Taps For Basins
Don’t ever make the mistake of assuming it doesn’t matter what type of tap you get for your new wash basin. On the contrary, the right taps can be the perfect finishing touch to a bathroom’s design scheme, bringing the whole room together. For instance, you’ll certainly want to get the matching taps for both the basin and bath (or shower).
Meanwhile, like in fashion where a designer jacket can elevate a pair of high street boots, expensive taps for your basin can help boost the status of a budget bathroom basin and suite, making it appear far more luxurious and expensive than it actually was.
When you think about it too, the taps for your basin are the items in the bathroom which are used most often – both by you and your family as well as guests and general visitors to your home – so it makes sense to choose something that’ll stand out rather than settle for some nondescript items.
Choose basin taps based on design and water pressure
Unfortunately not all taps work well in every home. Some taps, such as monobloc mixers, need good water pressure to work properly. You can find out what your water pressure is like by simply asking a plumber to check your water system.
You’ll find three popular styles of taps for basins these days. These include:
- Pillar taps – where there are two separate taps marked ‘hot’ and ‘cold’
- Mixer taps – the one tap with both the hot and cold combined. This is an extremely popular tap today and works especially well with a minimalist or spa-type bathroom design
- Wall-mounted taps (also known as waterfall taps) – this is where the taps are attached to the wall and hang over the basin, giving the bathroom a very contemporary appearance
Most taps are in modern shiny chrome or brushed chrome.