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Bathroom Sink Taps

Unless you've chosen a sink with incorporated taps, you'll probably need to pick out your bathroom sink taps when designing your bathroom. Basins can either have mixer taps or individual hot and cold taps, but this isn't your only choice; you can decide the finish, the type of handle or on-off function you want and how you'd like the water to come out of the tap.

What style bathroom basin taps should I get?


Waterfall taps are popular these days and can look stunning in contemporary bathrooms. They work by releasing water at the top of the tap and then letting it run down an open spout, shoot or ledge into the sink below so it looks more like a waterfall than a regular tap does. The type of tap you choose may depend on the type of bathroom basin you have chosen. You may need wall mounted taps if you have a vessel sink or a style that doesn't have room to hold taps, whereas many traditional bib or pillar taps will need to sit on the back of the sink.

The classic pillar tap is a design that will work in most bathrooms, while mixer taps may be more your style if you like the variation in temperature they can give you. Wheel-like handles are an example of traditional basin taps, while push, lift and turn handles are more modern and easier to use. You can even find motion sensor taps if you don't want the hassle of turning handles at all – but remember that you won't be able to vary the temperature as easily.

What finish should I choose for my bathroom sink taps?


When it comes to your bathroom tap finishes, consider what your other fixtures and fittings look like in your shower, bath and on your toilet. The most common finish of bathroom tap is chrome, but you can also find stainless steel, black, gold and copper finishes to go for a more unique look in your bathroom.

How to change bathroom basin taps?


Installing taps can be tricky and you'll need to make sure water doesn't spill out while you're working, so it's best to choose your taps and then hire a professional plumber to install them rather than risking a plumbing nightmare!

Are all bathroom sink taps the same size?


All new bathroom sink taps are made in a standard size, but you should check the distance between the holes of old basins, in case they’re not compatible with your new taps.

Where to buy bathroom sink taps?


We have a wide variety of bathroom sink taps here at Houzz UK. With everything from contemporary to traditional basin taps, you’re bound to find the kind that will complement your bathroom perfectly. Whether you’re looking for bathroom basin mixer taps or wall mounted basin taps, enjoy browsing our fantastic selection on Houzz UK.
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