Durability and appearance of the plumbing is primarily determined by the properties of products. Consider the basic plumbing equipment from this point of view. 1. Bath. Total sales in the lead-iron bath.
They enamel applied in several layers, so that its thickness is 2-3 times greater than that of coating the steel bath. However, this is not a virtue: the thicker protective layer, the less impact resistance. Quality Steel Bath determine the mass – if it does not weigh over 20 kg, then, is made of thin steel and will deform. Quality products have a mass of 30-50 kg. Material from which made acrylic bathtubs, in fact, is one variety of plastics. So, it is also easy to scratch, like most plastic items. The newest material for the manufacture of baths – the quarks.
On the reliability of his evidence that many manufacturers use it to produce luxury bathrooms with premium. Also recently become more popular bath of artificial stone (Corian) and injection of marble. 2. Mixer. Today, the most extended chrome coating mixers, which are produced by electroplating. Service life and property of coverage is determined by its quality and technology of its application. For example, multi-layer coating grohe faucets from the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings has a thickness of only a fraction of a micron, but it is characterized by extreme hardness and stability, as well as the dazzling brilliance. A this is achieved by applying proprietary technology grohe StarLight : first product electroplate layers of copper and nickel, to produce a perfectly smooth and nonporous surface that is then applied a layer of chromium thickness is 500 times smaller than a human hair. Thus obtained coverage not only durable, but also resistant to the appearance of lime and has a soil-repellent properties. 3. Washbasin, bidet and toilet. The most common material is ceramic: earthenware and porcelain. Earthenware is porous, so that its surface is characterized by high water absorption, because of what may become rough and start to collect dirt, covered with cracks. Porcelain water practically does not absorb. However, any ceramics – a relatively fragile material. Recently, more and more in vogue glass washbasins. Glass unusually resistant to any material, easy to clean and almost no scratches. In addition, when a large thickness, it is much stronger than ceramic. Finally, there are sinks, toilets and bidets from composite materials: acrylic with mineral additives and artificial stone. But their properties we have discussed above.