Bathroom Mixer Tap
When there is only one hole in the bathroom vanity, you will need a mixer tap to run both the hot and cold water lines so that the water can mix in the tap. Mixer taps conserve room in the vanity and are great for combining your shower and bathtub in small spaces, or just to achieve a classic or industrial feel. A stand-alone tub for someone who prefers showers isn’t necessarily ideal, but shower mixer taps are the sort of bathroom appliances that give you the feel of a shower without there actually being a shower stall.Uses
Sometimes there isn’t enough time to take a bath, and you don’t have a shower stall. For moments like these, there are mixer taps. When enjoying a luxurious bath, a mixer tap allows for easy hair washing. They’re great for rinsing off the kids, too. A basin sink vanity works well with mixer taps. It gives the basin a minimalist look and brings the attention to the basin rather than the tap.Styles
Whatever your decor or theme, there is a mixer tap that will fit in perfectly. If you’re a lover of vintage art deco, you may appreciate porcelain levers with a golden finish. Perhaps the elegance of a floor standing shower mixer tap will give your bathroom just what it needs to become your polished spa. Mixer taps for the vanity can blend in or stand out. You will find both single and double handle styles in a variety of finishes and shapes, from square to cylindrical to swan neck.Finishes
Mixer taps often use brass or steel materials, or manufacturers dip them in different finishes. Brass finishes suit Victorian themed decor, while a shiny and reflective chrome mixer tap works well with industrial and contemporary decor. The chrome finish is an extremely popular choice. There are also brushed, matte and satin finishes. These make for easy cleaning and pair well with more modern decors. There are also timeless stainless steel mixer taps that wash easy and look great.Choosing Mixer Taps
When you are choosing your mixer tap, be sure to check the water pressure requirements. Sometimes, this bathroom appliance needs a higher pressure in order to mix the hot and cold water optimally. Match the size of your taps to the size of your sink, tub and space. You will typically want to go smaller for smaller basins and bathtubs and larger for larger basins and bathtubs. If you are replacing an existing mixer tap, remove it to make sure that you get the right diameter.