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Choosing Basin Taps: A Guide

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When everyone was stuck inside their homes during the start of the pandemic in 2020, everyone got stuck into home renovations. Around one-third of these projects were bathroom renovations.

Even though you no longer have to stay at home, you still spend a lot of your time there! And having a beautiful bathroom can help you relax and improve your quality of life.

But did you realize exactly how many types of styles of basin taps there are when you started your bathroom renovation? There are so many and this makes it difficult to choose the best one! Don’t worry, this complete guide to basin mixers and taps will help you make the right decision.

Choose the Right Type of Basin Tap

There are three main types of basin taps and the one you need will likely depend on what bathroom sink you have.

These are the types:

  • Pillar
  • Basin mixer
  • Wall-mounted

Pillar taps are two separate taps for hot and cold water. If you like the types of sinks with two tap holes or already have one, you’ll need this kind. They are not as common on the American side of the pond, but they do exist.

Basin mixers are the most common type of tap. These are solitary taps that allow you to adjust the temperature of the tap water between hot and cold. The last type of basin tap is a wall-mounted one, which can be either a pillar or basin mixer tap.

Pick a Tap to Suit Your Bathroom Style

As well as a type of basin tap, you need to pick a style. Here are some popular modern bathroom aesthetics if you need ideas:

  • Rustic
  • Minimalist
  • Eclectic
  • Traditional

If you prefer one-of-a-kind pieces, search for a vintage or antique bathroom tap and install it onto your sink.

Consider Different Tap Materials

The color and material of your basin taps will depend on how much you want to spend and the style of your other bathroom taps. Zinc is one of the cheapest bathroom tap materials and it’s often given a chrome finish to look higher quality than it is.

Stainless steel and brass are more expensive metals, but they are far more hardwearing and resilient than zinc. Again, you can opt for second-hand bathroom taps in these materials to keep costs down.

Hire a Professional To Install Your Tap

When you’ve chosen your basin taps, always hire a professional plumber to install them. It may look like an easy job, but you might cause a leak or not be able to produce a consistent flow of water if you don’t know what you’re doing.

That’s How To Choose the Best Basin Taps

Finding the right basin taps is the cherry on top of your bathroom renovation. And now you know what to look for, you’re sure to find the best taps for your bathroom’s new look.

If you’re renovating your bathroom, you will need to choose new tiles, baths, and so much more besides taps! Check out our website for lots of bathroom decor and renovation ideas.

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