How deep is the difference between copper faucets and stainless steel faucets
Posted on October 25 2022
Nowadays, every household has a faucet. Its use brings great convenience to our water use. It allows us to freely control the water output and use water reasonably, and it is not easy to cause waste of water resources. There are many kinds of faucet materials on the market. The materials of faucets are generally:
- Iron carbon alloy cast iron faucet (easy to rust and pollute the water source, the state has expressly prohibited it)
- ABS plastic faucet (more engineering use, lower grade, short life)
- Zinc alloy tap
- All copper faucet (copper alloy sterilization, corrosion resistance, durable)
- 304 stainless steel faucet (lead-free, good hardness and toughness, durable)
Faucets of different materials have different characteristics. Which one is better, all copper or stainless steel? What is the difference between all copper and stainless steel faucets? Let’s follow the editor to understand which all copper and stainless steel faucets are!
Which is better for all copper and stainless steel faucets
1 What are the advantages of all copper faucets
Compared with faucets of other materials, it has many advantages. It has good antibacterial properties and can effectively kill the bacteria in the faucet. Even if the tap water bursts and foreign objects enter, we do not have to worry about drinking water being affected by bacteria. Infect. All-copper faucets also have good cutting performance, good wear resistance and easy processing, but are more expensive.
According to the material, copper faucets can be divided into non-standard copper, national standard copper, and other copper faucets. At present, some high-end faucets at home and abroad are made of copper.
2 Advantages of stainless steel faucets
Faucets made of this material are more common. Compared with copper faucets, it has higher hardness and better toughness. It does not require maintenance and is more worry-free to use. The stainless steel faucet is environmentally friendly. It does not contain lead and will not produce peculiar smell when used. It can effectively ensure the quality of the effluent is healthy and hygienic, and will not pollute the water quality. The surface of the stainless steel faucet is treated by a polishing process, its appearance has a silver luster, and it feels smooth and delicate. It has good acid and alkali resistance, is not easy to corrode, and its surface will never rust or deform.
What is the difference between stainless steel faucet and full copper faucet
- If the surface technology is compared, the stainless steel material will be better. The surface of the stainless steel faucet is polished and polished, and its product surface can always maintain a silvery white luster and never rust.
The surface treatment methods of copper faucets are mostly nickel electroplating or chromium plating. Its electroplating layer depends on its quality. The copper faucet will gradually lose its surface luster in one year or 10 years if it is faster, and there will be pitting, post-plating peeling, and patina exposure.
If compared in terms of usage, copper faucets will contain lead to varying degrees after a period of use, and even have long patina; while stainless steel products are resistant to acid, alkali, corrosion, and no harmful substances are released, and The hardness and toughness of stainless steel are more than 2 times higher than that of copper.
The price of pure copper faucet is about twice as expensive as that of stainless steel faucet. If the home is mainly "practical", it is better to use stainless steel faucets for kitchen and bathroom!
Of course, this is not to say that pure copper faucets are necessarily unreliable. However, the water in the building materials industry is too deep. If you look for copper, you should try to buy it at an expensive price. If the cheap copper faucet in your kitchen is less than 200, it is true that you should replace it as soon as possible for the health of your family.
The editor's suggestion: instead of entangled in stainless steel or all copper, it is better to spend more time purchasing products from reliable sources that meet national standards. It is not recommended to buy those whose price is significantly lower than the market average. If you want to save dozens of yuan and a hundred yuan, don’t save it here. The tap water is closely related to health. Buying zinc alloy may not be worth the loss.
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