A good mixer should be easy to use and durable.
It is equally important to choose a plumbing system so that it harmoniously fits into the interior of a bathroom or kitchen.
Types of mixers
There are two main types of mixers -Mixer with two separate faucets for hot and cold water and a mixer with one lever, turning it to the left or right, you adjust the water temperature. Both types of mixers are good in their own way, and the choice should be made based on their own preferences. In general, we can say that a two-faucet mixer is more convenient to regulate water, but a one-lever is more economical in terms of water consumption.
The design of modern faucets is based onThe use of ceramic crane-boxes, these devices favorably differ from the worm valves that were used before. Quality crane-axleboxes have been around for 25 years, but they are easily damaged by small debris that can be contained in water.
Single-lever mixers can have in theirDevice special cartridge that can operate in two modes - in normal mode, with maximum water consumption, and in an economical mode, when the water flow can not exceed a certain value.
There are thermostat-type mixers - these are expensive devices in which the regulation of the water temperature occurs automatically.
The best quality brass faucets, thisThe material perfectly copes with the long-term action of water. In cheap mixers, other materials can be used that are corroded in a short time.
A brass mixer can be coated with a specialCoating, giving it an aesthetic appearance. The most common chromium-nickel coating - it has the usual mirror silvery mixers, for some bathrooms, bronze or copper coatings are suitable.
Height and function of the mixer
The height of the mixer should be selected taking into account the depth of the shell - the deeper the shell, the higher the device should be.
For the washstand you can choose the most simpleMixer with non-rotating spout. For a bath, a rotary mixer with a long spout is usually selected. In the bathroom, a flush-mounted mixer is often installed.
If you want your mixer to work for a long time, do not be stingy and buy European-made devices.
For kitchen faucets, the possibility is very importantTurning spout, this is especially important for kitchens with two sinks. In the kitchen, it is better to choose a high mixer - wash dishes and draw water into the pan or the kettle will be much more convenient.