The Amazing World of Tap Selection

If you’re renovating your bathroom or just looking to give your bathroom a little facelift, tap selection isn’t overly exciting and you may not consider it amazing.

When you think that years ago there were the cross topped taps and that was the choice you had, there were always a tap for hot and a separate tap for cold, there weren’t mixer taps or single taps. There are so many choices available today and when you think of their modern design, elegant beauty and perfect chrome finish, you can start getting excited.

There are different taps for everything in your bathroom from the stunning basin taps to the modern bath taps and even the convenient bidet taps. Yes bidet taps. Now you’re probably wondering why I would mention these, but bidets are more popular than you may think, in fact a majority of homes in Europe today have a bidet in their bathroom.

OK let’s be honest a majority of these homes that have a bidet in the bathroom don’t use it, but a bidet enhances the bathroom space, makes it look sophisticated and elegant and when combined with the right bidet taps, these items can really make a statement in the bathroom.

Basin Taps at kings bathroom ltd

CA Basin Taps


It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for bidet taps or bath or basin taps, you want the same style to flow throughout the space. If you have chosen cylindrical taps for your basin, then you should also choose cylindrical bidet taps and bath taps, you want the style to flow with ease throughout the space.

These days it’s popular to go for the straight edges with square or rectangular designs and there are a host of taps available, including bidet taps that offer this elegant and modern option.


One of the considerations you need to make when selecting taps is your overall bathroom design. You should keep the taps in line with the design. If you have chosen a traditional style throughout the space, don’t go for an ultra-modern tap. The same applies if you have a modern design, be sure your bidet taps and your bath and basin taps are modern and stylish to blend in with the design.

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.

How to Choose Bath Taps

Bath taps and shower

Bath Tap and Shower

You would think something as simple as bath taps would be an easy choice for your new bathroom, but there are so many different style options and your choice needs to be made with care to ensure it blends in with your basin taps, shower taps and your overall bathroom design.

Can you imagine what it would look like to have traditional taps on your bath, but your entire bathroom has been completed in a minimalist modern style? It would look out of place, completely wrong and would ruin the design style you are trying to achieve.


Your Bathroom

By the time you’re ready to start shopping around for bath taps you have already chosen your bath, basin and toilet. Your tiles are chosen and you know what colour you are painting your walls, maybe you’ve decided to tile your walls. This in fact makes it easier to choose the right style of bath taps that will complement your bathroom design.

Your Taps

Sit back and picture what your final bathroom will look like. Have you chosen an ultra-modern design? Maybe you’ve gone for a more traditional look. Either way you need to start paying attention to your bath taps. Your bath taps can really make or break your bathroom design so special attention must be paid to these fittings.

There is the ZD Series of bath and shower mixer which is a wonderful addition to the modern bathroom. The single tap is a unique arched design with a rectangular shower head, both finished in a stunning chrome that blends in with any bathroom design.

The CA Series mounted bath and shower mixer is one of my firm favourites. These bath taps are guaranteed to become the centre-piece of your bathroom design with a tap with two levels to control water flow and temperature. The amazing waterfall effect from the square tap design along with the slim rectangular shower head all finished in shiny chrome will blend in with any modern bathroom design.

The QS bath filler is when you only want a tap and don’t want the advantage of a shower in your bath. These rectangular bath taps are ultra-modern with a ninety degree angled spout and minimalist button levers.

If you want to combine the old with the new then the CR Series combined the two beautifully with a spectacular cylindrical design and cross head controls, these bath taps have a straight but cylindrical shower head, ideal if you have chosen a rounded edged bath, basin and toilet.