Taps Buying Guide
Taps Buying Guide
Welcome to our guide to buying bathroom taps, where we’ll help you go with the flow when it comes to choosing bathroom tap-ware.
When revamping a bathroom, it’s only natural to focus your attention on grandstand bathroom fittings, like the bath or shower, toilet and basin. In which case, it’s easy to overlook the finer details that really make a bathroom tick. Like taps, for example. These essential items are the real heroes of your bathroom, delivering a constant supply of cleansing water at your fingertips.
Taps can make a surprisingly expensive dent in your bathroom budget if you’re not careful. Not at Bathroom Takeaway though, because our Everyday Low-Price Promise means you’ll find the best deals online across our complete collection of bath, basin and even kitchen taps. In this taps buying guide, we’ll talk you through the various types of taps that we can offer.
HOW TO CHOOSE BATHROOM TAPS
All of our high-quality taps at Bathroom Takeaway are manufactured from durable brass and smartly finished with either a chrome or brushed steel exterior. Older taps relied on rubber washers, which were notorious for degrading to leave only a dripping tap behind. Whereas, the long-life ceramic discs in our taps mean you only need a quarter turn to make them watertight.
With all these in-built technological features, all you really have to worry about is choosing the perfect style of taps for you. Whether you’re looking for traditional basin pillar taps, stunning waterfall taps or trendy freestanding bath taps – we’ve got the look for you. Our range covers everything from traditional cross-head taps, to minimalist mixer taps and angular designer taps.
TYPES OF BATHROOM TAPS
Let’s take a closer look at all the options available to you when buying bathroom taps.
Where better to start than with your basin taps? After all, it’s these taps you’re inevitably going to use the most out of just about any other fitting in your bathroom. As such, you really do want to invest in a set that you’ll love using for many years to come. Your basin choice will have some 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).
For a traditional feel, pillar taps are your archetypal twin set that features either an ornate cross-head design or a more minimalist setup. Mono basin mixer taps present a sleek and often more angular alternative, offering a high degree of temperature control. While compact versions are the perfect accompaniment to cloakroom basins. Finally, for a tap that’s every bit an impressive water feature as it is a functional bathroom tool, waterfall basin mixer taps are king. These luxurious taps offer a satisfying spectacle every time water cascades from their open spouts.
It’s important to source bath taps that not only match the style of bath you’ve chosen but also your basin setup and the rest of the bathroom’s overall look. Once again, your choice of bath is going to determine which types of bathroom taps you should be browsing. By their very nature, freestanding baths generally require freestanding bath taps to complete the look. For most other types of baths, you have a choice between bath pillar taps, bath filler mixer taps or bath shower mixer taps that give you the added flexibility of a shower attachment.
Going one step further, Thermostatic bath shower mixer taps offer you the best of both worlds, be it a pampering bath or a functional family shower. All with the added benefit of a thermostatic valve that keeps water temperatures constant and minimises the risk of scalding if other taps in the house are turned on. Suitable for water pressures of 1 bar and above, all of our thermostatic bath shower mixer taps come with our 10-year ‘Fit and Forget’ guarantee and a 12-month guarantee on the shower head, riser rail and hose included.
BATHROOM TAP PACKS
We appreciate more than most how important a uniform look can be to harmonise the overall appearance of your bathroom. We also understand that value plays a key part in the decision making process. Which is why 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 breaking the bank.
We’re so passionate about giving you the best possible choice of taps that our range of options even extends to kitchen taps. After all, why shouldn’t you expect the same high standards of styling throughout your home? Our complete range of mono kitchen mixer taps offer unrivalled control and contemporary styling. Complement the lines of your kitchen with our selection of single and dual lever stainless steel, brushed nickel and chrome taps. For added versatility, our pull out rinser kitchen taps let you attack stubborn cleaning challenges with incredible accuracy.
WASTES & FITTINGS
Of course, no taps buying guide would be complete without some nitty-gritty practicality. Your tap water needs somewhere to flow into, which is where our selection of chrome wastes and bottle traps come in. These essential fittings are available in an array of attractive designs and are built from solid brass for the ultimate durability and ease of installation. Plugs and pipework have never looked so attractive.
CHOOSING BATHROOM TAPWARE FROM BATHROOM TAKEAWAY
Buying bathroom taps online is as easy as 1-2-3 at Bathroom takeaway. All you need to do is track down your ideal taps, pay for them securely through our online store, and wait the short time it takes us to deliver your bathroom taps to your doorstep. We’ll even give you free delivery on orders over £299. Plus, in the unlikely event that you’re not completely happy with your purchase, we’ll give you our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
With more than 200,000 stunning bathroom products for you to browse, we’re sure to have just the right fittings to create your perfect bathroom. Because we keep our prices low all year round, you can get everything you need and still come in on budget. Forget waiting for the sales, you’ll find incredible bargains online every day at Bathroom Takeaway. Great products and exceptional service are everything to us. Which is why so many satisfied customers have rated us a Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant.