Of course, nowadays modern faucets have significant differences from its predecessors both technically and aesthetically. Along with the bathroom equipment, they can become a special kind of bathroom decoration and be used in order to emphasize the interior style.
For this reason, many manufacturers are now producing a whole series of bathroom taps, made in a single design with the rest of the fixtures: all types of sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets and bidets. Would you like to choose the faucet for the bathroom? Let’s discuss the most important points.
Faucet classification is made in accordance with several parameters. Depending on the pipe run in the bathroom the faucets can be of vertical and horizontal mounting.
As to their design, the faucets can be divided into several types:
- Double-valved, which are equipped with two handles or taps, separately for hot and cold water;
- Single-levered, that are equipped with a handle, with the help of which the flow of both kinds of water is regulated;
- Thermostatic, which are capable to manage the desired temperature constantly, until the change of temperature on the new rate;
- Contactless, the switching on of which is done automatically without any manual contact.
These types of faucets are considered to be the most popular ones.
But what kind of the material should we choose for our bathroom taps? Let’s find out the most available ones.
Bathroom taps materials
Choosing faucets, you should pay attention to that fact that the best product is usually made of brass. This material is massive enough, so there is a common knowledge that the high-quality faucet should be heavy.
Nowadays buying brand faucet, you can be sure that its components are environmentally friendly, i.e., the ratio of zinc and copper in the alloy is safe for our health.
Brass taps are not afraid of corrosion, but in order to protect them more the producers prefer to cover their bathroom taps with nickel and chrome. By the way, this process improves their appearance. Chrome is more available, durable and hygienic.
Shower heads, faucets handles, and other accessories are also often made of synthetic materials, for example, ABS-plastic. The premium bathroom taps are sometimes covered with aged bronze, gilding and chrome antique scratches effect.