Modern plumbing is characterized byattractive design, and most importantly - it does not take up much space, which allows it to be located in bathrooms and bathrooms of any size. If previously the mixer pipelines were visible, then today it is possible to install the hidden method. Built-in faucets for shower and bath are ergonomic devices that perfectly cope with their functions, remaining virtually invisible.
The mixer built-in, as a rule, consists of:two main elements: the main unit, mounted in the wall, and panels with control levers. Each product can be purchased separately, which allows you to choose the design of the decorative panel in accordance with the interior of the bathroom.
The main unit is of interestof the mixer. It is thanks to him that the flow of water is controlled. In most cases, the unit is presented in the form of a plastic cylinder, complete with a thread and a brass head with four holes. Each element has its own purpose:
- Entering the shower water shower.
- Feeding a mixed liquid mixer to the nozzle.
- Cold water supply.
- Hot water supply.
Consider the main advantages that mixers built into the wall have.
Naturally, for small and not very bathtubsthis device will be the optimal solution. And most importantly - a complete lack of protruding details. A mixer built-in takes up little space, and a flat panel with a lever or control valves will leave space for bath accessories or small household trivia.
Particular attention is paid to manufacturersquality and reliability of built-in mixers. And it is not surprising, because the installation of this equipment is carried out in the construction of the wall with the expectation for many years, thus completing the recently completed repairs. After all, its failure implies damage to the integrity of the coating.
Comfort in use
Built-in faucets for showering will turn waterprocedures in a pleasant and easy exercise. You will no longer be afraid to turn around and break the protruding part in the shower or, worse, get hurt. In this case, just a couple of simple turns or clicks - and the flow of water is adjusted in the right direction.
It's silly to deny that the mixer is built-inlooks very stylish. The conciseness of the design, in which there are no unnecessary details, will decorate the bathroom like a design installation. Use such a device is a pleasure.
When trying to adjust the necessary temperaturemode at a time we spend 5 liters of fluid and 7 seconds of time. This problem is most relevant for apartments equipped with meters. This situation will help to fix the installation of a built-in thermostat mixer.
In some situations, only a mixer of this type can approach, it is important to remember this. For example, the need for a "tropical shower" function, which presupposes the availability of this equipment.
Built-in shower mixers are structurally different from traditional devices and are installed primarily in cabins.
In this model, no spill is provided, which inprinciple is logical - it is not required for a shower box, the shower head with a hose is enough. As a result, a mixer of this type is equipped with one inlet (into which the shower hose is connected) and two output (to which water is supplied, cold and hot).
In addition, there are built-in shower faucetshygienic type, installed next to the toilet, they allow you to completely replace the bidet. As a rule, the kit includes a mixer for flush mounting and a shower head with a hose that are installed in the wall construction. These models also do not provide spilling.
Built-in bath mixer meansrather unusual installation option - its installation is performed directly on the bath rim, in the most convenient place, and this is its undeniable advantage. In addition, this model has a number of undeniable advantages:
- The ability to hide the hose from the shower head from the shower head and pull it out as needed.
- The space on the wall is released, which can be used to install a shelf for storing bathroom accessories.
- The bathing time is greatly reduced, due to the fact that this device provides an optimal mode of water supply.
Built-in bathtub faucet can be twotypes, differing in the way of installation. Equipment for external installation is a monolithic unit, which is fixed to the edge of the bath. In this case, the water mixing unit hides under the side of the bath. Flush mounting devices allow only spilling and control panel to remain on the surface, everything else hides under the bathroom.
Devices with thermostat
Thanks to modern production technologies, the flush-mounted mixers can be equipped with various intelligent functions, which brings additional comfort to our lives.
One of these novelties, which one you needstop in more detail, is a thermostat or automatic temperature controller. This element allows you to maintain a given temperature regime of water regularly.
After starting the water supply, automatic temperature control takes place, which takes literally a fraction of a second.
In some models of built-in mixers, it is possible to connect a thermostat, which can be purchased separately.
To install a built-in mixer forbathroom, you will need to create a groove in the wall. As a rule, its diameter is 120-150 mm, and the depth is 85-110 mm. For these purposes, a perforator with a nozzle for concrete is used.
Strokes are made for pipelines. But before doing this, it is necessary to choose a place for mounting the spout and watering can. Shtroby are laid from the planned points to the main block of the mixer. It is important to note that the branch pipes in this design that drain water should not intersect with water pipes.
It is also necessary to lay the slings forThe pipeline, through which water is supplied to the mixer, should be pierced from the floor. But if you plan to wall plasterboard, the need for strobing disappears.
Built-in bathroom faucet connects tothe pipeline is stationary, since all plug-in connections are reliable elements. Due to the fact that the screw connections and the central unit are mounted in the wall, higher requirements are imposed on the installation. All connections must be as reliable as possible.
To the mixer built-in served as possiblelonger, no breakage occurred during operation, special attention should be given to the material of pipelines that are mounted in the wall. It is not recommended to use metal-plastic pipes, because they use threaded joints and press fittings. It is recommended to give preference to polypropylene and copper products. Naturally, their installation is characterized by some complexity, but as a result, the design will be more reliable.
The market traditionally is considered to be the best plumbing from European manufacturers, and the mixers of concealed installation are not an exception:
- Plumbing equipment of Italian manufacture has gained popularity: Jacuzzi, Albatros, Teuco.
- German built-in mixers have got a good reputation: Hansa, Ideai Standart, Grohe, Kludi, Hoesch, Duravit.
- Flush mounting devices of good quality are produced by firms in France, Denmark and Finland: Jacob Delafon, Damixa, Oras.