Why Selecting The Right One is Important?
Taps can completely make or break the whole design concept of any bathroom, so whether you choose a freestanding or fitted bath, it is important to choose appropriate taps. Where space is at a premium, incorporating bath shower mixers is an ideal solution which gives your bath versatility. If you are not remodelling your entire bathroom, replacing old taps with matching basin and bath taps can enhance the aesthetics of the room, giving it a more streamlined look. Check out this definitive buying guide to find out more.
With Bath mixer taps you can perfectly control the temperature of the water with one easy motion. This single body model mixes cold and hot water; so that it comes out in a single stream. In some models, there are two handles fitted on either side, which are used to control the water flow, which makes it very easy to regulate the temperature. However, if you are looking for two individual taps for hot and cold water, have a look at our range of Bath Pillar Taps.
Bath Shower Mixers come in a fabulous choice of modern and traditional designs, and boast the latest technology to give you a refreshing power shower anytime of the day. There is a choice of wall mounted, deck mounted; or free standing, which is perfect for free standing as well as fixed baths. The one, four and five hole mixers are among the most popular choices.
Mixer taps are most commonly used in basins and kitchen sink where the temperature of the water needs to be controlled quickly and conveniently. The first mixers were invented in 1880 by Thomas Campbell in New Brunswick, and this style quickly became popular due to its sleek design and ease of use. The varieties used in baths and showers usually feature a special pressure balancing element so that the water pressure will not affect the chosen ratio of hot and cold water that is selected.
Before installing a mixer, it is important to check your water pressure. Bear in mind that relatively high water pressure of 0.5 Bar is required to make this type of tap work optimally. It is recommended that it should be installed by a professional plumber, who will be able to check the water pressure if you are in any doubt. For quality, longevity, good design and performance, it is worth investing in branded taps. Reputable manufacturers rigorously check the operation and reliability of their products and often offer extensive guarantees.
These can be made from a range of different materials. We have included the main benefits of each of the most popular materials:
- Brass: this attractive material features a warm and inviting look and can transform a plain bathroom into a stylish room. Brass taps are ideal for country or Victorian themes and will give your bathroom an extra touch of class. Should you require traditional, classically styled, Burlington has an extensive range to meet your needs including Anglesey, Birkenhead, Claremont, Kensington and Stafford. All the ranges from Burlington are made from brass ingots and plated in chrome, and their shower hoses have the added advantage of being anti-kink.
- Chrome: this material gleams and gives the bathroom an extra gloss and feel of cleanliness. To get the most out of shiny chrome brassware, these must be cleaned and regularly polished so that these taps do not appear to be dirty or tarnished.
- Matte and Satin Finishes: these materials are much easier to care for than chrome while still supplying the clean and fresh look. Stain and matte finishes will give the bathroom a modern and sleek look that works well with a wide range of different styles.
Some Leading Models & Brands
With so many different styles to choose from, below we have listed few examples to get you started.Porcelanosa Noken Lounge
This top of the range product is sure to be top of the list. Its design is crisp and very modern, making it suitable for modern homes. The four-hole deck mounted model is very striking and is created in highly polished chrome. The model has been designed by renowned Italian designer Simone Micheli and features a diverter as well as a bath spout; while the flexible hose makes this model ideal for the shower as well as the bath.Synergie Deck Mounted Single Lever Four Hole Tap
This product comes from Vado, which is known for its top of the range bathroom furniture and accessories. This model features sharp lines that work well in any modern bathroom while polished chrome has been selected as the material. One of the great things about this product is that it comes with a twelve-year guarantee, proving that it has been built to last. The product is supplied with a modern shower kit and is H2ECO compatible. The waterfall effect spout provides a very satisfying shower experience that the whole family will love.Grohe Spa Allure Floor Standing Model
Not only is the design of this model is very appealing, it is also strikingly modern. The design features both a hand shower and a mixer tap, making it ideal for use. The flexible design makes this model ideal for families that have different requirements, and a special Sena hand mixer is included. The model has been specially designed so that it is protected from backflow and comes with a five-year guarantee. Another special feature that makes this model stand apart from its competitors is the swivel spout that boasts a stop limiter while ease of use and control is supplied by the automatic diverter. The modern chrome finish resists tarnishing and soiling to keep the model looking bright and new for a long period, making it very easy to clean and care for even with heavy duty use. If you are looking for inspiring designs, outstanding quality and innovative technology, GROHE manufactures products that easily fulfil these requirements. For contemporary styles, the Europlus and Eurostyle Cosmopolitan ranges are popular solutions, while their spectacular Allure range includes the 4-hole single-lever bath combination and the single-lever mixer. For the ultimate in luxury and opulence, the GROHE Spa range showcases a variety of prestigious taps that will enhance any washroom design.
We would also mention the brand, Crosswater, who are amongst the leaders in manufacturing beautifully crafted modern and traditional taps, and offer an extensive range of innovative design. Their portfolio includes Belgravia, Kelly Hoppen and Mike Pro. With an enormous choice of exquisite bath mixer, the brand have exceeded the expectations of the most discerning customer.
The other brand, which is worth mentioning is the DEVA. With an enviable reputation for quality, service and reliability at affordable prices, the brand has a vast catalogue of products which satisfies both contemporary and classical bathroom schemes. The popular Deva Vision deck mounted model is ideal for use as a shower, whereas the impressive Vision floor mounted mono shower mixer, incorporating a handheld shower head and lever handles, is the perfect partner for any freestanding bath.
As bathroom is one of the smallest room in the house, planning and replacing can be quite challenging. Nevertheless, whatever the size of the room, there are thousands of products available to help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams. There are a lot of different varieties to choose from, so it is a good idea to take a look at the various options at our web-store and select the right one for your washroom.