Is Moen Kingsley Upgrading to M-CORE Valves?

Kingsley M-CORE Update

Moen is upgrading their tub and shower valve system, and for most homeowners and all contractors, this is great news. M-CORE valves are easy to install and give you so much flexibility to upgrade down the road. Some people who may have concerns are homeowners with their Kingsley showers built on the old Moentrol system. What happens if you need to replace your Kingsley trim? Do you have to replace the valve, too? Or maybe you want a Kingsley shower with M-CORE. Is that available? These are questions that need to be answered.

FAQ's About Kingsley + M-CORE

If you have a question that is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Can I Upgrade Kingsley Trim to the M-CORE Valve System?

No. If you want Kingsley valve trim, you must build it onto the old Moentrol rough-in system.

Will Moen Still Make Kingsley Trim for Moentrol Valves?

If you have the Kingsley collection installed on the Moentrol valve system, you won't have to upgrade to M-CORE when you want to replace the trim. Kingsley trim options will still be available for:

  • Moentrol valve only
  • Moentrol valve w/ transfer
  • Moentrol transfer only

How Do I Know If My Valve Is M-CORE or Moentrol?

m-core valve vs moentrol

Although you may not know much about what you're looking at, and both valves are made with brass bodies, it's pretty easy to tell the difference. M-CORE (pictured on the left) has more of a polished sheen to it. Whereas, Moentrol (pictured on the right) has more matted brass color.

Note: the pictured valves are for valve and transfer assemblies, which allow you to divert water from the tub to the shower, and vice versa. If you don't have a tub, it's just a shower, then the valve configuration won't include the top part.

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As Moen describes it, With classic Kingsley, each understated detail--like decorative hot/cold temperature inlays, simple lever handles and arched spout--comes together to create enduring, stand-out style.

If you need anything from the Kingsley collection or a Moentrol valve, we've got it here at PlumbersStock. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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