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PlumbNation Plumbing Supplies Bathroom Tap Guide
PlumbNation 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.
- Basin Taps – Sold in a pair, and suitable for 2 Tap Hole Basins only. Usually found in budget bathrooms or traditionally styled bathrooms. 1/2" - 15mm tap connectors required.
- Bath Taps – Sold in a pair, and suitable for 2 Tap Hole Baths only. Usually found on standard baths – ideal for budget bathrooms. 3/4" - 22mm tap connectors required.
- Monobloc Basin Mixers – Single Mixer Tap with one spout, suitable for 1 Tap Hole Basins only. A Pop-up Waste is usually included – controlled via a lever on the back of the Mixer Tap. Also available without a Pop-up waste. 10/12mm - 15mm flexible or copper tap connectors usually included.
- Free Standing Basin Mixers – Similar to a standard Monobloc Basin Mixer but much higher. Designed for use with Countertop Basins where the Tap is mounted ajacent to the Basin on the work surface. Usually supplied with 10/12mm - 15mm flexible tap connectors.
- Monobloc Bath Mixers – Single Mixer Tap with one spout, suitable for 1 Tap Hole Baths only. 10/12mm - 22mm flexible or copper tap connectors usually included.
- Deck Mounted Bath Fillers – Mounted on the Bath rim (Deck), water is supplied through a single spout and mixed my either a single lever mixer or separate hot & cold levers. Also available with Pillars to allow a raised mounting position. 3/4” – 22mm tap connectors required.
- 3 Tap Hole Basin Taps – A mixer tap for hot and cold water, intended for specially designed basins with three holes, one for each tap cartridge, and one for the spout. Mixed water is supplied through this single spout. 1/2" – 15mm tap connectors required.
- 3 Tap Hole Bath Taps – A mixer tap for hot and cold water, intended for specially designed baths with three holes, one for each tap cartridge, and one for the spout. Mixed water is supplied through this single spout. 3/4" – 22mm tap connectors required.
- Wall Mounted Basin Taps – Available as Single Mixer Taps or 3 Hole Manual Valves. Suitable for use with 0 Tap Hole Basins. Allows all plumbing to be concealed behind a tiled wall. 1/2" – 15mm tap connectors required.
- Wall Mounted Bath Taps – Available as Single Mixer Taps or 3 Hole Manual Valves. Suitable for use with 0 Tap Hole Baths. Allows all plumbing to be concealed behind a tiled wall. 3/4" - 22mm tap connectors required.
- Bath Shower Mixers – A Bath Mixer Tap with a Shower attachment available in various mounting options including Deck Mounted, Wall Mounted and Floor Mounted. Includes a lever or button operated bypass valve to divert the water flow between the Taps and Shower attachment. 3/4" – 22mm connectors required.
- Bidet Mixers – 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. All Bidet taps are 1 Tap Hole Mixer Taps. 1/2" - 15mm tap connectors required.
- Infra Red Taps – An automatic hands free Tap. Equipped with an infra-red motion detector that automatically opens the Tap valve. Common in public washrooms where they help to reduce water consumption and the spread of disease.
- Bath Waste Filler Kits – A combination of a Bath Filler, Overflow and Waste Kit all in one. The water emerges from a hole on the underside of the chrome circular overflow. The flow to the filler is controlled either by a pair of valves mounted on the bath, or by a manual or thermostatic valve set into the wall. Some Waste Filler kits offer the added feature of a secondary outlet to allow you divert the water flow between the Bath Filler and a Shower head attachment.
Water Tap Pressure
Water pressure 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.