Since the development of modern faucets, with the development of economy and science, there have been various faucets with cast iron, all plastic, all copper, alloys, ceramics, stainless steel and other materials as the main body. Among them, cast iron faucets have been gradually eliminated, and all-plastic faucets are mostly used in special fields. Now the most commonly used faucets in households are mainly copper, alloy, ceramic, and stainless steel faucets. Alloy faucets have become more and more out of sight because of their harmful effects on health. Although ceramic and stainless steel faucets have their own advantages, they are generally expensive and difficult to process, so the types and quantities of products are relatively small. The all-copper faucet occupies the dominant position of the faucet material market with its excellent cost performance.
1.All copper faucet
Pure copper faucet is made of full copper, chrome-plated on the surface, high gloss, high abrasion and corrosion resistance. The quality is mainly distinguished by its own copper content and technology. The copper used in the plumbing industry is mainly 59 copper. The number represents the copper content. The higher the copper content, the higher the density and the heavier the component. Therefore, weight is one of the criteria for distinguishing the grade of faucets.
The price of alloy faucets is much lower than that of all copper faucets, and this type of faucet is easier to produce on a large scale. Among them, a large amount of zinc alloy is used. The zinc alloy faucet is harmful to the human body and is not durable. At present, zinc alloy can be used as the handle of faucet and some bathroom hardware pendants. Because the zinc alloy plating process is very mature, and some manufacturers will deliberately increase the weight of the zinc alloy faucet, it is difficult to distinguish it from the copper faucet by weight and appearance.
Ceramic faucet, as its name implies, is a faucet made of ceramics. Compared with other faucets, ceramic faucets have the advantages of not rusting, non-oxidizing, and not easy to wear. The ceramic faucet has a beautiful and elegant appearance. Because the shell is also a ceramic product, it can be more compatible with bathroom products, adding an artistic sense of ceramic products to set off the high-end temperament of the bathroom.
4.Stainless steel faucet
The stainless steel faucet does not contain lead, and is acid-resistant, alkali-resistant, non-corrosive, does not release harmful substances, and does not pollute the tap water source. It is understood that the current surface of stainless steel faucets above 304 does not require electroplating, and its surface only needs to be polished to reveal its true color, and it can continuously maintain silvery white gloss and never rust. The hardness and toughness of stainless steel are higher than those of copper 2 times more. However, stainless steel is much more difficult and expensive than copper in terms of hardness, toughness, solution casting and cutting.
At present, the materials and types of faucets on the market are constantly increasing. When we buy these faucets, we must pay attention to choosing faucets produced and distributed by regular manufacturers. Consider comprehensively from many aspects such as materials, functions, and shapes.