An Easy Guide To Selecting Basin Taps


When choosing basin taps there are a few things to take into consideration, while you may see taps that really appeal to you, you need to ensure they blend in with all your other bathroom fixtures and fittings and that they will work with your new bathroom basin.

Tap Mountings

Before you go online and buy your new basin taps you will need to determine where and how you intend to mount your new taps. Does your basin have two tap holes or one? How close together are the two holes? These are important factors you need to take into consideration and that will help you find the right taps on your first try.

Basin Mixer tap

Phoenix WF Series Basin Mixer Tap

The basin taps you get are pillar taps, these are when you have two holes in your basin, one for hot and one for cold. Preferably if you have chosen a basin with these holes your bath will be the same.

Mixer basin taps are for when you have one hole in your basin for your tap, these taps use the same outlet for both hot and cold, mixing the water to your desired temperature and pressure.

The Finish

Your basin taps should be finished the same as all the other taps in your bathroom. My personal favourite is chrome, it blends in beautifully with the white bathroom products and is very modern and stylish.

There are a variety of materials to choose from, but if you are looking for elegance and style you may want to go with the chrome finish where you can match your bath taps, shower head and even your designer radiator to your basin taps.

Complementing The Space

The one mistake I have seen so many households make when choosing bathroom taps is not taking the design of the bathroom into consideration. Taps are available in the traditional design or very ultra-modern designs such as the stunning ZD Series Mono Basin Mixer, which is straight edged and modern with an unusual curve.

Now this basin tap may be what you have been dreaming of but will look out of place in a traditional or cottage bathroom. The same as if you are designing a modern bathroom and your bathroom products are all square and stylish, then the traditional pillar taps such as the JA Series basin taps would look out of place and ruin your overall design.

The Top Bathroom Wastes Selection


Bathroom wastes are the necessary equipment your bathroom needs when you pull the plug in your basin or bath. These wastes seal your basin or bath and when opened ensure the water is drained into the drainpipe, reducing the risk of flooding your bathroom.

As with any bathroom fixtures and fittings there are a choice of designs available, enabling you to find the perfect bathroom wastes that blend in with your current bathroom design.

Push Button Basin Waste

Push Button Basin Waste

Basin Wastes

I’m going to start on bathroom wastes. These include your waste and plug. They are placed at the bottom of your basin and allow the free flow of water into the main pipe. There is the traditional basin waste with plug and chain, this is the design you find in a majority of bathrooms.

These basin wastes are durable and very easy to install. The chain is attached to the plug so they are easy to pull out of the waste to allow the water to flow freely when opened.

Then there are the modern Klik Klak slotted and unslotted basin wastes. These are stylish in design and reduce the need for a plug, this can help reduce the clutter you find on the edge of your basin.

These basin wastes work where when you push the plug down it seals and give it another push to open it again, they are easy to use and are sophisticated in design.

Bath Wastes

Your bath wastes should incorporate an overflow pipe to reduce the risk of flooding your bathroom when you forget you left the bath running.

The Klik Klak bath waste with overflow filter not only reduces the risk of flooding, but will blend in with any bathroom design. This is the more traditional style that we have come to know when it comes to our bath wastes.

The round chrome overflow fits a standard size bath and comes with a plug, these are easy to install and durable, lasting for many years.

The Klik Klak square bath wastes are modern and stylish and the ideal choice for that modern bathroom where you have chosen a square basin, square shower and square bath. The overflow is square with square holes for excess water and even the plug is square, adding to the sophisticated design and finish.

You may not have realised it, but your wastes is an important decision. While they are a necessity there are a range of choices to blend in with any bathroom décor.