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Taps Buying Guide

What to consider before buying taps…

  • Make sure you choose brassware in a style that is in keeping with the overall look you want to achieve. We have a huge variety of brassware available, from traditional to contemporary.
  • Brassware is available in different materials, so consider how much maintenance will be needed, as this may affect your choice.

Types of Brassware

  • Pillar Taps: This is the most traditional option. It has two separate taps which require either a two or three hole basin, where the central hole is occupied by a tap hole stopper or a pop-up waste lever.
  • Monobloc Basin Mixer: This type of brassware occupies a single tap hole and is available in both traditional and modern styles. Traditional monoblock mixers incorporate separate hot and cold hand wheels, whereas the contemporary alternatives are more often in the style of a single lever that controls both flow and temperature.
  • Bath Filler: Fitting two standard tap holes, this single Classic unit features separate controls and a central spout. Adjustments can be made to enable temperature to be mixed as the bath is filling.
  • Bath/Shower Mixers: Available in traditional and contemporary styles, these offer a versatile bathroom solution, with a diverter switching water flow from spout to shower head as required. Traditionally the shower hand set rests in a cradle above the taps. Contemporary versions are also available, typically as an all-in-one unit with a single lever mixer,with the shower head wall mounted via a bracket or slide rail.
  • Finishes: Alternative plated finishes are available on some ranges, but the options do vary. Plating is undertaken to the highest standards to ensure the longevity of the finish. Care must be taken when cleaning plated finishes to avoid damage. Do not use abrasive or chemical cleaners.
  • Wastes: To co-ordinate with tap finishes, we offer a range of wastesin chain or pop-up styles for basins and baths, where the waste is not incorporated or supplied.