How about a faucet with a ceramic spool?
The heart of the faucet is its valve core, choose a good faucet first to understand the faucet’s valve core. Now the common valve core are: stainless steel valve core, copper valve core and ceramic valve core.
The stainless steel valve core is a kind of high technology faucet valve core. However, if the stainless steel material is not closed, it is easy to rust and contaminate the water. Copper spool is the heaviest kind and more expensive. It also requires high quality copper, otherwise it tends to accumulate fouling. Ceramic valve cores are the best valve cores, with high wear resistance, good sealing performance, long life and high temperature resistance. It is widely used in many high quality products.
Which is better, ceramic spool or copper spool?
1. Copper tap cartridges
Copper faucet spools are the heaviest and more expensive. It also requires high quality of copper. Otherwise, easy to accumulate scale, the overall cost is not high.
2. Stainless steel faucet valve core
Stainless steel faucet valve core is a high technology faucet valve core. However, if the stainless steel material is not closed, it is easy to rust, water pollution.
3. Ceramic faucet valve core
Ceramic faucet spool is a hard-wearing, sealing, long-lasting and high-temperature resistant spool. It is widely used in many high quality products and is the ideal material for this purpose.
How to identify a faucet spool?
When buying a faucet, it’s best to turn, look, ask, try, and know. When you turn the handle, it feels light and the valve core is good. A shiny, mirror-like surface indicates a good coating. Products that can provide a test book are more secure. As for quality, personal experience water flow can feel the effect of the bubble machine, brand after-sales service is guaranteed.
Turning the handle: the shaft feels very light.
Commonly used faucet spools are steel ball spools and ceramic spools.
The steel ball spool has good pressure resistance, but the disadvantage is that the rubber ring used as a seal is easily worn and will quickly deteriorate. Compared with steel ball spool, ceramic spool is more heat and abrasion resistant. At the same time, the ceramic valve itself has good sealing properties, allowing it to achieve a high number of opening resistance, which will not lead to faucet leakage due to the wear of the spool. Faucets with ceramic valve cores are more comfortable and smooth to the touch, and open and close faster.
As the valve core is inside the faucet, consumers can’t see the valve core at the time of purchase, but they can simply judge the quality of the valve core based on the feeling when turning the handle. Generally, consumers will turn the handle up and down, left and right. If it feels very light, no clogging feeling, it means the valve core is better.
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