Any suggestions washbasin sink mixer taps - I know it's dull...

(10 Posts)
indieblack Thu 23-Jul-15 15:42:35

Not the most exciting but I hoping for some suggestions as am overwhelmed with choice.

We're planning a new bathroom and are looking at a Bette Ocean bath with Aqualisa Quartz bath and shower fill. Am planning a small grey gloss cabinet with sink but not sure which tap. Plumber suggested Grohe but not sure which one to choose. Anyone have a great mixer tap?

MissRainbowBrite Thu 23-Jul-15 15:49:40

Not a bathroom tap but we just had a new kitchen mixer tap from Franke and it's great.
The advice we got was to go with a make like Franke, Grohe or Bristan.

WhattodowithMum Thu 23-Jul-15 15:55:12

We bought Ideal Standard taps and are very happy with them. Seven years later and still no drips or issues. Our criteria was that they had to be mixer taps, aerated (so the hot and cold are truly mixed), and controlled with a single handle (joy stick style.) So much easier and more ergonomic. It meant we couldn't buy anything too trendy which was a blessing because now all these years later they look fine, unremarkable and unnoticed rather than dated eyesores.

indieblack Thu 23-Jul-15 18:53:18

Thanks for the suggestions I'll add them to the list. Any other pics of great taps?

Peshwari Thu 23-Jul-15 21:41:15

We went with a Bristan tap, mainly because it matched our shower controls fairly well.

www.screwfix.com/p/bristan-nero-basin-mixer-bathroom-tap/39378

PigletJohn Thu 23-Jul-15 23:31:01

I like Bristan taps, though some of the designs are not to my taste.

A tap with two capstan heads will be easier to maintain and IMO more reliable than a joystick.

If you do not have a combi boiler or a white hot water cylinder, the pressures for hot and cold may be unbalanced, which limits your choice.

SmellTheGlove Fri 24-Jul-15 09:45:41

www.heatandplumb.com/acatalog/Bristan_Cobalt_Basin_Mixer_Tap_Chrome.html this is what we have, and the matching one over the bath. Only just had it plumbed in though so early days!

indieblack Fri 24-Jul-15 13:12:14

Thanks again. We have a low pressure system with water tanks so will need to factor that in. smelltheglove your tap looks great and works with low pressure so it's on the shortlist.

RaisingSteam Sat 25-Jul-15 12:44:06

I'd go for a tap where the spout will swing to the side. We have quite a small ensuite basin with a one piece tap in the centre, and I keep nearly bumping my nose on the tap when I'm washing my face.

In our other bathroom we have this sort of thing which I much prefer in hindsight.

indieblack Sun 26-Jul-15 22:48:23

I've just come back from a hotel with a lovely hansgrohe which kept smacking me in the nose so I'll put that on the list too. Thanks everyone!

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