Our guide to buying your bathroom taps

Shopping for a new bathroom tap can be confusing with such a wide selection of shapes, sizes, styles available. Our guide to buying bathroom taps makes it easier to find the right one for you. There are a range of different types to suit the wide range of basin options available. Many basins have the choice of one or two tap holes, highlighting the first step in selecting your tap.

Coping under the pressure

The UK is unique in that many homes are still using more traditional, low pressure gravity fed plumbing systems commonly found in older properties. Many of our taps operate from low to high water pressure, making it easier to select the right tap based on the water flow rate in your home. Look out for the below icons to be sure:

We recommend that you seek advice from your plumber before purchasing, they will advise you on the plumbing system you have and the likely water pressure it can achieve.

Basin types

To ensure your taps are suitable for your basin’s, make sure you have measured the depth of your new or existing basin before purchasing. Many standard basin mixers complement 800mm and above basins.

Whereas slim basin mixers are especially designed to work with proportions or 500mm & 600mm basins and mini basin mixers are proportionally even smaller for cloakrooms.

Co-ordinated showers

Whether it’s the heritage style of ball terminal turn handles in the Cranborne collection or the sleek contemporary design of our Craft collection, there is something for all bathroom styles. If you are looking for co-ordinated your taps shower systems, take a look at our matching shower collections to continue a seamless style across your whole bathroom.