Our bathrooms are more than just a place of ablution for us; it is our little personal space. For some, it is a perfect zone to unwind and destress; for some, it is where they do quite a bit of their early morning planning and late-night thinking. Therefore, it is all the more essential to deck up your bathroom with the right accessories, bathware, and sanitaryware to reflect your unmatched sense of style.
Whether you are planning a small bathroom remodelling during the festival or a complete bathroom revamp- the kind of faucets you choose can make or break your bathroom decor. Here is a list of a few faucet styles from Essco by Jaquar Group that you can pick for your bathroom!
Basic Tap or Pillar Tap: Basic taps or pillar taps are the most common taps used in Indian households. In modern bathrooms, such taps are one of the most popular styles for basins. These taps have a single tap hole and a spout that dispenses both hot and cold water. A single lever usually controls the flow and temperature.
Basin Mixer: It is one of the most preferred faucets for a modern bathroom. It is a type of tap that combines hot and cold water into a single spout. One can quickly achieve the required water flow and temperature with a single or twin lever.
Basin Mixers are further categorized based on lever type and cartridge.
SINGLE LEVER BASIN MIXERS
These faucets have only one tap hole and a single spout that dispenses both hot and cold water. With their minimal look, these single-lever basin mixers are widely used in modern bathrooms. These basin mixers are a good fit for every basin. However, one has to choose the design and shape that complements the space.
Single-lever faucets are more convenient to use and help in saving water. Without any effort, one can turn on and turn off the tap and even regulate the water temperature.
DOUBLE LEVER MIXERS
These faucets have two separate taps and one spout – one for hot water and the other one for cold water. Designed to give a contemporary look to your bathroom, these faucets offer smooth functionality as well. Regulating temperature is easy; one can get the desired water temperature by turning on both taps simultaneously.
The double lever mixers are further classified based on their cartridges – single-lever, quarter turn, half turn, and full turn. Cartridges play an essential role in terms of the functionality of the taps. Nowadays, faucets come with ceramic cartridges, which make the faucets more durable, smooth, and efficient.
Quarter Turn Cartridge
Turning a traditional washer tap to full pressure takes at least two and a half turns, whereas the ceramic discs used in quarter-turn taps only require a 90-degree rotation. Due to the reduced friction, these taps are ideal for children and older adults with arthritis and a weak grip. The ceramic discs also impart more durability than washers.
Half Turn Cartridge
The half-turn cartridge mechanism allows you to turn on or off the tap in less than half a turn. Ceramic disc tapware replaces the valve with ceramic discs that slide over one another (think of the twist-caps on salt and spice dispensers). The ceramic discs entirely cover the tap seat while the tap is off; when the tap is on, the discs glide to cover each other, leaving an aperture through which the water can flow.
Create a spa-like experience at home or create a waterfall effect with these half-turn cartridge faucets made using solid brass with a sleek chrome finish.
Full Turn Cartridge
Like traditional taps with washers, a full turn cartridge requires at least two and a half turns to reach the full pressure.
FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE AESTHETICS OF FAUCETS
Shape & Size: Faucet size & shape is the most important factor when choosing the right faucet for your space.
Finish: Faucet finish is the next thing you should consider when planning your bathroom décor. There are multiple finish types available in the market. Choose the one that complements the overall look and feel of your space. Chrome is the most popular finish for bathroom taps these days, and chrome-plated faucets or CP fitting faucets by Essco are a great choice. These faucets are corrosion and scratch-resistant and come with a gleaming and reflective surface that is easy to clean and beautiful.
Aerator: It is always better to shop for faucets that have aerator flow. The aerator reduces the volume of water coming out of the tap, reducing the sprinkling. This occurs because of the mixing of air and water, and hence the small streams are formed in the main water system. Moreover, the aerator also saves a substantial amount of water without compromising the flow.
Essco faucets like Swan Neck Top come with an option to attach an aerator giving the water a bubbly flow for a soothing experience every time you wash your hands.
Make your faucet shopping easy with Essco. Essco Bathware provides the best quality branded faucets in India. Choose from the wide range of chrome-plated faucets in single-lever, quarter turn, and full turn. Essco faucets also come with an integrated honeycomb structured aerator that makes the stream fuller and smoother. Standing true to its name and trusted service, Essco faucets are quality-checked and undergo rigorous spectrophotometry, salt spray, hydro leak, air leak, and other tests.
This Ganesh Chaturthi, give your bathroom the trust and quality of Essco.