Six tips for choosing the best bathroom tap for the job

Michael Gray, GROHE UK Training Manager, looks at the six essential things to consider when choosing the best bathroom tap for the job:
grohe bt web1.    High or low pressure
Look for a tap that suits the water pressure in your home. If you have low water pressure, select a tap which will work to a low flow system, allowing the mixer to deliver a powerful stream of water.
2.    Style of basin
Choose a basin style that will complement the mixer, both in terms of looks and functionality. The tap and basin need to work in harmony so water does not splash out of the bowl. GROHE’s BestMatch™ app pairs together the perfect combination of basin and tap in terms of comfort, style and water delivery in just a few simple clicks!
3.    Finish
The finish of your tap is essential. Ensure that you choose a tap that is coated in order to prevent rust and lime scale for a long maintenance life. There are a number of finishes available, from chrome and moon white to supersteel and rose gold, to suit a variety of bathroom decors.
4.    Design of basin mixer
Think about what your tap will be used for. For washing hands in a cloakroom, a small tap may be needed. However, for filling a bath tub there are a range of beautiful wall mounted and freestanding mixers that you can choose from.
5.    Included with a pop up waste
Take a moment to see where the pop up waste lever is located. Pop up waste levers that are located out of the sink and are not submerged by water are great as you have easy access to them without having to put your hand in the water; perfect if the basin is full of very hot water.
 6.    Matching shower mixers, accessories
If you are looking to create a sleek and coordinated look in your bathroom, find out what shower mixers, accessories and ceramics match your chosen style. Some manufacturers offer a complete bathroom solution, offering an easy way to create a stylish bathroom that functions perfectly together. GROHE’s Essence range features fixtures for baths and showers, as well as basin mixers.