The heart of a faucet is its valve core. The quality of the valve core directly affects the service life of the faucet. Therefore, before purchasing a faucet, we need to first understand the valve core of the faucet. Only by knowing how to select a good valve core can we choose a good faucet. Currently, there are several types of valve cores for faucets on the market, including rubber cores (slow-opening valve cores), ceramic valve cores (fast-opening valve cores), and stainless steel valve cores. So which valve core material is better?
Faucets that use rubber cores are mostly spiral-opening cast iron faucets. With the improvement of people's living standards, this material valve core faucet is no longer suitable for people's lives. It not only has a shorter service life, but also is prone to water leakage. It runs counter to the popular concept of environmentally friendly lifestyles and has been basically eliminated. Thankfully, with the contribution of modern technology and the availability of reliable faucet cartridge suppliers, outdated rubber core faucets have been progressively replaced by more durable and water-efficient options in the market.
The emergence of ceramic valve core faucets, also known as mixer tap valve cartridge, is thanks to the development of technology. As a new material that has emerged in recent years, its quality is deeply recognized by the majority of consumers. It can still be used normally after undergoing 500,000 opening and closing cycles, with a long service life. It also saves consumers repair costs and labor intensity to a certain extent. It is resistant to high temperatures and wear, has a high tensile strength for ceramic materials, does not leak easily, and is suitable for the contemporary popular concept of green and environmentally friendly lifestyles. It is one of the more popular faucet catridge materials on the market.
The stainless steel valve core material, like the ceramic valve core, is a new type of material that has emerged in recent years. Compared with the ceramic valve core faucet, the stainless steel valve core faucet does not require high water quality and is more suitable for areas with poor water quality. It can achieve the effect of "staying clean in muddy waters" without affecting the service life of the faucet. It is also easy to disassemble and clean, which can be done by oneself at home without the need to hire professionals, saving a cleaning fee. However, because it is a newly emerged material, rarity equals value, and the price is still relatively expensive for now.
The above is an introduction of the three materials of faucet catridges. I hope it can help consumers who want to purchase faucets. Only by understanding the valve core of the faucet can we more comprehensively select a faucet that is suitable for us. Generally speaking, it is recommended to choose a ceramic valve core faucet. Of course, if the family's economy allows, a stainless steel valve core faucet can be chosen. The material with a high cost-performance ratio is also worth considering. There is no such thing as the best material, only what is most suitable for oneself.