Stainless Steel Faucet
Stainless steel faucet is lead-free acid and resistant to acids, alkalis, corrosion, and without harmful substances. These material faucets are good for human health and environmental protection. The stainless steel faucet is just showing its stainless steel color, no need to do any plating. The stainless steel’s hardness and toughness are more than two times higher than the brass, and this material is never rust, never corrode and never deform.
At present, there are about 99% of faucets all over the world are made of copper. The high cost of copper raw material is generally suitable for high-grade decoration areas, tourist star-rated hotels, or luxury villas. Because of the flexibility of copper, it can be shaped diversely. So, it is easy for designers to incorporate fashion and beauty elements, showing art beauty to many consumers. At present, stainless steel faucets are trendy, and it has a high reputation among customers. Although copper faucets are more commendable, its high price has blocked many customers.
What is the difference between a stainless steel faucet and a brass faucet?
First of all, in terms of process, the surface treatment of copper products is only nickel plating and chrome plating. The quality of the faucet that consumers concerned depends on the quality of the plating. A layer that can easily come off, and the raw copper material can be exposed. But the polished stainless steel surface will always have a silvery-white finish and will never rust.
In terms of usage, copper products will produce varying degrees of patina. However, stainless steel products are acid-resistant, alkali-resistant, and corrosion-resistant, with no harmful substances.
In terms of durability, stainless steel’s hardness and toughness are more than twice as high as copper.
So, stainless steel faucet and copper faucet, which is better?
The most popular is the stainless steel faucet. The most significant advantage of stainless steel faucets is that they will not rust. We can imagine that if we drink water with rusty substance, it will undoubtedly affect our health in the long run, so stainless steel faucets are the most used in many countries. Even though it’s not hard to find many families use copper Faucet. Because copper faucets are more retro and beautiful, and they also look luxury.
The most significant disadvantage of brass faucet is that it is not durable and easy to rust. To prevent the copper faucet from rusting, the faucet manufacturer will perform many steps and add many chemical components during the procedures.
It is hard to say which one is better, for the current technology, you can ensure both materials will not be harmful to health in ordinary life. You need to select your preferred styles and shapes.