If you are looking for a quality faucet to install into your kitchen or bathroom, you should consider a ceramic disc faucet. Although they are certainly more expensive than compression faucets that use rubber seals, there are some definite advantages. Here are just a few of the most important benefits of a ceramic disc faucet.
1 - Ceramic Lasts Much Longer Than Rubber
In theory, the ceramic seats on a ceramic disc faucet should last a lifetime. However, in reality, they usually only lasts about 25 to 30 years. However, when you compare this to the short 3 to 5 year lifespan of cartridge type faucets or the 1 to 3 year life expectancy of compression faucets, you can see how much more durable these types of faucets are.
2 - Better Protects the Water Valve
Because the water in a ceramic disc faucet flows between the 2 ceramic disc seats, and not a rubber seal and the water valve, the valve is also better protected and is much less likely to corrode or wear out.
3 - Cheaper Replacement Parts
In the event you do need to replace ceramic seats in a ceramic disc faucet, you will find that they are very cheap. In fact, you can purchase ceramic seats for brand-name faucets for as little as one or two dollars dollars. If you compare this to a $30 replacement cartridge or $10 set of seals for other types of sinks, ceramic disc faucets don't seem to be as expensive.