieces on its surface and subsequent epoxy varnishing provide a perfect dialogue with the most familiar and warm environments.
Natural wood as a complement to the decoration on the taps. Our design team has worked on two possibilities, ARCE and NOGAL, so that the differentiating detail in the bathroom space is unique. These wooden handles are manufactured with attention to detail, with a waterproof and anti-humidity treatment with two layers of mineral oil and a waxed finish so that the finish is perfect.