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When decorating the kitchen, we first thought of the design and layout, followed by the selection of countertops, sinks, and gas stoves one by one. In fact, the functionality, ease of use, and design of kitchen taps are also one of the kitchen items that people care about.
Types and characteristics of kitchen taps
Kitchen taps have double-handle mixer taps and single-handle mixer taps.
Single-handle mixer taps
The hot and cold water discharge and water stop are operated by a handle, which can adjust the water volume and water temperature. It is widely used in the kitchen because it can be operated with one hand and is easy to use. There are many prices and changes in design, and most of the whole kitchens also adopt the standard of single-handle mixer taps.
Double-handle mixer taps
The water volume and temperature can be adjusted by the two handles of hot and cold water.
In order to meet various needs, most of the kitchen taps can now rotate the tap body left and right, and the faucet of the pull-out faucet can be drawn out, which is convenient for cleaning to all corners of the sink. The disadvantage is that one hand must be free to hold the faucet when pulling out the faucet.
How to choose a tap
1. Look for the brand and find the brand with after-sales service
Consumers should go to a regular store to find a well-known brand when buying a tap so that they can get a more perfect after-sales guarantee. Informal products often have no marks or only some paper labels. There should also be a brand logo, quality assurance, and after-sales service in the regular faucet packing box.
2. How to choose a tap: valve core
The quality of the valve core affects the water-saving effect of the tap. At present, there are two main types of valve cores for taps on the market: ceramic valve cores and steel ball valve cores. It is recommended that you buy ceramic valve cores. It is not only heat-resistant and wear-resistant but also has a longer service life, which can better prevent dripping and leakage. The performance of the steel ball valve core is also good in all aspects, but compared with the ceramic valve core, the use time is shorter and it is easy to cause dripping.
3. How to choose a tap: bubble former
A good bubble former can ensure that the water does not splash, make the water flow soft and comfortable, and effectively save water. Before purchasing a tap, it is best to let the merchant do a water test to personally experience the comfort and flushing power of the water flow. The more bubbles in the water stream, the better the quality of the bubble former, and the better the water-saving effect.
4. Observe the appearance: the surface of the tap is as bright as a mirror
After the tap is polished and formed, in order to prevent the faucet from being oxidized, a layer of nickel or chromium will be plated on its surface. Nickel or chromium has the function of resisting neutral hydrochloric acid and protects the faucet from corrosion for a long time. When purchasing, it is best to place the tap in a well-lit place for observation. The surface of the tap has no oxidation spots, no pores, no skip plating, no bubbles, and no burn marks, and a good product is a product with a uniform color and no burrs and sand. After pressing the faucet with a finger, the fingerprints spread out quickly and there is no trace, and it is not easy to adhere to dirt.
Choose a faucet suitable for your own home. It is convenient for us to use, and can reduce the water bill in our home. The size of the tap and its type has a great influence on our body. If the tap is not well chosen, the water quality will be affected and our body will be unhealthy. Therefore, I share with you the tap purchasing skills, I hope everyone can learn to choose a tap suitable for your own home.