There is a wide range of bathroom taps available. This guide walks you through the questions you should ask yourself before purchasing new bathroom faucets.
Choosing new bathroom taps appears to be a simple task, doesn’t it? But, as we’ve discovered over the years, nothing is ever simple when it comes to selecting bathroom items. When looking for new bathroom taps, there are several questions you should ask yourself first, which we will then go over in greater detail:
- Do you prefer modern or traditional faucets?
- How strong is your water pressure?
- Which style do you prefer?
- Do you prefer deck or wall-mounted faucets?
- What kind of finish do you want?
- What is your financial situation?
Modern or Traditional?
The age-old question in bathroom design: modern or traditional? This is ultimately a matter of personal preference, but the current décor in your bathroom may dictate that you choose one over the other to avoid your taps standing out for all the wrong reasons. Whatever you choose, we have a huge selection of modern and traditional bathroom taps in a variety of styles and finishes, with something to suit every budget.
Ceramic disc cartridges are almost always included with modern taps (which you can read more about in our blog), and more and more traditional-style taps are also featuring the same ceramic disc technology to prevent drips and make the taps easier to use.
What is your water pressure?
When it comes to purchasing new bathroom taps, knowing your water pressure is crucial. Even if you find the ideal taps for your bathroom, they will not function properly if your water pressure is insufficient. All of our taps state the required minimum water pressure in the product. And while our helpful blog can help you figure out whether you have high or low pressure, nothing beats getting an actual reading from your plumber to ensure that you have the required pressure for your chosen taps.
Curved or Square?
This, like the modern vs. traditional debate, boils down to personal preference. Again, the selection is extensive, though if you want a square, traditional tap, your options are slightly more limited. Square designs are popular right now and would look great in a clean, clinical, white bathroom, whereas curved taps would look great in any bathroom. Your choice may also be influenced by the rest of the furniture in your bathroom. If you have a lot of square furniture, square faucets are the obvious choice. Curved bathroom taps, on the other hand, may be the way to go if your bathroom is full of gentle, flowing curves. However, as previously stated, it ultimately comes down to personal preference.
Taps on the deck or on the wall?
What was once an unimportant question is now critical and can have a significant impact on how your bathroom looks and feels when used. We’re all used to deck-mounted faucets, but not everyone has come across wall-mounted faucets. Wall-mounted taps provide a more modern look in your bathroom, and because they are mounted on the wall, they appear to take up less space, giving your bathroom a more spacious appearance. The same effect can be seen with wall-mounted furniture and toilets. To give your bathroom a luxurious appearance, choose to wall mount your taps over a countertop basin.
If you decide on deck mounted taps, that is not the end of your options. You must then decide whether you want mono taps, pillar taps, or even three, four, or five hole taps. For example, if you have a basin with two pre-drilled tap holes where you previously had basin pillar taps, you will need to replace the basin pillar taps or purchase a new basin. The same logic holds true for your bath. You cannot install a mono bath filler if you previously had a two-hole bath filler. There are mono and pillar taps, as well as 3, 4, and even 5 hole taps.
Have you considered a floor standing bath tap if you’re looking for something truly luxurious? A floor standing tap, perfect for pairing with a freestanding bath, adds a luxury look to your bathroom like no other tap can, and with our range starting at under £200, it’s not as expensive as you might think.
What kind of finish do you want?
Bathroom taps, like kitchen taps, come in a variety of finishes. Polished chrome, nickel, gold, stainless steel, and even black are available. Chrome is by far and away the most common finish, and, unsurprisingly, has the most taps to choose from, but we have an eclectic selection of all the other finishes. Nickel taps are very popular in more traditional bathrooms, and the duller finish makes keeping them clean much easier than the polished chrome or gold taps.
Bathroom tap installation should be performed by a fully qualified plumber to ensure that your taps are correctly positioned and safely installed without the risk of leaks. Small leaks that you may believe will not cause significant damage can grow into larger problems, causing untold damage to your bathroom and, in some cases, the room(s) below.As a result, it is best to leave the installation to the professionals.
That’s all there is to it. A quick rundown of everything you need to know about choosing the best bathroom taps. We hope you found this guide useful, but if you think we missed anything or have any questions, please visit your local Vitra dealer in Surat.
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