Choose and buy the best-designer Washbasin taps & Faucets online
To buy faucets for washbasins is a skilled task. The Wishkarma.com's first online product catalog platform in India that houses a vast number of faucets for the washbasin in multiple designs, colors, materials; in varying dimensions and shapes. Browse through our page of washbasin taps, pick the best-designed faucet that matches your taste and contact the dealer or the manufacturer. Negotiate and buy at a cheaper price. Shorten your project cycle with Wishkarma.com.
How to choose and buy the right washbasin taps online?
Define the function: How and where faucets are used could be the key determinant here. When you address and find definitive answers to these two questions, you will make a clearer decision in the type of designer faucet you wish to buy.
Faucets in a washbasin needn’t be as flexible as in kitchen faucets. Whatever the length of the neck of the faucet, you have to ensure that there is minimum or zero spilling. You wouldn’t want the water from the washbasin to splash and spray your dress while washing your hands. Look for faucets specifically designed for washbasins. Other varieties of faucets will be for bidets, bathtubs, shower cabinets, and kitchen sinks.
Material: Usually, faucets are made of brass or stainless steel. Taps coated in chrome and plastic are also available in the market. And so are taps made of pure gold and silver! These, however, are custom-made and extreme luxury items.
Brass faucets are considered the best and most durable for your washbasin. They are however expensive. Stainless steel taps last long. They are mostly scratch proof and are not as expensive as the brass taps. They do not corrode when exposed to heat, cold and moisture. When the tap is chrome plated, it has a sheen that reflects well. Once the chrome plating is lost, the tap loses its charm. They will need to be replaced. Plastic faucets are the cheapest options in the market. Their drawback is that they are made of plastic, are inferior in quality and they do not last long.
Finish: Highly polished, or dull finish in silver, gold, grey or black, you have a good range of choice when it comes to the finish of faucets. You will find a tap of your choice and whichever you choose, make sure it fits and suits the washbasin and the tiles in the washroom. As mentioned earlier, you could even think of customizing taps in the material of your choice - gold, silver or others.
The technology behind designing a faucet: Taps can either be mechanical or non-contact. Mechanical taps have to be either screwed or lifted up and down, or sideways. Non-contact taps, however, as the name suggests, turn on when they sense the hand near them. While some turn off when the hand is removed, others automatically turn off after a preset time. They are more efficient in terms of saving water.
The number of handles: Traditionally, taps have two handles. One of them is to control the flow of the hot water and the other, the cold water. These two have to be operated simultaneously to control the temperature of the outflow water.
Most modern taps now provide the same function to be handled with one wheel or lever. It is entirely up to the user to decide the number of handles preferred.
The number of outlets: Along with the basic faucet in the washbasin, you may want to attach several other plumbing systems to the same water pipe. For instance, you may want to have a hand shower also attached to the washbasin. For this purpose, you will have to specifically ask for a faucet that allows for multiple outlets. This helps you not compromise on the water pressure.
Think of conserving water: When buying taps, water conservation should also be on top of your mind. It is best to go for a tap that does not allow too much outflow of water. The ideal tap is the one that lets out not more than 4 liters of water per minute. There are also aerators that mix air with water. This ensures that there is no splashing of water. This way, less water is also consumed.