You're super excited about your home renovation and you just can't wait to get things going. You start your shopping and found the tap of your dreams and the best part? It's on offer! Grab it! ~ or....not?
However tempting the offer is, we'd highly recommend to wait till you're fairly certain of the basin you're going to have.
It's for a simple reason really: basins are bigger in body and have a lot more to consider in terms of size and type of installation all of which are affected by site restrictions. So always confirm your basins before you shop for your tap. Besides, basins are highly interesting with all sorts of designs and it'll be fun to start with them.
Let's have a look at the different basin taps available for each basin type...
Deck mounted basin taps
These are the most common type of taps you would use. There are various designs and height available.
Short height taps are most suitable for mounting directly on the basin itself, or on the countertop.
Featuring: Keuco Edition 400 Basin Mixer 51504, height 120mm
Hot Tip ! Take note of the distance from the centre of the basin waste hole to the edge of the basin.
In this example, the distance from the centre of the basin waste hole to the edge is about 205mm.
This is important as we want to try and point the jet of water towards the middle. It would give ample room for the user to splash about in.
Of course, it might not be possible in every situation, but it is a guideline that would be useful.
Featuring: Keuco Edition 400 Basin Mixer, 51502, height 150mm
Extended Height deck mounted basin taps
These are great for pairing with your selected countertop basins. They are much taller than the average deck mounted basin taps.
Featuring: Keuco Edition 400 Basin Mixer 51502
Hot Tip ! When selecting these tall basin mixers. Make sure there is sufficient height clearance below the spout.
In this example, the height of the basin is at 130mm while the mixer has a clearance of 241mm below the spout. That would leave an ample height of 111mm above the basin top.
If you have mirror cabinets above the basin, make sure the overall height of the basin mixer and it's handle will be within the space available.
Wall Mounted basin taps
These mixers are also known as concealed basin taps. They consist of a body embedded into the wall and an exposed part with handle and spout.
These are great for instances where you wish to keep the vanity counter as slim as possible. Or for when you are using basins which do not have a taphole for installation of basin mixers. Like on freestanding basins.
Featuring: Keuco Edition 400 Wall Mounted Basin Mixer
Floor mounted basin taps
Last but not least, there are also floor mounted basin mixers which are perfect for freestanding basins.
These are much like the wall mounted basin mixers in that they usually have a concealed part embedded into the ground with the exposed parts anchored to the floor.
Crestial Floor mounted basin mixer C33650
Let the beautiful basins inspire a great love for bathroom designs. Check out our basins here. And don't forget - select your basin before you buy your basin taps!
We hope you enjoyed our little tips!