Both Delta (left) and Moen offer beautiful shower trims and hard-working valves to make sure you step under the perfect spray every time. Moen may come out head, though, because of its U by Moen technology.
The ideal shower requires more than the perfect shower head or decorative trim. The comfort of a shower begins with the valves you use, whether you want something simple or more elaborate to accommodate your luxury shower.
Let’s compare Delta vs. Moen shower valves to see how much of a role valves play when designing your shower. The valves you install play a key role in your shower’s success.
Delta is unique in that they offer one valve but many cartridges to easily change what that valve can do. A variety of cartridges in this collection have the ability to seamlessly change both the water temperature and the water volume.
Dual-Function Pressure Balanced Valve Cartridge
With cartridges like the Dual-Function Pressure Balanced Valve Cartridge, you can set a consistent temperature and change the water volume independently. The temperature remains consistent shower after shower.
This cartridge achieves constant temperature (±3.6° F or ±2° C) by balancing the pressures of both the hot and cold water.
Dual-Function Thermostatic Valve Cartridge
For more precise temperature monitoring, Delta released their new, innovative Dual-Function Thermostatic Valve Cartridge.
This valve maintains water temperatures by measuring and monitoring the temperature of the water and automatically adjusting the water mix. Because volume control is separate, your shower remains the perfect temperature day after day.
Single-Function Pressure Balanced Valve Cartridge
If you want something simpler, Delta offers a Single-Function Pressure Balanced Valve Cartridge, which is a single control for superior temperature consistency. Your shower’s temperature stays consistent because this valve combination perfectly balances hot and cold water pressure.
Entering the Modern Age with Moen Valves
Moen valve products also have the ability to change water temperature and volume independently. Unlike Delta, though, there are no cartridges to change the valve’s abilities. Every valve is built entirely intact.
U by Moen Shower Digital Valve
Moen offers a unique valve that allows users to control their shower via a smartphone app, bringing modern technology into the bathroom.
The U by Moen Shower Digital Valve allows bathers to control their shower settings with the digital controller or through an app, meaning your shower can be the perfect temperature before you ever step into it. Create personalized settings for morning showers, post-workouts and nightime routines. U by Moen offers more customizations than any other valve they offer.
Other Moen Valves
For those who still want the simplicity of standard valves, Moen offers several options that control the water volume and the temperature, like the ExactTemp ¾” Thermostatic Valve and the Pressure-Balancing Volume Control Valve.
Also, like Delta, you can also find valves that only control temperature - if that’s what you prefer in your shower.
The valve you choose should depend on the amount of customization you prefer and the type of shower you have.
As we continue incorporating technology into our homes, Moen seems to have the edge for now, but this decision really hinges the needs and wants you desire for your bathroom.