Instead of two handles, a cartridge faucet has a single handle connected to a valve housing with inlets for both the hot and cold water. Inside the housing, the cartridge, which is connected to the handle, blocks water from both inlets when the faucet is off, but it has strategically placed holes that allow both hot and cold water to flow when you turn it on.
A monobloc cartridge is a type of valve used in single-lever mixer taps, which controls the flow of both hot and cold water through the tap. The cartridge usually contains a ceramic disc or cartridge, which rotates or moves up and down to regulate the water flow and temperature.
Some common applications of monobloc tap ceramic cartridge include:
Bathroom taps: monobloc tap cartridge is commonly used in single-lever mixer taps for basins, showers, and baths. They are popular due to their ease of use and precise control over water temperature and flow.
Kitchen taps: Monobloc tap cartridges are also used in single-lever mixer taps for kitchen sinks. They are popular in kitchen applications because they allow for easy control over water flow and temperature, making it easier to wash dishes, rinse vegetables, or fill pots with water.
Commercial applications: Monobloc tap cartridges are commonly used in commercial settings, such as restaurants, hotels, and public restrooms. They are popular in these applications because they are durable, easy to use, and require little maintenance.
Medical and laboratory applications: Monobloc tap cartridges are used in medical and laboratory settings to control the flow of water and other fluids. They are popular in these applications because they are reliable and provide precise control over fluid flow.
Many faucet cartridges are integrated into the valve, providing structural support so that the cartridge can perform its water regulation function.
The cartridge is attached to the handle and resides in the valve, which resides in the faucet.
When you turn the handle of the faucet, the handle turns the spool inside the valve, which controls the flow of water out of the spout of the faucet.