Built-in faucets, or concealed faucets, are a solution in which the entire technical “stuffing” of the faucet is placed in the wall, and only the spout, shower head and control knobs remain visible in the interior.
How to install a concealed faucet?
The installation of such a mixer must be planned at the design stage. If your design solution implies minimalism and the absence of any visual noise, then flush-mounted systems are what you need.
For hidden structures, about 3-7 cm are needed in the wall. This is usually enough to hide all communications. Built-in faucets save space and are easy to clean due to concealed installation and the absence of protruding elements. The outlets for connecting the mixer to the water supply have a standard ½ inch female thread.
The control panel, spout and (or) shower head always remain in sight. In some models, the control is carried out by buttons or rotary water supply mechanisms. We recommend installing mixers of this type only with professional help.
Types of built-in mixers
Built-in faucets can be with one or two outlets. A mixer with one outlet is usually installed where a spout (the so-called «gander») is not required, for example, in a shower area or just above a bathtub, where only a shower is planned.
Built-in faucet with one outlet IDDIS Sena
The faucet with two outlets is connected to two elements at once — a shower set and a spout. The water flow between them is switched using a ceramic diverter.
Built-in mixer with diverter and two outlets IDDIS Runo
Built-in faucets with hygienic shower
Built-in faucets with hygienic shower, matt black IDDIS Spring
If you are installing built-in faucets, then you may be interested in this design option for a hygienic shower.
Most often, it is attached next to the toilet and acts as a bidet, and it is also easy to draw water with it, wash the cat tray and the toilet itself. This model has a hook for a towel. Hook and holder for watering can be interchanged if necessary.
Note that it is desirable to bring its own individual pipe to each device. In the event that a leak occurs in one place, it will be possible to isolate it without prejudice to the rest of the system and calmly fix the problems.
Experts recommend using pipes with a diameter of at least 16 mm for built-in mixers, and at least 20 mm for complex shower systems.
If you carefully approach planning issues and choose devices with a guarantee from trusted manufacturers, then the risk of breakdowns will be minimized, and the solution will be practical and elegant.