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Bathroom Taps Buying Guide

If you’re looking to create your dream bathroom, choosing the rights taps can be an important decision. Bathroom Taps are an area that can be easily overlooked compared to the rest of your bathroom design but, as the saying goes, ‘the devil is in the detail’ - so make sure you pick the right fittings to complete your look.

Posted by: Sunny, 03rd April 2019

Basin Mixer Taps

Basin Mixer Taps are most commonly associated with contemporary style bathrooms. A basin mixer tap combines hot and cold water in the body of the tap and allows you to swivel or turn to the desired temperature. You will only need one hole in your basin or surface. These types of taps are extremely popular and you’ll find a wide range of stylish designs available.

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Cloakroom Taps

If you’re working with a small space, you’ll want functional taps that won’t take up too much room. A cloakroom tap is a refined tap design that is ideal for smaller bathrooms. You can find cloakroom taps in waterfall designs which allows water to cascade from your tap. They are also available as mixer taps, where the hot and cold water exists through a shared, single spout.

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Wall-Mounted Taps

Wall-Mounted taps will deliver a minimalist feel in terms of design as it leaves the space around your basin looking less cluttered. As no pipework is visible, it’s perfect for a contemporary interior. These type of taps require a little more DIY know-how, to install (we always recommend a professional!) but the result can instantly transform your bathroom by turning your taps into a focal point. If they’ve taken your fancy, have a browse here.

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Waterfall Taps

If you’re looking to turn your bathroom into a luxurious personal spa, then a waterfall tap is just what you’re looking for. The open spout tap creates a cascading water effect which fits beautifully into contemporary bathroom designs. You can find our stunning range of waterfall taps, here.

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Countertop Basin Taps

With their sleek design appeal, countertop basin taps are a great statement piece. Located on the outside of the basin, these type of taps work especially well when located over large basins as their additional height gives them a slender, attractive profile. If you’re working in a small space, countertop basin designs can also be a good space saving solution as you can integrate the tap on top of a bathroom cabinet. You can have a look at our extensive, quality range of countertop basin taps, here.

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Traditional Taps

Perfect for a traditional design, they offer a timeless appeal and are a wonderful addition to a vintage-inspired bathroom. The most notable features of traditional bathroom taps, particularly basin taps, is that they often come as two separate pillars with each tap running either hot or cold water. At soak.com, you’ll find many different designs available, from the classic star-shaped handles to more elongated, refined designs. You can view our range of traditional taps, here.

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Bath Mixer Taps

Bath mixer taps are a simple yet effective way to update your bathroom décor. They allow both and hot and cold water to mix which allows you to be more accurate with the temperature of your bath. Mixer taps can also double-up as a great space saver, particularly if you have a shower or bath enclosure. As the name suggests, mixer taps mix both hot and cold water, which is a great preventative measure against scalding and keeps the whole family safe. Our stylish selection of mixer taps is right here!

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Freestanding Taps

Sleek, contemporary and luxurious, freestanding taps can be a stunning accompaniment to any bathroom scheme. As the name suggests, the tap stands separate to the bath and provides a decadent addition to your room. Create the ultimate boutique hotel look with our range of freestanding taps.

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