Shower, as one of the necessary shower devices in the bathroom, its material is directly related to the service life of the shower. So what are the materials of the shower? Which material is better? For owners who are about to renovate, which is more suitable for them?
At present, the shower materials on the market generally include plastic showers, alloy showers, stainless steel showers and copper showers. Compared with the first two, copper and stainless steel showers are of better quality, and of course, the price is relatively high.
Plastic material shower, because the water outlet hole is made of silicone, used for a long time, scale is easy to block the water hole, have to squeeze out the water hole by hand, clean up the scale blocked in the hole. Now the plastic performance is good, the strength and heat resistance are also good. Showers of this type of material are more affordable and cost-effective, but they are prone to water leakage and other problems over time.
Made of stainless steel
Because the trend of stainless steel production showers has only begun for a short time, the number of stainless steel showers on the market is still rare. Compared with copper showers, stainless steel showers do not contain lead, and are resistant to acid, alkali, corrosion, harmful substances, and no pollution of tap water. After many years of use, the stainless steel material still has good gloss and long service life. However, because stainless steel hardness, toughness, casting and cutting processing are much more difficult than copper, which also increases the cost of research and development, so the high-end showers on the market are still dominated by copper showers.
The main material of alloy shower is aluminum alloy, aluminum magnesium alloy, the advantage of this kind of material is not afraid of wear, light and durable, but over time is likely to be black, so the number of showers of this material is getting smaller and smaller.
Copper chrome plated
Copper showers on the market are generally chrome-plated on the surface and look good on the outside. Copper contains lead, so be sure to choose a copper shower with good chrome plating quality when purchasing. The plating is too thin, it can easily fall off, eventually revealing patina, and the owner has to replace the shower again.
Various materials have their advantages and disadvantages, if you have a limited budget, choose affordable plastic materials. But in the long run, the editor still recommends that owners choose stainless steel or high-quality copper showers.
A classic shower you didn’t know
: Hansgrohe Rainwater E100 air-injected 3-speed hand shower
: 499 yuan
:100mm (shower tray)
Hansgrohe showers mix the incoming water with air, three liters of air with one liter of water, which greatly saves precious water resources, as well as electricity and gas bills. The shower is available in three outlet modes, RainAir Shower, Whirl Massage and Mix Air Balance. If you want to enjoy the feeling of rain, you can adjust to the RainAir air shower type, which gives you a soft and rainy feeling in summer. For a massage, you can adjust to the Whirl Vortex Massage, which touches the tension and fatigue of the neck and shoulders and uses the water flow to massage sore muscles and joints. The Mix air balance type is a combination of the two, and the owner can freely choose the water outlet mode.
: Rain shower column
: Hand shower
: Wall-mounted mixing faucet for single-handle shower and bathtub
TOTO’s shower is a three-function outlet shower, an 8-inch round large overhead shower with a wide water outlet. The easy-to-clean silicone outlet hand shower and 1.5m stainless steel explosion-proof hose make the whole shower more comfortable and safe.
: Three showers
Dongpeng’s shower is an aerodynamic massage shower, the top spray adopts bubble massage water technology, 3L of water plus 1L of air, so that the water becomes softer and lighter, while generating negative ions and rich bubbles, saving water while enjoying the joy of showering. There are three modes of water out, including shower water, shower water and sparkling water and massage water, which are convenient for owners to choose.
: Collezie double rain shower column
Kohler’s shower is a double rain shower column, the top spray can inhale more than 2L of air per minute, so that the air and water are fully mixed, making the shower both rhythmic, rich and layered, as if in a forest full of negative ions. The handheld shower can change the water outlet mode to meet the owner’s requirements for different water flows, and there is also an adjustable lifting bath column, the owner can adjust the height at will, change the handheld angle, and make the shower more humane.
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