4 Considerations When Choosing Faucet Catridges to Purchase

Every household must have a faucet, and the valve core, as an important component of the faucet, has a significant impact on the service life of the faucet. Therefore, we need to be particularly careful when purchasing faucet catridges. So, what are the considerations for choosing faucet catridges? Let's take a look now!

Considerations for choosing faucet catridges 

When choosing faucet catridges, we can experience it ourselves. We can repeatedly turn the faucet handle by hand to see if there is any resistance. A faucet that is flexible and without resistance is the best.

In addition, the left and right hot and cold adjustment of the faucet valve core can also be felt by rotating it. When a high-quality valve core is rotated left and right, the feeling of "empty rotation" is lighter and without any resistance.

We can use the index finger and middle finger to clamp the handle of the faucet, and then pull it up, down, left, and right to see if it is flexible, loose, and pressure-resistant. If there is no looseness, flexibility and convenience in use, and no resistance, the quality of the faucet valve core is even better.

When choosing faucet catridges, including mixer tap valve cartridges, we should not only pay attention to their functions and appearance, but also to their quality and brand. Therefore, when buying faucet catridges, we should try to choose large manufacturers and big brands. The quality of such faucet catridges is more guaranteed.

Three types of faucet catridges

Ceramic valve core 

Ceramic valve cores, including diverter valve cartridge replacement, have good wear resistance and sealing performance. Even if the faucet is frequently switched on and off, its sealing performance will not weaken. Therefore, there will be no water leakage during use. In addition, its physical properties are relatively stable, so the service life is long, and it is favored by the majority of car owners. But the price of ceramic valve cores is more expensive than those of other materials.

Stainless steel valve core

Stainless steel valve cores are valve cores with high technical content. They are mainly processed by laser technology to form irregular seven-hole steel ball valve cores. This type of valve core is generally used in areas with poor water quality because it will not be affected by impurities in the water and will not affect its service life. But its production cost is higher because its processing technology is more complex.

Rolling line shaft

The rolling line shaft valve element is easy to operate. Its handle can make the rotation smooth and comfortable to the touch. In addition, it has the advantages of anti-aging, wear resistance, etc. However, the rolling line shaft is an old-style line shaft that can no longer meet the needs of modern people and is gradually exiting the market.