Good mixing should be easy to use and is durable.
It is equally important to choose sanitary device so that it blends harmoniously with the interior of a bathroom or kitchen.
Types of mixers
There are two basic types of mixer -mixer with two separate taps for hot and cold water faucet with a single lever, which is turning left or right, you adjust the water temperature. Both types of mixers in their own good, and the selection should be done based on your own preferences. In general it can be said that it is more convenient to adjust mixer dvuhkranovym water but lever economical in terms of water consumption.
The design is based on modern mixersusing ceramic head parts, the device compares favorably to the chervyanyh cranes that were used before. Qualitative head parts are about 25 years old, but they are easily damaged by debris, which may be contained in the water.
Single-lever faucets may have in hisSpecial cartridge device, which can operate in two modes - in normal mode, with a maximum water flow rate, and in Eco mode, when water flow can not exceed a certain figure.
There thermostat mixers type - are expensive apparatuses in which the water temperature control occurs automatically.
Most quality faucets made of brass, thematerial copes with prolonged exposure to water. The cheap mixers may be used other materials, which are subjected to short term corrosion.
Brass mixer can be coated with a specialcoated, giving it an aesthetic appearance. The most common Nickel-chrome plating - it has the familiar mirrored silver taps, bronze or copper coating suitable for some bathrooms.
Height and functional orientation mixer
The height of the mixer should be chosen taking into account the depth of the sink - the deeper the shell, the higher should be the device.
To sink you can choose the easiestmixer with non-rotatable spout. For baths is usually chosen rotary mixer with long spout. The bathroom is often installed flush-mounted mixer.
If you want your mixer worked for a long time, do not skimp and buy the device in Europe.
For the kitchen faucet is very important opportunityturn the spout, it is especially important for the kitchen with two sinks. In the kitchen is better to choose a high mixer - washing dishes and draw water into the pan or kettle will be much more convenient.