The bathroom needs several faucets, how to choose the bathroom faucet
Posted on December 19 2022
How many faucets should be installed in the bathroom? A bathroom faucet generally has about three faucets, one basin faucet, one shower faucet, and one bathtub faucet. The faucet is an indispensable accessory for the bathroom. It is very important to choose a high-quality bathroom faucet. So, how to choose a bathroom faucet?
Bathroom needs a few faucets
There are generally about three faucets in a bathroom, one basin faucet, one shower faucet, and one bathtub faucet. In addition, it is best to have a water faucet, otherwise sometimes the bathroom needs to receive water, which will be troublesome. If there are mop pools and washing machines in the bathroom, install one each.
How to choose a bathroom faucet
- Turn the handle: it feels light and the valve core is good
Common faucet spools include steel ball spools and ceramic spools. The steel ball spool has good pressure resistance, but the disadvantage is that the rubber ring that acts as a seal is easy to wear and age quickly. Compared with the steel ball spool, the ceramic spool is more heat-resistant and wear-resistant. At the same time, the ceramic valve itself has good sealing performance, so it can achieve a high resistance to opening times, and will not cause the nozzle to drip due to the wear of the spool. The faucet with ceramic valve core is more comfortable and smooth to the touch, and it opens and closes quickly.
Since the spool is inside the faucet, consumers cannot see the spool when purchasing, but consumers can simply judge whether the spool is good or not based on the feel when turning the handle. Generally speaking, consumers turn the handle up, down, left, and right. If it feels light and has no sense of blockage, it means that the valve core is better.
- Test book: the quality is more guaranteed
The body of the faucet is generally brass. The electroplating quality of products made of brass is the most guaranteed. The higher the purity of the brass, the better the electroplating quality, and the less likely the electroplating layer on the surface is to be corroded. In order to reduce costs, some manufacturers choose zinc alloy instead of brass. Although the country allows the use of zinc alloy instead of brass, the quality of zinc alloy plating is poor and its corrosion resistance is not strong.
Consumers can use the weight estimation method to identify when purchasing. Brass is heavier and harder, while zinc alloy is softer and softer. However, relevant experts believe that the quality of a faucet should not be judged by weight alone, "because some manufacturers can also make the faucet heavier by increasing the wall thickness of the faucet or adding other metal materials." Ask for the test report of the product. If the test report confirms that the product is qualified, it is "not a big problem".
- Water flow: Rich and soft foaming indicates that the bubbler is better
Consumers should choose more durable integral casting faucets. The integrally cast faucet sounds more dull when tapped. Consumers can judge whether the faucet is integrally cast by tapping the faucet when purchasing.
When purchasing, try to choose a faucet with a bubbler, and feel the water flow with your hands. The water flow is soft and foaming (water flow bubble content) is rich, indicating that the quality of the bubbler is better. The bubbler generally has six layers, and is usually composed of a metal mesh cover (partly plastic). When the water flows through the mesh cover, it will be cut into a large number of small water columns with air in the middle, so that the water will not splash around.
- Recognize the brand: choose the brand after-sales service is more secure
Consumers should go to regular markets and supermarkets to buy branded faucets. Branded products all have the brand logo of the manufacturer, and informal products or inferior products often only have some paper labels, or even no marks. There should also be the manufacturer's brand logo, quality assurance letter and after-sales service card in the faucet packing box.