Basin Taps Buying Guide
With so much choice available, choosing basin taps can be tricky. With this basin tap buying guide, we’ll have you up and running with the perfect taps in no time.
So, you’ve found your perfect bathroom basin. You adore its shape and you love the fact that it’ll fit right into your bathroom and effortlessly match the rest of your bathroom fixtures. There’s just one thing missing though: basin taps. Finish off your basin in style with chic new basin taps that are not only durable enough to withstand many years of heavy use but do so whilst looking flawless at the same time.
Our range of basin taps here at Bathroom Takeaway covers everything from traditional cross-head taps to minimalist mixer taps and angular designer taps. In fact, we’ve got basin taps to fit every conceivable taste, bathroom and budget. So, sit back, relax and let us guide you through the fundamentals of selecting the perfect basin tap for you and your home.
CHOOSING BASIN TAPS
As with most bathroom purchases, there are a few considerations to weigh up before you even begin browsing the many different options available to you. Here are three important factors to think about when sourcing your ideal basin taps.
TYPE OF BASIN
Your basin choice will have a major bearing on your options. For example, whether it has a single tap hole, in which case a mixer tap is essential. Two holes, for a traditional hot and cold tap setup. Or a counter-top basin, which will often require a tall mono basin mixer tap. Whatever type of basin you’ve gone for will usually have a knock-on effect on your corresponding basin tap design.
When selecting your basin tap, it’s also important to keep your home’s level of water pressure in mind. At Bathroom Takeaway, we include a recommended minimum water pressure rating in all our basin tap product descriptions. This makes it an absolute breeze to find basin taps that are bound to work perfectly with your water pressure.
Not only do you want your basin taps to work impeccably, but you want them to perform at their best for many years to come. All of our basin taps are constructed from brass and finished in chrome or brushed steel for a hard-wearing but stylish solution. You can forget about dripping taps and broken washers too because ceramic disc technology will keep your taps running smoother for longer.
TYPES OF BASIN TAPS
There is a multitude of stylish basin tap designs available nowadays. Whether you have a penchant for practicality, minimalism, drama or convenience – there’s sure to be a style of basin tap to suit your aspirations. Let’s take a closer look at all the options available to you when choosing basin taps.
BASIN PILLAR TAPS
For a traditional feel, basin pillar taps are your archetypal twin set that feature either an ornate cross-head design or more minimalist levers. The choices available to you are as individual as you and your bathroom. From compact cloakroom pillar taps to statuesque taller varieties, dramatic waterfall taps or heritage cross handle models, there’s a basin pillar tap style for you.
MONO BASIN MIXER TAPS
Mono basin mixer taps present a sleek and often more angular alternative to traditional twin taps. These stylish taps feature a single spout and lever which – as the name suggests – allow you to mix your ideal combination of hot and cold water for your daily ablutions. As with all our basin taps, you’ll gain peace of mind that your mono basin mixer taps are built to last with our 10-year ‘Fit and Forget’ guarantee.
WATERFALL BASIN MIXER TAPS
For taps that are every bit as impressive as they are functional, waterfall basin mixer taps reign supreme. Offering a satisfying spectacle every time water cascades from their open spouts, these types of basin taps are guaranteed to add a certain je ne sais quoi to any modern bathroom. If you’re looking to make your daily basin routines an event in their own right, then a waterfall mixer tap is definitely for you.
CLOAKROOM BASIN MIXER TAPS
Cloakroom basin mixer taps are the perfect accompaniment for bijou basins. Wherever space is at an absolute premium, these plucky little taps pack a big punch from a small design. Just because your bathroom is limited in space doesn’t mean that should limit your styling options. We’ve got cloakroom basin mixers in curvaceous, angular and waterfall varieties.
TALL BASIN MIXER TAPS
If you’ve gone for a designer counter-top basin, you’ll find their high-sided dimensions mean you’ll generally need to plump for tall basin mixer taps to complete the look. These statuesque taps are real stunners in their own right and bring a serene elegance in their simplicity. We recommend employing a qualified plumber to fit your basin taps for a professional finish.
BATHROOM TAP PACKS
We’ve developed a suite of bathroom tap packs that promise to not only unify the theme of your bathroom but also be kind to your cash-flow. With major reductions available when you buy your basin and bath taps together, our bathroom tap packs are the best way to secure your taps without blowing the budget.
WHERE TO BUY A BASIN TAP
Choosing basin taps online is as easy as 1-2-3 at Bathroom takeaway. All you need to do is select your perfect basin taps, pay for them securely through our online store, and we’ll take care of the rest – delivering your basin taps directly to your door. We’ll even give you free delivery if your order is over £299. We’re confident you’ll be delighted with your purchase but, in the unlikely event that you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll give you our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
With more than 200,000 top quality bathroom products for you to choose from, you can browse at your heart’s content from the comfort of your own home. We have everything you need within budget thanks to our Everyday Low-Price Promise. Forget waiting for the sales, you can get your dream bathroom today for less at Bathroom Takeaway. Just one of the many reasons our customers have rated us a Feefo Quadruple Gold Trusted Merchant.
Now that you know where to buy a basin tap, thanks to all the hints and tips included in this basin tap buying guide, why not browse our complete collection of basin taps and wider bathroom products at bathroomtakeaway.com. For further details about any of our bathroom products, please feel free to visit our Manchester or Birmingham showrooms or speak to one of our friendly experts on 0333 305 8200.