A Complete Guide to the different types of Bathroom Taps
As with much of the general home improvement landscape in 2020, and pertaining to bathrooms especially, stylish bathroom tap options are bountiful. So much so, it can be difficult to know where to begin your search for the perfect bathroom tap upgrade.
That said, we’ve decided to conduct an exploration of the many different types of bathroom taps on the market, with key discussion surrounding the main advantages and disadvantages of each type.
So if you’re not so clued up on the differentials between countertop taps and bath filers the need to be mounted to the wall, or don’t know whether a monobloc tap will suit your needs better than pillar taps would, allow us to light the way…
The importance of selecting the right types of Bathroom Taps
First things first, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of selecting the right types of taps to populate your space.
When you really think about it, bathroom taps are one of the most used components in the room, and are often required in multiple forms – to accompany a sink, bathtub, and occasionally as an additional shower element.
All in all then, a lot more than just a nice finish to complement your more prominent bathroom fixtures and fittings.
You need your bathroom taps to deliver a premium quality performance to match top-notch aesthetics, but how do you know which type offers the ideal functionality and style for you and your space?
To begin with, you can eliminate half the field by coming to a decision on modern or traditional taps – usually a relatively simple choice based on your existing décor. Unless, of course, you’re planning a full bathroom refurbishment, and revamping the style accordingly.
Take your time and think about creating a timeless look that you won’t get tired of. There’s such an immense variety of different types of bathroom tap designs in circulation now that it can be a really fun process to cipher through all sorts of models and work out which might be best for you.
What will work well with your current bathroom setup, or provide a stylish springboard for you to build a new bathroom style from?
Our breakdown of each of the different types of bathroom taps should make it much easier for you to narrow down your search for the perfect pick…
Wall-Mounted Bathroom Taps
We begin with one of the most popular space-saving designs available in the form of wall-mounted bathroom taps. There’s no tricks in the moniker – the taps are designed in the exact way you’d expect, emerging from the wall to hang above a sink or bathtub.
Their appeal from the perspective of maximizing room is obvious, with plenty of wall-mounted tap models also incorporating sleek, contemporary aesthetics perfect for enhancing a modern bathroom. They’re really easy to clean, too.
The main drawback with this style of tap stems from that attractive modern look, in that they work from concealed pipework hidden behind a wall. As such, they can be a nightmare to repair if ever they should falter. Will you open your arms out to them?
Freestanding Bathroom Taps
Another contemporary development in the world of bathroom taps, floor-mounted models contrast with the previous design style in featuring exposed pipes and plumbing.
Offering excellent versatility, freestanding taps can accompany any freestanding bathtubs or other styles situated anywhere within the bathroom, provided the plumbing can be directed to that specific space.
A perfect option to deliver a touch of classy authenticity to the bathroom.
That deck mounted bathroom tap designs represent some of the very most popular models on the market is unsurprising – they deliver the easiest possible access for pipes and plumbing to transport water to the bathtub or basin.
And those investing in deck mounted taps can select between single and double tap versions as well, depending on available space, bathtub or sink style, and personal preference.
The tall mixer taps incorporate beautifully rounded design features, making for a complementary teaming element alongside any sink from our countertop basin collection.
Most styles include a single lever only, for a streamlined look and water control made simple.
Bath/Shower Mixer Taps
Two outlets account for the makeup of bath/shower mixer taps in the form of bath fillers and a handheld shower head. The latter component lengthens away from the tap, so combined use of the outlets allows complete coverage of the body, thus an excellent overall showering or bathing experience.
An excellent all-in-one option for bathtub/shower combi systems.
Bath Filler Taps
In the case of bathtub filler taps, the moniker pretty much defines the style of faucet better than any elaborate explanation could.
Bath filler taps deliver a mixture of hot and cold water, usually incorporating a pair of handles or levers to control the flow and temperature of the water. Users will find these to be a dream in identifying the ideal temperature to enjoy a lovely relaxing bath.
An added advantage is that bathtub filler taps don’t require a high level of water pressure to operate to full capacity.
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Now you have a better idea of the properties, advantages and drawbacks provided by each type of bathroom tap, you can set about selecting the right model to populate your bathroom space.