Know More About Kitchen Taps
Kitchen Taps can give a whole new stylish look for minimal expenditure. Taps are an essential part a functional kitchen. But, how can a tap be more functional? Well some can be stretched away from the fitting; some even include a water filter!
Separate Taps or Mixer Tap
This is the first decision you need to make. If you already have a sink with cut-outs for taps then this will limit your choice. Modern kitchen sinks are independent, with the taps normally mounted in the worktop rather than the sink. Separate hot and cold kitchen taps are available in chrome or gold effects, square or round cross-section and every high or low style you can imagine, including lever-taps as well as traditional capstan heads.
Kitchen Mixer taps are the modern alternative and are most people’s preferred tap for their kitchens. These come in high low and intermediate heights, different finishes and are available as either single or double lever taps.
Lever-Action or Capstan Head Taps
Lever-action taps are very convenient for a kitchen, meaning you can go from 0-100% flow just by moving the lever through 900. Higher, swan’s neck taps are more convenient than lower counter-level mixer taps as you need to run water into large containers; they do cost a bit more, but the extra expense is worthwhile.
Pull Out Taps
Few mixer taps have a pull-out head, so you can direct the water flow wherever you wish. These are useful if you want to direct the water over a draining board, or into a bucket.
Some high-end taps come with a built-in filter function. This removes the need for separate filters for every appliance or for an expensive water softening and filtration system. If you live in a hard water area where drinking water does not quench your thirst because of all the dissolved salts then a filter tap is one solution to consider. It will remove hardness, chlorine and solids from your water, so you can taste water as it is meant to taste.
Choosing Your Kitchen Taps
Visit QS Supplies website or showroom to see the vast range of high quality kitchen taps that is available today. Handle the taps in the showroom and see which feel most comfortable. Seeing the taps in front of you rather than on a screen is the best way to choose.