Czech bathroom faucets: features and benefits
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The Czech Republic is a country of the European Union, which has strict product quality standards. However, many manufacturers set low prices. This allows them to compete with countries such as Germany in quality and with Turkey and China in pricing, giving buyers a favorable ratio. Today, Czech mixers are among the best and most sought-after in the market.
Faucets from the Czech Republic - the perfect purchase for any bathroom or kitchen. Due to the versatility of the manufacturer, you can purchase faucets for almost any style of interior. Each product is distinguished by its quality and versatility. The main material for production is metal and brass, therefore absolutely all Czech models are heavy.
The following types are among the mixers from this country:
- single lever;
Which type to choose depends only on your preferences, habits and goals. However, single-lever conquers are becoming increasingly popular, since they are easier to open and close with wet or soapy hands than to screw and unscrew the knobs of a mixer. At the moment, different versions of this sanitary device are represented by several brands: Esko, Zorg, Jika, Lemark, Garcia.
RAF faucets manufactured under the Esko brand have a double design - similar structures can be installed, for example, on a bathtub and a sink, thereby preserving the integrity of the design in the bathroom. However, they are relatively inexpensive, and the model range offers different options for functional content.
So, for example, there are models:
- with various spouts of the crane - it is easy to choose the right shape and length;
- with or without shower head;
- with flexible or rigid pipe;
- with or without thermostat.
A faucet with a thermostat is useful in the bathroom, as it allows you to keep the required water temperature. Especially useful will be its presence in the so-called sets - sets of mixer and shower head, made in the same color and style.
A distinctive feature of kitchen faucets, due to the convenience of cooking and washing dishes - a larger size and a smooth bend. The optimal version of such a mixer - with the ability to rotate the spout spout up to 180 degrees. In the sink, which is installed on the wall, such a big turn is not needed and 100-130 degrees is enough. However, modern design often implies the location of the kitchen table and the sink in the middle of the room, and in this case, turning the mixer can give additional convenience during operation.
Non-standard option - plastic mixers. They are not as durable and resistant to external influences as metal with a chrome-plated coating, but their cost is significantly lower.
Zorg is the most popular Czech mixer manufacturer. The quality standards here were originally borrowed from scrupulous Germans, and all other manufacturers are now forced to rely on them.
The company boasts a large selection of products in various colors and styles. These are not only classic silver products with rounded edges, but also, for example, semi-antique versions that are well suited for vintage interiors and decorated with ceramic handles. Among the models of the brand you can find mixers in the Oriental style, art deco or hi-tech. Extensive color range includes metallic and matte shades that look good with shells "under the stone." A number of models are decorated with carvings and made in the form of fancy shapes - for example, the model Antic A5006U looks like a small hookah.
Jika brand brass faucets are of high quality and contain a large percentage of copper, as well as an electroplated coating of an alloy of nickel and chromium. This significantly increases the service life of the unit, as it is well protected from physical deformation and corrosive processes on the surface. Thus, mixers can last longer than their counterparts, while maintaining a smooth, mirror coating without damage.
At the same time, the mixers of this company are significantly cheaper than many others - the price varies from 1800 to 8000 r. More expensive models are equipped with high-quality polymer aerators Perlator and Neoperl, which regulate the flow of water and serves it evenly.
The Czech brand Lemark belongs to approximately the same price category as Jika, but it also has a wider range of bathroom faucets. Laconic universal design is created taking into account the possibility to integrate it into any modern interior. Mixers with one handle and two, round or conical shape are produced.
According to the company, all models are tested on specially designed stands in which water is supplied under a pressure of 9 atm. Thus, the tightness of the structure, stability of the body and functionality are checked.
Garcia differs from other brands of the Czech Republic in the first place by its unusual design. For example, the Madison model is an angular low mixer, which, at first glance, resembles a small robot. Denver is much more recognizable, but a hike on a rectangular skyscraper. There are, and vice versa, smooth, rounded variations - these are models of Folleto or Columbia. The Bird model is not for nothing called (“bird” in English) - the faucet of its mixer is noticeably similar to a long beak, and the lever on the wing. The color range is limited to metallic tones, but among them you can find such non-standard shades as blue or black.
Technological difference mixers of this brand - in addition to all the same brass in the base, used chrome, as well as high-quality ceramic valves.
Most of the reviews agree on the fact that Czech manufacturers support well the stated standards. The efficiency of mixers is maintained for up to 10 years or more without loss of quality of work and appearance. Czech bathroom and kitchen faucets also significantly save water, which pays for its cost over its lifetime. Separately, they emphasize the convenience of levers, which are gradually replacing conventional handles from the market, a soft water supply, which eliminates excessive splashing, and a self-cleaning system for a number of expensive models.
Many buyers who appreciate aesthetics like the different styles in which the products are made. Of particular interest to consumers are unusual models.
Among the downsides can be noted the frequent need for repairs, especially if it is a bathroom faucet, bundled with a watering can. Also, some customers believe that the amount for products is slightly overstated.
In the next video you will find an overview of the mixer Zorg ZR 314YF-50.