Faucets are home fixtures that are useful in homes to get cold or hot water. This plumbing fixture controls water flow from a given source. Bathtubs, sinks, basins, showers and laundry tubs are some of the fixtures which require faucets to allow you get cold and hot water simultaneously. Mixer tap, mixer, and spigot are other terms used for faucets.
Today technology plays a key role in making life easier, ranging from travel to home plumbing. There are a lot of innovations in plumbing fixtures and tools. This makes them better than what used to be there a decade ago. There are many modern faucets in the market today.
Elkay kitchen faucet
This was invented by Elkay who also invented the drinking fountain. These faucets are known to be of the best types in the world. They are handy as far as washing various objects, and cooking in the kitchen are concerned.
These types of faucets are classy in appearance but cheap. They are designed to use two separate handles to control cold and hot water. The handles are tightened close to stop water flow. These kinds of are usually found in old houses. O-rings or washers are part of the main construction of these compression mixers.
These have one or two handles that have multiple functionalities that allow you to manage water flowing interestingly. A stem cartridge below the faucet base move left and right or up and down or left if the cartridge faucet is a single-handle type.
Ceramic disk faucet
The main distinguishing features of this type of faucet are the ceramic cylinder located below the handle and the single lever over its body. The pressure cartridge functions as the mixing chamber for mixing the cold and hot water. The ceramic disks control how the water flows. Its handle has a side-to-side rotation which allows you to control the water temperature.
Plumbing normally varies from one home to another and from region to region. The wide variety of faucets makes it easier for you to choose an ideal type for your home.