How to Choose a Faucet for your Home

There are many types of faucets in the market, you could know more about the faucet from here.

In terms of type, there are bathroom faucet, kitchen faucet, bar faucet, shower faucet, bidet faucet, rv faucet, kitchen accessories, toilet attachment, etc.

In terms of material, it has brass, stainless steel, zinc, plastic, aluminium alloy, etc.

The best faucet is made of brass and of course the most expensive, the cheapest is plastic and of course the easiest damage.

In today's market, the vast majority of manufacturers use brass or SUS 304 stainless steel to produce the faucet body, both of this two materials have their advantages and disadvantages. Let's explain and how to choose them.

Brass Faucet

Advantages: Brass has high flexibility and strong performance, then it can produce rich categories and novel shapes products, the chemical property of copper is more stable, acid and alkali resistance, wear resistance is strong, high-quality brass have certain bactericidal effect.

Disadvantages: Brass bibcock is in casting process, it is add metal elements, such as lead, it can transform the performance of casting process, but it is harmful to human body. Lead has a great impact on children's growth and intellectual development. The so-called lead-free brass is not really lead free, just after washing the lead process, the lead content is lower than that of ordinary copper. But in todays' market, most manufacturer use low lead brass to producing the faucet, so in fact, brass faucet is a good choice.

Stainless Steel Faucet:

Advantages: Stainless steel is internationally recognized as a healthy material that can be implanted into the human body in medicine, and is widely used in medical and kitchen products, free of lead and other harmful elements, to ensure the safety of drinking water. Stainless steel has good corrosion resistance, heat resistance, wear resistance, etc. Even if the faucet is kept in a humid environment for a long time, it does not breed bacteria and requires little special maintenance and handling during use, making it very convenient.

Disadvantages: Stainless steel hardness and toughness is brass 3 times above, so casting process is complex, technical difficulty is high, and then the stainless steel faucet design is single, even if it has a nice design, the price much higher than other materials, but in the market, some manufacturers use 201 stainless steel as 304 stainless steel, 201 stainless steel corrosion resistance is very poor, damage your home, so be sure to identify when buying.

For those points, do you know how to choose the faucet for your family?