A full set of shower includes faucet, shower column, hose, hand shower and shower head, with copper as the main material and heat-resistant electroplating on the outside. There are many types of showers, including simple hand showers, shower columns, and shower screens with multiple water outlets, and their prices range from $50 to $500.
When purchasing, apart from the price, most consumers only value the shape of the shower head, and choose whichever they think looks good. In fact, it is the unassuming faucet under the shower head that requires the most careful selection. “It directly determines the quality and service life of the shower head.” Most of the shower heads can be replaced. Most of the time, the faucet is the main one.
In terms of function, shower faucets are divided into bathtub type and shower type. If the faucet has a water outlet, it is a shower head for bathtubs. Consumers can choose according to the situation. Some faucets have two handles, such as the left hand for hot water and the right hand for cold water. This kind of logo is clear and easy to use, which is more suitable for the elderly or children. The shape of the single handle is relatively good-looking, and the hot and cold water can be adjusted left and right. It is easy to operate, but it needs to be used carefully to avoid burning.
In addition, you have to look at the quality of the faucet. When choosing a faucet, you should first switch on and off the handle several times to see if the handle is delicate and tight. Too loose or too tight is not good. The smoothness of the surface is also one of the highlights. The better the surface treatment, the smoother and brighter it means that the craftsmanship is better, and it can also indirectly reflect its quality. In addition to looking at these, it is also necessary to see whether there are trachoma or cracks in the seams of the faucet. Trachoma is the small holes and cracks that appear on the surface and inside of the copper material during the casting process. If there is trachoma, it will seep water after passing through the water, and in severe cases, it will break. In fact, the valve core of the faucet is the most important part, but it cannot be seen by the naked eye. The data shows that the qualified valve core can be opened and closed 500,000 times, and the defective product cannot reach this strength and is prone to water leakage.
The bathroom ceiling height and your height determine the shower height. Under normal circumstances, the distance between the faucet and the ground is 70-80 cm, the height of the shower column is 1.1 meters, the length of the joint between the faucet and the shower column is 10-20 cm, and the height of the shower head from the ground is 2.1-2.2 meters. size of space. When purchasing a shower head, you need to consider whether the height of the shower column is suitable for the height of the suspended ceiling. Generally speaking, the shower column connected by the turnbuckle cannot be trimmed, and the height of the shower column connected by the gasket can be trimmed. However, if you need to adjust the height, it is best to confirm with the salesperson whether it is feasible to avoid accidents. There are also height-adjustable shower columns on the market, which makes it easy to adjust the height of the shower according to your height.
Shower heads on the market are now divided into metal and silicone. Metal shower heads have various shapes and are beautiful, but silicone shower heads are more convenient to clean, because in the case of mild blockage, you can squeeze or use a needle. Unclog the silicone outlet hole. In addition, if you observe carefully, you can also see that the water outlet of some shower heads is exposed, which is easier to clean.
The size of the water outlet hole and the direction of rotation of the shower head determine whether it is misty water or concentrated water. There is not much difference between the two in essence, and the choice is mainly based on your preference. For the hand shower next to it, most of the round showers can adjust the water output, but the “microphone” shower cannot adjust the water output. Still, if you like to sing with a handheld mic in the shower, you might as well get a “mic” for that.
The variety of showers is really dazzling. So, what kind of shower is the most practical? Usually we can measure it from the following aspects:
Water outlet method
Multiple water outlet methods are no longer the patent of high-end showers, but are gradually popularized to ordinary shower brands. A shower is generally equipped with four water outlet methods, and the following are the most common ones: 1. The most basic shower water flow for bathing; 2. Rainwater type, which continuously discharges water bit by bit; Continue pouring to relax the body; 4. Caress style, continuous and small water flow; 5. Single-strand style, a water column with concentrated water flow. The adjustment method is very simple, you can switch the water at will by pressing the small handle on the shower or directly turning the shower head.
Constant temperature, water saving function
Do you have to readjust the water temperature every time you take a bath? This is too much trouble! Now many shower switches are equipped with thermostats, which can not only adjust the temperature, but also use metal ball valves to help you “memorize” the appropriate temperature. When you choose a water temperature Fix it and the water temperature will be constant for every subsequent bath. It makes it easy for the shower person to control the water temperature and flow, and at the same time, it can also play a role in ensuring the bathing safety of the elderly and children.
The shape of this device is the same as that of an ordinary faucet switch, and it is also equipped with a hot water controller to control the inflow of hot water into the mixing tank, so that hot water can flow out quickly and accurately, which can save water and heat. That is to say, while memorizing the water temperature, while adjusting the water volume, the water can be saved up to 50% without affecting the water output effect.
In traditional showers, the water outlet is usually stored inside, but those big-name designers boldly expose the water outlet, and the texture of the rubber feels hard. According to reports, on the one hand, this design is for more convenient cleaning, which can be scrubbed with hands or cloth. On the other hand, the water holes are highlighted, and the shower water will be more natural. In addition, some showers have a self-cleaning function. When spraying water, the descaling needle will automatically clean the sediment at the water outlet, but the price is more expensive than ordinary showers.
Details of accessories
The shower head directly affects the texture of the water, while the accessories of the shower will affect the comfort of use. Some brands of water pipes and lifting rods are particularly flexible. The hoses are made of steel wires that are resistant to bending, and the joints are also equipped with anti-twisting ball bearings. Even if you dance while taking a bath, the water pipes will not “fight”; Rotate the controller to move vertically or horizontally easily.