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Design Kitchens – Santa Clara – Faucets – Disk Valves
Different types of valves for kitchen faucets was discussed in a prior post.
This post discusses the specific mechanism called a disk valve, or a ceramic disk vavle.
This is both the newest style of faucet valve and the most reliable.
However, they also tend to be the most expensive.
All disk valve faucets have a single handle.
Within the faucet housing, there are two ceramic disks that are finished to an incredibly fine tolerance.
The bottom one does not move.
The top one moves up and down.
There are holes going through both disks.
When the holes do not line up at all, the valve is fully closed.
When the valves do line up, the valve is open.
The degree to which they line up determines the water flow rate, and the mix of hot and cold water.
Again, this is the most reliable type of faucet available, but both the faucets, and future replacement parts are more expensive than other types of faucets.
However, you should need replacement parts much less often than any other type of faucet.
If you are remodeling your kitchen with plans for you to stay in your home for several years, this is the faucet for you.