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.
Traditional basin taps come in a pair with a range of configurations and styles. Whether it’s a lever action or cross head handles, there is a style to suit all bathroom spaces.
Basin mixers conveniently blend hot and cold-water sources to provide the ideal and balanced water temperature. Requiring only a single tap hole basin and available in wide range of styles, makes this is a popular brassware choice.
Create a true ‘wow’ factor moment in your bathroom with a waterfall tap or spout. The cascading water provides a stunning water fall effect into your bathroom basin or bath.
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:
LP1 - Low Pressure 1
Suitable for all plumbing systems including conventional gravity fed ones with a minimum 0.1 bar pressure* and above.
LP 2 – Low Pressure 2
Suitable for all plumbing systems including conventional gravity fed ones with a minimum 0.2bar pressure* and above.
MP – Medium Pressure
Suitable for all plumbing systems including conventional gravity fed ones with a minimum 0.5bar pressure* and above.
HP – High Pressure
Require a minimum pressure of 1.0bar or above and are more suitable for modern pressured plumbing systems.
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.
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.
Peace of Mind
For peace of mind, our taps are manufactured in a closely controlled environment with extensive quality control tests. All of our taps come with a 10-year guarantee, which includes the internal cartridge.
Our range of optional regulators and aerators that are an easy, cost effective way to help save water in the bathroom. These add-on products can be used with selected Roper Rhodes taps to reduce your water consumption and so help save money too.
Ceramic Disc Technology
All of our taps are built to the highest technical specification, including the internal components. The ceramic discs in our basin mixers and bath fillers mean that a simple lift of the handle or quarter turn, takes the tap from completely off to fully on. This smooth action is extremely practical and incredibly durable.
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.