What to look for when purchasing a new sink tap?

Waarop letten bij het aanschaffen van een nieuwe wastafelkraan?

A sink tap is an essential part of any bathroom, but when choosing a new tap there are several factors to consider. Whether you're looking for a modern design, improved functionality or simply a replacement for a worn-out faucet, here are some key points to keep in mind when purchasing a new sink faucet.

1. Type and design

One of the first things you should look at when choosing a new sink faucet is the style and design. Consider whether you want a tap that matches the overall design of your bathroom, such as: modern, classic, industrial or minimalist. Also look at the finish options, such as chrome, brushed gold, nickel or matte black, and choose a finish that matches the other elements in your bathroom. You can opt for a raised version, but also a built-in or surface-mounted version. View EcoRain's wide range of taps to find your favorite.

2. Type of operation

Basin faucets come in a variety of operating styles, including single lever, double lever, cross handle and sensor-activated. Think about which operating style best suits your preferences and needs. A single lever is the most popular and can be useful for easy temperature control, while a sensor-activated faucet can be more hygienic and save water by automatically turning off when not in use.

3. Option for easy installation

Check the mounting options of the sink faucet to ensure it is compatible with your sink or vanity top. Some faucets come with one hole for easy installation, while other faucets require multiple mounting holes. Also measure the distance between the mounting holes to ensure that the new faucet fits the existing installation. Ideally, you want a tap with a single ring connection. You can easily clamp this between the table top, so installation can take place quite quickly. At EcoRain, all washbasin taps are equipped with this simple installation function.

4. Water saving functions for cost savings

When choosing a new sink faucet, also consider its water-saving features. Faucets with built-in aerators reduce water consumption by adding air to the water jet, which maintains pressure while using less water. In addition, taps with a thermostatic mixer can help save water and energy by accurately controlling the water temperature and avoiding unnecessary hot water. This can save up to 30% on water and gas costs. A smart investment to make if you are looking for a new tap.

5. Quality is priority for long life

Finally, it is important to invest in a good quality sink tap that will last a long time. Choose a faucet from a reputable brand and check whether it is made from durable materials such as solid brass or stainless steel. Also check the warranty terms to make sure you're covered in the event of any defects or problems with the faucet. To keep a tap leak-free, we recommend choosing a tap with ceramic discs. This ensures a good seal. EcoRain washbasin taps meet all these requirements.

Final conclusion:

Invest in a high-quality sink faucet that will last a long time. Look for faucets made from durable materials such as brass, ceramic discs and stainless steel, which resist corrosion and wear. A reliable faucet like those from EcoRain can provide long-lasting performance and water-saving features, which is good for the environment as well as your wallet.

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