What are The Main Materials of Kitchen and Bathroom Faucets
1. Full copper faucet
Pure copper faucets are made of copper with a chrome-plated surface, which is glossy and resistant to wear and corrosion. Mainly rely on their own copper content and process to distinguish the quality. Plumbing professional use of copper is basically 59 copper, this number represents the copper content that copper content to high density is relatively high, the weight is also heavier, said weight so is one of the standards to identify the bibcock grade.
In addition to copper, there are other metals, if the lead content is too high, it will also cause harm to human health. The lead content of many faucets on the market today is generally 3%-5%. In response to this situation, some manufacturers have developed low lead faucets, which can contain less than 0.3% lead. In view of the general consumer is difficult to judge the amount of lead, and the international piping products have strict regulations on lead content, in order to your health, it is best to choose through the relevant certification of the faucet. (Tip: Open the faucet for half a minute every morning to drain the water to avoid excessive lead levels).
2. Alloy taps
Alloy faucets are much cheaper compared to complete copper faucets, and these are easier to mass produce. A large number of them use zinc alloy, which is harmful to the human body and very undurable for water bottles. Currently zinc alloy can be used to make the handle of the faucet, as well as some Weiyu hardware pendant. Because the zinc alloy plating craft is very mature, and some manufacturers are able to deliberately raise the weight of the zinc alloy faucet, through weight, the appearance is very hard, so its and complete copper faucet to distinguish. For the sake of your health, we recommend buying faucets that have passed the relevant certification and evaluation agencies.
3. Ceramic faucets
A ceramic faucet is just defined as a faucet made of ceramic. Compared with other faucets, ceramic faucets have the advantage of not rusting, oxidizing and not wearing out easily. The appearance of the ceramic faucet is beautiful, because the shell is also a ceramic product, but also can match with the photo of WeiYu products, adding ceramic taste of art, set off the WeiYu given by the high-grade temperament.
4. Stainless steel faucet
Stainless steel faucet does not contain lead, and acid, alkali, corrosion resistance, will not release harmful substances, will not pollute the water. It is understood that the current 304 above the surface of the stainless steel faucet does not need electroplating, the surface only need to polishing can show the natural color of stainless steel, and can maintain the silver-white luster, never rust, stainless steel hardness, toughness than copper products 2 times higher. However, the hardness, toughness, casting and cutting of stainless steel than copper is much more difficult, high cost.
The above four materials are currently more faucets on the market, a variety of materials have their own advantages and disadvantages, choose to use in the right circumstances to play the greatest use.