From time immemorial, black has been associated in people with nobility and aristocracy. In the modern world, it has also found its application: despite the gloom and mystery, it is often used in interiors, especially in the now popular loft style.
Plumbing manufacturers did not stay away from fashion trends, offering buyers black faucets, the varieties and selection rules of which are recommended to be studied even before the time of purchase.
Black faucets are most often made of stainless steel and brass. The manufacturing process is divided into several stages, characterized by the use of electrolysis. Thanks to complex technical manipulations, the surface of the products is very durable, it does not deteriorate under the influence of mechanical and other negative factors (for example, aggressive chemicals).
Ceramics, chrome, high-strength plastic are also used to create black taps. Depending on the main material of manufacture, the mixers may have a glossy, matte or moire surface.
Such products are not cheap, because in the process of their production:
- special conditions are created for the performance of work;
- special equipment is used;
- Only high-quality materials and equipment are used.
The modern sphere of production of sanitary products impresses with an abundance of goods of different colors, shapes and other characteristics. Faucets are no exception, as they are divided into several subspecies.
- Two-valve. On each side of the mixer there are handles for supplying cold and hot water (there are a variety of configurations). This type is the most common, it is familiar to almost every person. The principle of operation is quite simple: in order for water to flow at the required temperature, you need to rotate the valves alternately.
- Single lever To feed or stop the flow of water, you must raise or lower the lever. The pressure force of the jet is set due to the height of the lever. When you turn the lever left or right, the temperature of the fluid supplied changes.
- Sensory. A stream of water is poured out automatically as soon as a hand or object to be washed is brought to the tap. This is due to the fact that the sensor has a built-in sensor type, and if something falls into the zone of its operation, the water supply begins.
- With a thermostat. Such devices are convenient in that the temperature of the water in their body is automatically adjusted.
Faucets with a nozzle for a filter or extension for a shower are also popular. The latter type is chosen because with the help of such products you can rinse any object, in any volume and from all sides.
How to choose
The main task of any mixer is to mix cold and hot water to obtain the desired temperature. Also, this device controls the pressure of the liquid stream. There are no difficulties in the design of the device, but before you buy it, you should still take into account certain nuances.
The external features of sanitary products, especially faucets in black, play an important role. The product should harmoniously fit into the overall interior of the room, whether it be a retro style or any other. It is necessary to pay attention to the height of the crane. A tall faucet implies a height of 240 mm and above, so you should know in advance whether it will fit if a cupboard or any other furniture is installed above the sink.
Important aspects are the life of the mixer and its functionality. If the device will be under constant loads, it is better to immediately purchase a more expensive, but at the same time more reliable product.
The design is also of great importance: the chosen model should be comfortable. Buyers are required to know that cranes are precast and cast. In the first embodiment, the mixer housing is represented by a single piece of metal, in the second case it consists of several parts interconnected. According to consumer reviews, the first option is more practical, since the complete absence of seams negates the likelihood of leakage, which means that the crane will last much longer.
Also, experts recommend, in order to avoid buying low-quality goods, ask the sellers for a quality certificate, and also not be too lazy to find out on the manufacturer’s website whether he really releases the selected model.
How to care
In order for the black mixer to always please its owners not only with good work, but also with an impeccable appearance, you need to properly care for it. You can use certain cleaning agents, but do not forget that not all cleaning compositions are suitable for cleaning mixers. For example, abrasive cleaners can leave a mark on gloss, and a matte mixer should not be rubbed with coarse powders. You should always read the label of the cleaning agent, getting acquainted with the information about what surfaces it is intended for.
Cleaning the built-in faucet in the bathroom or sink in the kitchen is equally simple. You can perform this work not only with purchased means, but also with improvised products that are likely to be found in the refrigerator of every housewife. For example, you can wipe a faucet with a solution of table vinegar, and then rinse with running water. The surface of the mixer will shine and delight the eye. It should be noted that some modern fashionable coatings that are used in the production of mixers do not need any cleaning at all.
Do not rub the faucets with a metal brush or sponge with a rigid base - such a tool can greatly spoil the appearance of the product.
In the interior
The appearance of the mixers is just as important as their functional features. Faucets should be suitable for their design sink, ideally, the sink and faucet should be made of the same material, meet the same style. For example, for a room decorated in the Baroque style or classicism, “old” black taps with massive valves are suitable. Handles for water supply can be located on both sides of the mixer or be remote, for example, be on a stand.
If the black faucet is installed in the kitchen, its massive complement will be a massive marble countertop. It combines well with metallic black and gold. Such a duet will be a wonderful decoration in the Art Nouveau room. Marble and granite are materials that look perfect in the kitchen, they are also appropriate in the bathroom, especially granite tiles with a gold edging and a black mixer built into the sink.
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