The bathroom is an indispensable part of our interior decoration because we need to wash in the bathroom. If we want to wash, we need water. If we want to have water in the bathroom, we need to install a bathroom tap.
What kind of bathroom tap is best to use? When buying a bathroom tap, the quality, price, economy, and durability of the product are the main factors to be considered. You must also have a deeper understanding of its appearance and structure. The selection and purchase process is actually a learning process.
The bathroom tap is a switch used to control the flow of water, which has the effect of saving water. The development of taps is very fast, from the old cast iron taps to the electroplating rotary taps, and then to the stainless steel single temperature single control tap, the stainless steel double temperature double control tap, and the kitchen semi-automatic tap. Nowadays, more and more consumers buy taps, they will comprehensively consider the material, function, shape, and other aspects.
1: Take a closer look before buying
In order to prevent the tap from being oxidized, the surface of the tap will be plated with a layer of nickel or chromium after being polished. Nickel and chromium can resist neutral hydrochloric acid, so it can protect the tap from abrasion for a long time.
So when we buy a tap, we can take the tap to a well-lit place to see if there are any oxidized spots, pores, and traces of plating leakage and burning on the surface of the tap; we also need to press the tap with fingers to see if the fingerprints on the tap are quickly dispersed, and whether there are traces, and whether they are easily stained by dirt.
2: Weigh before buying
The main parts of the tap are generally made of brass. The purity of brass has a great influence on the quality of electroplating. Generally speaking, the higher the purity of brass, the better the electroplating quality, and the less likely the surface of the tap is to be corroded. Some manufacturers will use alloy materials instead of brass to reduce costs. Although the use of alloys to replace brass is allowed, the quality of the plating of alloy materials is not good, causing the tap to be easily corroded. Therefore, we can identify the tap by weighing the weight when purchasing. Brass is heavier and harder.
3: Knock before buying
The sound of tapping brass is relatively low. If the tapping sound of the tap is relatively crisp, it can generally be determined that the tap is not made of brass, but is made of stainless steel or alloy materials.
4: Turn the handle before buying
The valve core is the key to the faucet. If the process of the valve core is good, the valve core can feel light and free of the block when it rotates. We can feel whether the valve core is light and free of the block by turning the handle up, down, left, and right.