Here at PlumbNation we offer a vast range of bathroom taps, including basin, bidet or bath / shower mixer taps, designed to suit any style of bathroom. Whether you are looking for a more traditionally styled bathroom, or you want to make an impact with a more contemporary décor, you are guaranteed to find the perfect bathroom taps here at PlumbNation Plumbing Supplies.
Our bathroom taps collection has been selected from the most prestigious names in the tap industry, including excellent manufacturers such as Grohe, Ideal Standard, Sagittarius and Roca, making the humble water tap the essence of both design and functionality.
A well-designed bathroom deserves an elegant mixer tap to complete the style you are looking to achieve. When looking to buy bathroom taps you’ll discover the PlumbNation Plumbing Supplies Tap collection to have the best designs and the best craftsmanship available. A good quality tap will last a lifetime so be sure to choose a design with timeless appeal.
PlumbNation Plumbing Supplies Water Tap Guide
Before choosing from our range of Bathroom Taps, Kitchen Taps, Mixer Taps, Bath Shower Mixer Taps, Basin Taps, Sink Taps and Tap Accessories you will need to choose the best plan of attack before making that essential purchase.
Water Tap Pressure
The first thing to consider is the water pressure of your home, as this will play a pivotal role in deciding which tap to buy. Many households in the UK have low water pressure (without any additional pressure boosting systems installed). Typically, water is fed through to the water taps via a gravity fed system, such as a tank in the loft. However if you have a combi boiler or an Unvented Hot Water Cylinder installed then you can make full use of the high mains pressure available, and a wider choice of water tap options.
Check the current pressure of the hot water system, water pressure can be measured in three common units, bar, psi and Head (m).
1 bar = 14.5 psi = 10 metres Head
For example if the vertical distance from the tank to the water tap is 5m then there will be approximately 0.5 bar maximum pressure available. However if the pipes make several bends or have long horizontal runs then the available water pressure will be reduced.
Each water tap will state its minimum requirement for water pressure (for example 1 bar). You can normally find this information within the product information or brochure however if in doubt we recommend that you contact the manufacturer of the tap or tap accessories directly (i.e. Grohe, Ideal Standard, Roca, etc.).
Water Tap Styles
The burning question – should I go for traditional taps or contemporary taps? This will largely depend on the looks you are hoping to achieve, for example if you are aiming for a rustic, authentic feel to your room in question then wonderfully classic traditional taps are likely be your best bet. If however you are aiming to fully utilise the latest modern technologies available, revolutionise the way you use water at home and impress on new levels then the PlumbNation Plumbing Supplies tap collection is here for you.
We spend huge amounts of time in the bathroom so it is worth investing in a top quality durable bathroom tap. The bathroom can play host to an assorted and practical range of bathroom taps. Bathroom taps come in the form of basin taps, basin mixer taps, bath taps, bath mixer taps, bidet taps, bidet mixer taps, bath shower taps, and bath shower mixer taps to name a few. Each type of bathroom tap will be named accordingly to its specific vocation. If you’re looking for a fresh, modern style then PlumbNation Plumbing Supplies’ huge selection of Bathroom Taps will really help to contemporise your bathroom.
A Basin Tap comes second only to the Kitchen Sink Tap for the amount of usage it receives over the course of a busy day. Basin Taps are mostly used for washing hands in a basin. A basin will come pre-drilled with a set number of holes for use with a hot and cold basin tap or a basin mixer tap. For example if the basin has three holes, then you will need a three-hole basin mixer. When choosing Basin Taps from the PlumbNation Plumbing Supplies Bathroom Mixer Taps collection be sure to choose the right model to match your basin / sanitary ware so that they match appropriately.
The options for choosing a Basin Tap are as follows: Traditional Basin Pillar Taps, Mono Basin Mixer Taps (also referred to as Monobloc Basin Mixer Taps), Wall Mounted Basin Taps, Three Hole Basin Taps, Single Lever Basin Taps, Basin Tap with Pop Up Waste system.
Basin Pillar Taps
Classic and timeless in design, our range of Single Outlet Pillar Taps are traditional yet contemporary in appearance. A Pillar Tap is simple to use and easier to install than a Mixer Basin Tap, and also considered at times to be more reliable than a Mixer Tap. An example circumstance where Pillar Taps are used would be Two Tap Hole Basin Pillar Taps, which deliver hot and cold water independently of one another. In many circumstances, each tap will be mounted in a single hole of a basin or worktop.
Basin Mixer Taps
Single Lever Mixer Taps are the incredibly popular benchmark for the contemporary bathroom tap. A Single Lever Mixer Tap combines elegant functionality with strikingly modern design. Single Lever Mixer Basin Taps have one lever to control both hot and cold water with one hand. By gently using your fingertips you can effortlessly adjust the temperate and flow rate of both hot and cold water. Hot and cold water is fed into a Mixer Tap so that only one spout is required, allowing you to adjust the temperature to suit your exact needs (this is practically essential for washing hands when the hot water is boiling hot). This makes the mixer tap not only easier and more enjoyable to use it actually saves space too. Grohe Mixer Taps feature ceramic cartridge technology to ensure a longer lifetime of heavy use. Ceramic cartridges are more efficient than rubber components and are replaceable when necessary.
A Bath Tap should compliment the bath it is to be connected to and should encourage a relaxing atmosphere. A bath tap must also match the décor of the bathroom and preferably all other taps within the bathroom if possible. It is common for a bath to have its own range of taps that have been especially designed for it, it is therefore recommended that you choose from these taps over all others if this option is open to you.
Bath Taps are available as Bath Pillar Taps, Bath Mixer Taps, Bath Filler Taps, Deck Mounted Bath Filler Taps, Bath Shower Taps, Bath Shower Mixer Taps, Deck Mounted Bath Shower Taps, Deck Mounted Bath Shower Mixer Taps, Floor Mounted Bath Shower Mixer Taps and Thermostatic Bath Shower Taps. Your final decision should be based on the style you are looking to achieve and your personal water tap preferences.
Bath Filler Taps
A Bath Filler Tap will fill a bath with water in a short amount of time. Like a basin mixer you can simply adjust the hot and cold flow to create the desired temperature creating the perfect bathing environment.
Bath Shower Mixer Taps / Bath Shower Taps
A Bath Shower Mixer is powered simply by the mains pressure and is controlled via the hot and cold water levers. A Bath Shower Mixer Tap will work just as well as an electric shower if the mains pressure has a high enough flow rate. It’s cheaper and easier to install than an electric shower because you are not required to connect any wiring or add any additional plumbing.
A bidet tap will differ greatly from that of other water tap designs, as they have been specially designed for use with a bidet only. A bidet is not always considered to be essential for the bathroom but if you have the means then you will find a great selection of wonderfully inspired Bidet Tap designs. You may choose from Bidet Taps, Bidet Mixer Taps, Single Lever Bidet Mixer Taps and Mono Bidet Mixer Taps.