All of our faucets are made with a high-quality solid-brass construction, and come with our enhanced performance ceramic disc cartridges. Our faucets are easy to install, easy to operate with easy glide 1/4 turn operation. Ceramic disc faucets are nearly maintenance free and are generally guaranteed not to wear out. Ceramic valves are more durable over the long run in a broader variety of water conditions than any other variety of valve on the market. The ceramic disc cartridges themselves have diamond-like hardness—they are impervious to line debris, mineral buildup, and other common problems that can affect valve life. Our Thermostatic Valve Cartridge works like a thermostat to control the temperature of the water. It uses a wax and spring configuration to measure and monitor the temperature of the water and automatically adjust the hot and cold water mix to maintain a more precise water temperature. Our Pressure-Balanced Valve Cartridge achieves consistent temperature by balancing the pressure of both the hot and cold water. The cartridge uses a spool-and-sleeve configuration to adjust the water pressure to assure a comfortable shower experience.
We offer two different shower valves, a thermostatic valve and a pressure balanced valve. Our F600 Exposed Shower Faucet is our thermostatic valve. A thermostatic valve has at least two handles: one controlling the volume and the other one for the water temperature. This is because thermostatic valves react to the temperature, not the pressure of the water. With our F600 you can change the flow volume without affecting the temperature, which makes water conservation easy: just turn down the flow while shampooing or shaving! This is all possible due to a wax element inside the valve that expands or contracts in reaction to heat. When water exceeds the maximum set temperature, the element expands to reduce the flow of hot water, and allow more cold into the mix. Should either hot or cold supply fail, the valve will close off flow from the other side. The advantage with thermostatic valves is the direct control over output temperature; while your water heater can be set to 120° F, the water coming out of your shower will range between 70° and 115° F (Pre-set temperature is set on the valve to 105° F).
We have three different Pressure Balanced Valves. We have 2 F92 shower faucets and a F70 shower faucet. They all come with our Pressure Balanced Valve. A pressure-balance valve features one handle controlling both volume and temperature, as well as a dial or set-screw that sets the stop-point for the handle (the maximum ratio of hot to cold). Pressure is balanced by way of either a sliding disc on a piston, or a spool, that react to changes and maintain the pressure ratio. When some cruel soul flushes the toilet while you're busy rinsing, cold water is sent to the toilet tank, reducing the cold water pressure arriving at the shower valve. The mechanism inside the pressure-balance valve will move to reduce (or cut off) the hot water, maintaining the balance between hot and cold flows: temperature should not fluctuate more than a few degrees. Always keep in mind that a pressure-balance valve doesn't pay attention to temperature, so with the valve set at maximum temperature, and the handle turned all the way to “hot”, the water coming out of the shower will be as hot as the water heater has to offer (which could be even higher than the setting on the thermostat).
Our bathtub faucets allow for easy plumbing access in any location of the room due to the variety of models we offer: Freestanding, Deck, and wall/tub mount. Our bathtub faucets are made with quality materials and a detailed focus construction. All of our tub faucets have our ceramic disc cartridges, for a a smooth 1/4 turn operation.