How to choose bathroom taps: A buyer’s guide

When it comes to designing your new bathroom, taps often get overlooked as a key design feature. This simple guide gives you a run-through of the best styles, features and benefits to allow you to choose a tap that’s a perfect fit for you.

 

Select a style of tap

Traditional

If you have a classic bathroom style, traditional taps will complement your room perfectly. Crosshead taps are a common feature to look out for when looking for traditional taps. Check out our range of traditional taps on pages 158-160 of our latest brochure.


Modern

For contemporary bathrooms, modern taps like the iflo Tay and Bristan Cobalt can provide a combination of design and style, using angular forms to create a striking look. To set your bathroom off with a statement piece, waterfall taps are a real show-stopper.

Consider what water system you have

The water pressure you get from your tap relates to the boiler system you have installed in your home. If you have a gravity-fed system, be sure to check the suitability of your chosen tap with either your Showroom Manager or your bathroom installer before you purchase.

Select a type of tap

Wall-mounted taps

Add contemporary styling with wall mounted taps, commonly used with furniture basins.


Monobloc basin mixer

Control the temperature and the flow of water from one handle.


Pillar taps

Pairs of taps with the hot and cold water flowing separately. We have these available in both basin and bath varieties.


Bath filler tap

Taps where the hot and cold water is controlled by separate handles but passes through a single spout.


Floor-mounted

These are just like a bath mixer tap, but the pipework goes through the floor. Most commonly used with freestanding baths.


Bath shower mixer

The same as bath filler tap, but with the added benefit of a shower handset.

 
 

Don’t forget your wastes…

Plug

Traditional waste that comprises a plug fastened to the end of a chain (suitable for use with basins that have two tap holes).


Clicker

Simply press the waste in or out to hold or release water.


Flipper

Can be easily turned by hand and spins 90 degrees to open and close.

Book a bathroom design appointment

Explore our range of bathroom taps in our latest brochure or book an appointment to visit your local Bathroom Showroom where our friendly team of experts are on-hand to help you put the finishing touches to your bathroom project.