Some people may not know the different tap options available to them when they are renovating their bathrooms. This limited knowledge may cause them to select an option that is not suited to their style of bathroom. This article discusses some of the bathroom tap options that you should consider before selecting new taps to install during the renovation of your bathroom.
Pillar taps are usually composed of two separate taps. One of those taps draws cold water while the other draws hot water. The water all flows into the tub or basin in your bathroom. These taps are good for those who have bathrooms having a traditional style. However, they take up a lot of space because each of the taps has its own plumbing.
Mixer taps rely on the same outlet to discharge both hot and cold water. This type of tap allows you to get water of the desired temperature easily because they usually have flow control mechanisms to regulate how much hot water and cold water is drawn. Mixer taps also take up less space than pillar taps.
Freestanding taps are ideal for bathrooms that have roll top baths. This is because it is not possible to fit a tap on the deck of such a bath. The freestanding tap comes in handy for such situations because the tap can be installed near the bath so that the spout of the tap towers above the bath.
Deck-mounted taps are taps that can be attached onto the basin or bath. Holes are drilled through the deck of the bath in order to install the tap. Such taps are usually easy to install because the plumbing does not have to be hidden behind the walls of the bathroom.
Wall-mounted taps can look very stylish in the bathroom because the tap simply protrudes from the wall and is located just over the basin or bath. However, it may be more costly for you to install such a tap because you may need to gain access into the wall in order to lay the plumbing pipes that supply water to the tap.
As you can see, many types of bathroom taps exist to address the needs of different homeowners. However, you may need to talk to a professional before you make a final selection for your home. That expert will guide you on the most cost-effective way to install the new taps during the renovation.