Jacob Delafon baths that appeared on sale about 100 years ago, do not lose their popularity. Their structures are an unsalted classic, the embodiment of functionality, reliability and grace.
Brand, founded at the end of the XIX century and originally specializing in the production of mixers, today occupies a leading place among manufacturers of sanitary equipment. Jacob Delafon Founded French Entrepreneurs Emil Jacques and Maurice Defon in 1889. The name was registered only in 1901.
Today, the brand offers many decisions of bathrooms, Including in factory companies produce baths. They are presented in Europe, America, the former CIS. Such popularity is due to impeccable product quality, combining traditional manufacturing techniques with effective know-how systems. The official representative of the brand in Russia – Branch Kohler Rus. He operates on the domestic market for over 15 years.
Features: Benefits and Disadvantages
The advantage of the company is impeccable quality, which is due to the use of unique patented techniques. It is characterized by a variety of models in relation to the form, design, as well as in terms of design of structures. Baths Jacob Delafon are distinguished by the French grace, allow you to enter the premises of the Paris sophistication, charm. Baths comply with European quality and safety standards. This is confirmed by numerous certificates, including NF, National French Standards, and ISO 9001.
Products are characterized by the presence of a special line for older people, as well as users who have limited physical capabilities. The models have a well-thought-out design of the bowl (headrests, recesses and protrusions, repeating the anatomical features of the body). The range is characterized by the safety of products under which the environmentality of the raw materials used, the presence of antibacterial and anti-slip coating is meant. Jacob Delafon bowls retain appearance attractiveness over the entire period of operation.
Other dignity includes wear resistance, long service life, as well as a wide price range. The collections present the models of economy and premium segment. Regardless of the cost, all products are characterized by excellent quality. They are distinguished by high thermal conductivity indicators, which ensures long cooling of water in the bathroom.
Minuses of brand products, according to customer reviews, you can call a high cost. Even the models presented in the economy segment are more expensive than many similar designs to other brands belonging to the medium price range products.
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Types and forms
Depending on the material used, the Jacob Delafon bath can be several species.
The feature of the manufacturer’s acrylic baths is the use of a unique material Flight. The technology involves the use of 2 sheets of cast acrylic with a thickness of 5 mm each, between which the layer of mineral composite is poured. The result is a durable, wear-resistant surface, which is 10 years. Such a bath “does not play” under large scale loads, pleasant to the touch, long retains heat and does not rattle when water set. All acrylic baths are treated according to Biocote technology, due to which they acquire antibacterial properties.
At the heart of such cups there is a fine-flow mineral crumb (ground marble, porcelain stoneware, malachite) and a polymer binder. Baths made of artificial stone brand Jacob Delafon are distinguished by the maximum resemblance to the bowls of natural stone. They are characterized by the variety of forms and sizes. They combine the traditional brand for the brand high quality and durability with the elusive Fleler of Paris Chic, Bohemity.
Enameled cast iron brand baths are distinguished by durability and will serve at least 25 years. They are not terrible mechanical strikes, scratches. They are distinguished by high heat-saving indicators, and, which is not typical for metal baths, absolutely not rattling when water.
Buyers can choose a bowl represented in one of several forms.
Such fonts have lower sidelights than familiar baths. They are characterized by increased space under the shower, which ensures the versatility of the design. Take a shower or bath – solve only you. The presence of steps and glass doors do the operation of the product even more comfortable. This is an excellent solution for small rooms, where there is no possibility to install the bathhouse, and a shower cabin. Overall dimensions are 120×140 cm (Capsule collection).
Universal form that organically fit into any interior. You can purchase a model with sharp and rounded corners. Most of the products are equipped with a special ledge for the head and have a special bend of the back, which allows you to relax as much as possible during bath procedures.
Asymmetric and corner
Bathtub data forms – an excellent solution for small-sized bathrooms and premises of an unusual configuration. The most popular are models in the form of a semicircle and a quarter of a circle, trapezoids, triangles.
Mostly round and oval bowls – the embodiment of luxury and aristocracy. A distinctive feature of products is the presence of decorative design of the outside of the bath, in most models – elegant legs.
One of the advantages of the company’s range is a large selection of bath sizes. There are compact designs for small rooms and more spacious fonts. The minimum size of the bathroom has a length of 120 cm, width – 70 cm. Take water procedures in such a font will be in the half-sidewal position. For large premises, it is better to choose the maximum long bowl (up to 175-180 cm). Such products are used by the greatest purchasing demand, including bowls with dimensions of 170×75 cm.
The dimensions of the angular structures of the symmetric type start with the indicators of 120×120 cm, Optimal are the angular bowls of 150×150 cm. For small-sized bathrooms (including combined), it is recommended to install versatile angular baths in size 150×70 cm. As for the depth, you can find models for every taste. There are deep bowls (up to 50 cm tall), there are less deep, there are models with a small height, more reminiscent of the shower tray. Some models are equipped with a special step, which makes the process of stepping through the side of the bathroom comfortable and safe.
Among the most popular brand models are remarkable ELITE bath, made of patented Flight material. This is a fairly spacious bowl (180×80 cm), it is convenient for transportation and installation, due to low weight (49 kg). It can withstand elevated loads. This is one of the deepest bowls, the water level in it can be almost 40 cm. Classical performance and rectangular firm make a model of universal suitable for all types of interior. The presence of antibacterial coating and a special head restraint gives comfortable and safe operation.
If you like the cast-iron bath more, pay attention to the repos collection. “Repos” – a thoughtful shape of the bowl, several options for the size of the font, increased strength and unlimited service life. Cast iron options are available in the amount of 180×85 cm. Great cast iron baths are rarely found in European collections and especially domestic companies.
Another line of cast-iron brand bath stamps, using customer confidence – Parallel. The most popular size is dimensions of 170×70 cm. These baths belonging to the premium segment have a convenient back of a tilt of 53 degrees and a built-in silicone headboard. Most models are equipped with handles. These baths are designed for fans of water procedures in the lying position.
Bowl with hydromassage
The size of the joints of the hydromassage bath varies from 135×80 to 180×145 cm. Presented compact models, as well as more spacious designs designed for two. As for the shape, these are rectangular bowls, as well as asymmetric and angular varieties. Jacob Delafon hydromassage baths are made of acrylic or unique Flight material. For bowl-jacuzzi, the second option is preferable, such structures are stronger and less susceptible to vibrations.
The advantage of these brand baths are invisible air supply holes. Hydromassage nozzles do not protrude above the surface of the bath, the control panel is easy to use. Among additional options, you can mark chromotherapy, silent mode of operation, water heating system (supported by the user the temperature indicator, if necessary, heating water), automatic drying and disinfection of the elements of the hydromassage system. The choice of the user proposed 3 hydromassage modes.
Accessories are not included in the standard package of baths, their cost is calculated separately. Their main task is to make the cooking process more enjoyable. The head restraint with the function of the waterfall deserves attention among accessories. It will not only perform a comfortable stand for the head, but also will provide a soft massage of a cerhest-collar zone.
Support the predetermined water temperature, prevent a sudden change in water or water pressure allow mixers with built-in thermostat. They are especially convenient for families with young children and older relatives, since it allows you to establish restrictions on the temperature change above the allowed. This prevents accidental inclusion of too hot or cold water. Protective glass screen on the bath will prevent water splashing. The built-in towel holder provides additional comfort.
Operating and Care Tips
By purchasing a stone, cast-iron or acrylic brand bath, it is recommended to immediately purchase a special cleaning agent for it. It will cost more than ordinary domestic products, but the difference in price is leveled by a protective effect and better cleansing. It is important to remember that acrylic bowls and fonts from artificial stone can not be cleaned by means containing abrasives. After the procedure, it is necessary to rinse the bowl and wipe it dry.
Invalid the stagnation of water on the surface of the bowl, especially if we are talking about a stone model. On their surfaces are formed in this case, lower and stains.
When chips and cracks appear, it is necessary to eliminate them as soon as possible. For this there are special repair kits. When damaged, color baths should pick up a remaxer suitable for color bath shade.
Buyers celebrate the small heat luxury baths, their durability and variety of models. Among the shortcomings are a large weight of stone and cast iron bowls, the need for a separate purchase of components for more comfortable use of the bathroom.
On the installation of the bath from the artificial stone of Jacob Delafon Elite, see the following video.