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Which faucet for the sink PART 2

December 31, 2012

Of which form

The valve must be suitable to the sink, but the choice also depends on the presence of wall units or shelves, against which the spout of the faucet should not hurt.

Two or three holes

In the kitchen, the most common faucet are single-hole models, which are constituted by a single element, and that therefore, to be installed, require a single opening.

– This can be practiced in the sink, on the kitchen top or wall.
– Alternatively, you can choose however also taps in two or three holes. The former are constituted by a single element, but require two holes for the controls hot and cold water. The models with three holes, consisting of three separate elements, have an opening for the beak and the other two knobs for the hot and cold water.

Made of steel

The sinks in this material are hygienic, strong and durable as the stainless steel will not change color and does not tarnish. The surface can be polished or satin: in the latter case stains and spots are less clear.

How to clean it

For stainless steel are used water and soap or mild detergent and non-abrasive sponge.
– After rinsing, wipe it with a soft cloth to emasculate the formation of stains.
– For tougher stains, use a specific detergent, or clean with a sponge dipped in a solution of water and vinegar.
– You can dry it with a soft cloth and some alcohol.
– For the residues that forms around the drain, rub with force a half of lemon and leave the substance for ten minutes.

Finishing issues

Chrome plating is a widely used treatment to refine the faucets, especially those made ​​of brass. Through a process of immersion in the chromium, the surface assumes a shiny appearance like that of a mirror and a color similar to steel.

Polished and clean

The taps can be cleaned with a soft cloth, avoiding abrasive sponges.
– To delete the limestone use soap and water or dry always the surfaces, is also good to pass specific products, but reading carefully the instructions for use.
– Rub the base with a toothbrush which has been put on the creamy cleanser or a special softener.
– The chrome taps can be polished with hot water and vinegar. Do not use salt and soda that can scratch the chrome.
– In the end, it is especially suitable the deerskin for drying.
– To remove limestone from glass knobs prepare a solution of soap and water avoiding the use of other products that may become loose from the metal part.

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