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The Benefits of Ceramic Discs in Your Taps

GONE are the days before ceramic disc taps. That's right - no more rubber rings screwed over the end of metal pipes, splitting as they wear down, leaking and costing every homeowner thousands a year in water bills. Read on to discover why choosing taps with ceramic disc cartridges is the smartest option for you and your home.


What are the Benefits of a Ceramic Disc Tap?

Ceramic disc taps are the savour of light-sleepers, eco-warriors, and anyone who enjoys not watching their money slip down the drain.

  • No more invisible leaks (subtle leaks that disappear down the plughole,  but cost £££’s annually)

  • No more obvious dripping

  • No more fiddly rubber washers

  • Or getting a plumber in for a 5 minute job

  • Designed to last a lifetime

  • Taps shut off completely, with far less effort

Are Ceramic Disc Taps More Expensive?

Absolutely not.

In fact, the vast majority of bathroom taps these days are created using ceramic disc cartridges. Only very few, usually traditionally-styled, taps still use those dastardly compression washers that bring a shiver to our spines...

Some very cheap modern taps still use these washers, but in the long run, a cheap tap will just cost you more money. So the investment in a good tap is a no-brainer. 

Almost every tap we sell here at Tap Warehouse features ceramic disc technology because, let's face it, nobody wants to be let down by something they've spent their hard-earned money on.

How Does Ceramic Disc Technology Work?

Ceramic disc cartridges are simply two ceramic discs with holes through them.

One disc is fixed in place whilst the other moves with the tap handle. When both discs are in alignment, the water is allowed to flow through the tap. When they are no longer aligned, the water stops.

What’s So Special About the Quarter Turn Function?

Ceramic disc valves are power steering for taps. One nudge and it’s on, another nudge and it’s off.

It’s just more comfortable, convenient, and it’ll mean less struggling for children (and less accidental leakage).

How Long Do Ceramic Disc Cartridges Last?

A lifetime. But it depends on the hardness of your water (contact your water provider), and the quality of the tap itself. A cheap tap, even with ceramic discs, is going to wear down over time.

What’s the Best Ceramic Disc Tap?

This depends on what you want from a tap, but here’s a few recommendations to get you started:

Now we've had a little bit of insight into ceramic discs, why not take a peek at our favourite taps featuring them?

A Final Word...

We hope you found this guide useful in helping you understand that ceramic disc taps will be a cost effect addition to your bathroom. If you have any feedback or questions, please comment on this article or our Facebook page and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Although we offer some of the best rated kitchen sinks, we also offer an extensive range of kitchen taps and home kitchen accessories that we hope may tickle your fancy.

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