At present, there are many kinds of bathroom faucets on the market. Many people do not know how to choose them when decorating new houses. It is far not enough to choose in terms of the price or brands. Quality is the most important. The prices are varied. The larger the price span, the more complicated the market is. Here are some tips about how to choose a bathroom tap.
The bathroom faucets on the market are made of various kinds of materials, of which the following are the most common:
1. Copper. The copper faucet has good bacteriostatic effect and strong corrosion resistance. But the surface coating is easy to fall off.
2.304 Stainless steel. The stainless steel faucets have been polished, which is beautiful. But the internal components cannot be clearly seen and it is easy to purchase inferior products.
3. Zinc alloy. It is cheaper, but its life is short.
Therefore, copper and stainless steel are the most cost-effective products on the market. But the copper here is not pure copper. Generally, it refers to the national standard copper (59% copper, 1% lead, the rest is zinc and a small amount of impurities in accordance with the national standard GB18145-2014).
When purchasing copper faucets, one must identify the national standard copper, also known as "59 copper" and "HPB59-1 lead brass". However, such faucets are generally more expensive. If the budget is sufficient, one can choose such faucets.
However, 304 stainless steel has a high chromium content, so we must choose the precision cast 304 stainless steel, preferably with SUS304 logo in order to protect our health.
The spool valve is a key factor that determines the service life and can control the direction and water quantity. At present, the spool valve includes ceramic spool valve, stainless steel spool valve and shaft roller spool valve. Ceramic spool valve is the best. The durability is very good, the switch is smooth and never jams. It does not drip or leak water. It feels comfortable and has relatively stable performance.