Choosing the Right Taps
When designing a bathroom the spotlight is often directed towards choosing the big things such as a suites, furniture, mirrors and cabinets. What many people don’t realise is that taps are just as important and can have a huge effect on the finished product, both visually and practically.
The first thing to take into account when shopping for taps is level of water pressure available. Many taps are designed for certain levels and will not work properly if the water pressure is not high enough. To save time and money make sure you get a plumber to confirm the water pressure of your bathroom before you start your search! Once you have determined your water pressure levels you’re free to hit the shops. Below is a comprehensive guide that tells you everything you need to know about choosing the right tap for your bathroom.
Basin and Bath Taps
Basin and bath taps are probably the most commonly used taps in the bathroom and should be given the attention they deserve. They are generally available in three different styles, each with the power to completely transform the look and functionality of your bathroom. Pillar taps are perhaps the most traditional, consisting of two separate hot and cold water taps. They go hand in hand with two tap hole basins and are simple and easy to use. Mixer taps have undergone a huge surge in popularity in the last few years as they allow for the perfect temperature combination in one water flow. They are used with one tap hole basins and are a great way option for bathrooms that are short on space. Wall-mounted taps are contactless with the basin and add a modern, contemporary look to any bathroom. As for bath taps - shoppers are spoilt for choice! Depending on the design of your suite there is a huge selection of designs on offer that can transform the entire look of your bathroom.
Bath Shower Mixer Tap
Choosing a bath/shower mixing taps is a great choice for bathroom dwellers who want the best of both worlds! Installing a shower above your bath is a major space saver and also doubles as an effective way of washing your hair or giving the bath a rinse after use. The showerhead can be placed on top of the mixer tap for a traditional look or hung on a wall bracket for those who prefer a more contemporary style and hands free showering experience.
Bidet taps are reminiscent of older style bathrooms and offer a very traditional look. For those that love the bidet function but not the traditional design, it is possible to find bidet taps that will merge nicely with even the most modern of bathrooms.
The tap choosing adventure doesn’t end in the bathroom. The kitchen is also a prime water dispensing room that can be completely transformed depending on what types of taps are installed. Designs these days are endless and it is possible to accessorise your sink with everything from traditional pillar taps to statement standalones that make an impact.
Taps can dictate the overall look of your bathroom and you will be amazed at the difference you can make to your bathroom by simply updating your taps. Read our Buyer's Guide: Taps to help you understand the different tap type and style options available for you to choose from.