Basin Taps - How To Choose The Right Style For Your Bathroom

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There are a huge number of styles, materials and finishes to choose from when it comes to your bathroom taps, but which is best?


We use them everyday so of course they need to be functional, but there’s no reason that you can’t make a bold design statement at the same time! Whether you prefer modern, vintage or traditional, there’s sure to be something to suit your style.

If you haven’t got the budget for a full bathroom renovation, updating smaller fixtures such as the taps can breathe new life into the room without breaking the bank. Of course, it’s always worth investing as much as you can into these things, to ensure longevity and quality.

The one thing to remember before choosing new taps for your bathroom is to check on your water pressure. Some taps are designed specifically for lower pressure water systems and will ensure that you still get a good flow of water. If you have a higher pressure system, you have more freedom to choose, as there are a wider variety of taps available to suit.

So, what are your options?

Mixer Taps

Mixer taps have separate controls for hot and cold water. They come in a variety of styles, but tend to be mores suited to a traditional or vintage style. With either lever handles, they can make a real statement in an ornate Victorian style for example, or in chrome with more traditional cross head handles.

Monobloc Taps

A monobloc tap has a single spout and leaver that delivers a mix of hot and cold water at the same time. These can come in a variety of styles but would particularly suit a modern bathroom. For example, a wide, waterfall style monobloc tap would be the perfect addition to a minimalist, modern bathroom design.

High Rise Taps

A high rise tap is ideal for a countertop sink, perhaps if you have a vanity unit installed. They are designed to stand tall over the basin and are fitted separately. They tend to have a single spout and also come in waterfall styles, again making them an ideal addition to the modern bathroom suite.

Pillar Taps

Pillar taps are probably the most traditional style of tap, as well as the most affordable and easy to fit. These are two separate taps, one for hot and one for cold. Usually, pillar taps come with traditional cross head handles, although there are more modern designs available as well. 

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