Since the development of modern faucets, with the development of economy and science, there have been cast iron, all-plastic, all-copper, alloy, ceramic, stainless steel and other materials as the main body of the various faucets. Among them, cast iron faucet has been gradually eliminated, all-plastic faucet more for special areas. Nowadays, the most commonly used faucets in families are mainly copper, alloy, ceramic and stainless steel faucets. Alloy faucet because of the health hazards, has been more and more ignored by people. Although ceramic and stainless steel faucets have their own advantages, they are generally expensive and difficult to process. The all-copper faucet with its excellent performance-price ratio occupies the dominant position of the faucet material market.
1, All copper faucet
Pure copper faucets are made of all copper, with a chrome-plated surface, high luster, wear and corrosion resistance. Its quality is mainly distinguished by its own copper content and technology. The main copper used in the plumbing industry is 59 copper. This number represents the content of copper. The higher the copper content, the higher the density and the heavier the composition. Therefore, the weight is one of the standards to distinguish the grade of faucet.
2, Alloy faucet
Alloy faucets are much less expensive than all-copper faucets, and these are easier to mass produce. Among them, zinc alloy is used in large quantities. Zinc alloy faucets are harmful to the human body and are not durable. At present, zinc alloy can be used as the handle of the faucet and some bathroom hardware pendants. Because the zinc alloy plating process has been very mature, and some manufacturers will deliberately increase the weight of the zinc alloy faucet, from the weight and appearance is difficult to distinguish with the copper faucet.
3, Ceramic faucet
Ceramic faucets, as the name suggests, are faucets made of ceramic. Compared with other faucets, ceramic faucets have the advantages of not rusting, not oxidizing and not wearing out easily. Ceramic faucets have a beautiful appearance. Because the shell is also a ceramic product, so it can be more with the bathroom products, increase the artistic sense of ceramic products, set off the high-end quality of the bathroom.
4, Stainless steel faucet
Stainless steel faucet does not contain lead, and acid, alkali, non-corrosive, does not release harmful substances, and does not pollute the tap water supply. It is understood that more than 304 stainless steel faucet surface does not need electroplating, the surface only need to polish to reveal the natural color, and can continue to maintain the silver-white luster, never rust. Stainless steel hardness and toughness is higher than the copper more than 2 times. However, stainless steel in the hardness, toughness, solid solution casting and cutting and other aspects of the difficulty and cost are much higher than copper.
Currently, the number of materials and types of faucets available in the market is increasing. When we buy these taps, we must make sure that we choose taps produced and distributed by regular manufacturers. Consider them comprehensively in terms of material, function, shape and many other aspects.