Strategy: Who is the master of the faucet? Consider the appearance and material
“Faucets are indispensable in modern homes; faucets are divided into chrome plating, chrome plating plus gold, and white porcelain. For the selection and purchase of faucets, our reference standards should be analyzed from the three aspects of faucet appearance, style and material.”
Selection and purchase of faucets:appearance
When selecting, take the light, no bubbles, no defects, and no scratches as the qualified standards. Ordinary faucets only have a coating of more than 10 microns, the purpose is to prevent rust, beautiful, and guarantee the service life. Some experts revealed that when selecting, press the surface of the faucet with a finger, and the fingerprints quickly faded away, indicating that the coating is good; the more the fingerprints are printed, the more faucets are worse. After choosing the appearance, you must also touch the faucets to judge whether they are good or bad, whether the switch is smooth, the switch with a large range of up and down, left and right can adjust the water temperature without chaos, generally up to 30 degrees up and down, and 90 degrees from side to side is the best. But one thing to keep in mind, lighter head doesn’t mean it feels good.
Selection and purchase of faucets:style
At present, the faucets on the market are generally divided into two styles, namely, single-handle faucet and double-handle faucet. Single-handle faucet only uses one hole, while double handle can also be divided into four-inch hole and eight-inch hole. It depends on the style of the basin.
Basin faucet and kitchen faucet are generally installed on the countertop, so its water inlet pipe can be hard pipe and hose, the length is generally about 35 cm, in order to facilitate the connection, the connection between the home water pipe and the water inlet pipe must be installed A kind of valve, this kind of valve is called a triangle valve. When you buy a faucet, don’t forget to match it together, otherwise you will have to run it again. And the triangle valve has different sizes, which should be imported according to the faucet you buy. Depending on the size of the water pipe, there are generally 3 points and 4 points. Also notice when installing the triangle valve, do not install it too low, lest the water inlet pipe of the faucet is not long enough and cannot be connected, which may cause unnecessary trouble. Generally, install it at a distance of about 50 to 60 cm from the ground.
Another thing is to buy a faucet and be sure not to forget the inventory of the zeros, otherwise it will be more troublesome to take it back and install it. Generally, the accessories of the basin faucet mainly include the drainer, the pull rod and the faucet fixing screw.
Bolt and fix the copper sheet and gasket; the bathtub faucet also has standard accessories such as a shower, two water inlet hoses, and a bracket. The mixing faucet produced by a regular enterprise has an installation dimension drawing and an imitation order when it leaves the factory, so pay attention to it when choosing. Import products must be more careful.
Selection and purchase of faucets:material
After choosing the style, you must also understand the material of the faucet. At present, most of the built-in valve cores of the faucet on the market use steel ball valves and ceramic valves. Steel ball valves have become The shortcoming of the leader of the new generation of valve core is that the sealing rubber ring is easy to wear and will quickly age. The ceramic valve itself has a good sealing function, and the faucet with ceramic valve core can be more quiet and smooth. The faucet is made of stainless steel as the top grade. The stainless steel is resistant to acid and alkali, and does not release harmful substances.