Find the right faucet with the AXOR and hansgrohe ComfortZone tests
A faucet and sink need to be coordinated to avoid annoying water splashes on clothes or around the sink area. The ComfortZone tests from AXOR and hansgrohe are reliable test methods for finding out how our faucets and sinks fit together with leading manufacturers. For more planning security and high consulting expertise.
Different faucet heights, a multitude of options – one test method
A wash area can serve very different purposes: it’s just there in a restroom to wash hands, it can be used to wash hair, or is intended as an allrounder for various everyday applications. But no matter what demands are made on the wash area: the two components of faucet and sink have be coordinated with one another. In aesthetic terms, for a harmonizing design. And in terms of functional properties, so there are no annoying splashes of water on clothes or around the sink. This way, the user can take lasting joy from their choice – and the sanitation or planning specialist has one more satisfied customer.
With the ComfortZone test, Hansgrohe has developed a reliable test procedure that tests under realistic conditions how the faucets of the AXOR and hansgrohe brands fit with common sinks from leading manufacturers. To this end, the faucets are assembled following the corresponding installation specifications and tested according to the following criteria:
- Free space between faucet and sink
- Spray behavior of the water at different pressures
- Spray behavior when washing hands
The results are available to AXOR and hansgrohe specialist partners to download free of charge as detailed test reports. Countless combinations of faucets and sinks have already been put to the test in the in-house Test Center. The technical know-how acquired in this way and the results collected over many test cycles offer peace of mind – in planning and sales pitches. The ComfortZone test is thus an exclusive service that serves the customer as orientation and the specialized partner as a valuable consulting tool.
ComfortZone tests with hansgrohe faucets: Tested combinations for ultimate comfort
hansgrohe's range of faucets is comprehensive. Just as comprehensive are the brand’s ComfortZone tests, for which several thousand faucet and sink combinations have already been tested. The test results, sorted by ceramics manufacturers, provide an overview of matching sinks for various hansgrohe faucet categories in different designs, heights, and installation types. To this end, hansgrohe has defined five ceramic types:
- Vanity with faucet behind
- Vanity with faucet on top
- Vanity with faucet on the wall
- Undermounted or countertop sink with freestanding faucet
- Wall-mounted sink with faucet on top
The test results list the correct faucets for the respective types. The results are available to download free of charge as PDFs.
How the ComfortZone test procedure is executed:
The free space test
This concerns the free space in the faucet/sink combination – i.e. the freedom of movement for the user between the spout and drain. To this end, a test ball is positioned between the faucet and sink to determine whether comfortable hand washing is possible. If the ball doesn’t fit centrally under the water jet, the combination is not recommended according to this test.
The spray test
This test examines the combination’s spray behavior. It is important that the water does not splash onto the sink when it comes out. The faucet is opened and closed several times. In between, the sink is repeatedly wiped dry. Subsequently, the splashes that occurred outside the sink are evaluated. For results as close to reality as possible, the spray test is performed several times for each faucet at different pipeline pressures.
The practical test
This examines the spray behavior when washing hands. A standardized hand model simulates hand washing by swiveling back and forth three times under the running water jet. Here too, any splashes outside the sink are evaluated.
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AXOR ComfortZone test: For a functional, aesthetically fitting faucet
Customers who choose AXOR faucets to furnish their bathrooms value aesthetics and perfection. To meets these standards while also choosing the right sink, AXOR tests various faucet collections together with sinks from renowned ceramics manufacturers as part of the ComfortZone tests. These combinations are tested for their overall aesthetic effect and their functional properties. When the AXOR design experts select the sinks, they pay particular attention to style, price, and design requirements. For the tests, they are divided into five types of ceramics, such as vanities with faucet on top or countertop sinks with free-standing faucet. The five types are described in detail in the test results. The test results are available to download free of charge as PDFs.
Harmony at the sink
AXOR bathroom collections are created in cooperation with renowned designers. Inspired by their hallmark styles, they embody visionary bathroom concepts and offer a wide variety of designs. This makes it all the more important for all components in an AXOR bathroom to be carefully matched to one another. The AXOR ComfortZone tests show which sinks harmonize stylistically with which AXOR faucets. Divided into individual bathroom collections, the results provide a practical overview – and thus a comprehensive foundation for customer consultation.
Functionality test for more comfort
The AXOR ComfortZone tests examine not only the aesthetic effect but also the functional interaction of the combination. Here, the free space under the faucet and the spraying behavior are tested. Here, the combination must meet the demand for comfortable use when washing hands, which is also defined by the freedom of movement between the faucet spout and the drain. In addition, the water must not splash onto clothes or the area around the sink when it hits the basin. For this purpose, various tests on spraying behavior, free space, and use in practice are carried out under realistic conditions.