Which is better, flush mounted socket or surface mounted socket?

- Nov 27, 2019-

Which is better, flush mounted socket or surface mounted socket?


I don't know if we pay attention to one thing when we go to buy the switch & socket. The boss who often sells the switch& socket will ask us whether you need the surface mounted switch& socket or the flush mounted switch &socket?


In fact, a lot of friends don't know about this problem. Today, I'd like to give you a general introduction.


First of all, let's take a look at the flush mounted sockets. Now we can say that most of the home decoration is to install the switches and sockets by using the flush installation method. The flush installation means that first, we need to slot the wall in advance, then put the wire in the wire slot, and then seal the wall and bury it in it, so that the wire will not be exposed outside the wall. First of all, it looks like more beautiful and generous.


And the most important thing is that the flush installation of wires will not affect the placement of furniture in the future. Sometimes if we put the wires outside, some cabinets, sofas and other furniture will occupy some places.


As the name implies, the surface mounted socket is the method of installing wires outside the wall. The advantage of this method is that the construction is simple and convenient. There is no need to slot or bury wires on the wall in advance. The open box is directly used to install the switch& socket and wires together. Although it protrudes from the wall, it can avoid damaging the wires during the construction. And the electric power of the surface mounted switch socket load will be higher than that of the concealed one, which will be more safe in general.


On the whole, the cost of concealed switch socket is bound to be higher, and it is easy to have problems during construction. Therefore, if we choose to install switch socket at home, we must plan the circuit diagram in advance to prevent the short circuit of wires caused by drilling in the future.


So how should we choose the surface mounted or flush mounted switches and  sockets in our home? I personally think that we can wire according to different situations. In the balcony, we can use the surface mounted switch & socket for more safety and cost saving. In the living room, bedroom and other places, the flush mounted switch& socket will be more convenient and beautiful.