Types and ways to install taps | Which one I choose?
When we are reforming our home and it is time to choose the taps, we usually think only about aesthetics or design. However, in addition to the variety found in them, there are also different possibilities when installing faucets. Which one is the best?
Types of taps
The variety of models and designs that can be found in the faucet market is increasingly wide. Not only with regard to the form or system they use, but also as regards the materials used or the services they offer.
Currently, the taif considered traditional is one that uses a system of mechanical water activation. That is, one or two handles that open and close the water outlet. Until recently, the flow and hot water could not be regulated, but nowadays, thanks to systems such as EcoNature and ColdOpen of Clever taps, we can easily reduce the jet by up to 50% and prevent hot water from leaving in the central position of the handle. With both we can save a huge amount of water.
With the continuous advances in technology, in addition to installing mechanical faucets, we also have the option of thermostatic faucets. These, instead of a handle, work with a system of self-regulation of temperature and flow. Their main advantage is that they are able to block the passage of water when another tap is opened. In this way we avoid possible burns.
Once we know the types of existing faucets, it’s time to ask ourselves how it is possible to install faucets at home. Next we will know the different options.
How to install faucets in our home
When it comes time to install faucets in our home, we must know that there are different possibilities. Before deciding on a system, pay attention to the installation of the pipes. Unless it is a new work in which we can decide where to place it or a comprehensive reform, we must respect the existing location.
That said, let’s see below the places where it is possible to install faucets in our bathroom and kitchen.
Wall or built-in taps
Although sometimes some distinction can be made between the two terms for the pieces of the faucet, after all it is the same system. This consists of installing faucets embedded in a wall. Thus, the faucet will protrude horizontally from the wall, and the water outlet will be inside the sink, sink, etc.
This type of faucets that drain the flow directly from the wall have regained momentum in recent years. It is a facility that used to be used in the past. We usually find them in those bathrooms and kitchens that look for an attractive and innovative design, but with a vintage touch.
The advantages of installing faucets on the wall are aesthetics and space saving. As we have said, they recall an earlier era, and that is why they are ideal when we want to play with traditional aesthetics and innovation. As for the space, since they come directly from the wall, the wash shelf or the sink is completely clear.
The disadvantage is that we mentioned above, and is that if we want to go from taps d shelf to install faucets on the wall, if we have coating, will have to remove it to install the pipe.
The shelf faucet is the most common and the one that has a simpler installation. Being the most common trend, we can replace one tap for another without any inconvenience. However, if we choose to install shelf faucets, we can choose from a wider variety of models and designs. Thus, we find the single-lever, bimand and electronic faucets. Another advantage of installing shelf faucets, besides the range of options, is the savings in the installation.