Key Considerations When Choosing Tapware
Luke Di Michiel - Industrial Designer at GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens.
The right tapware can transform a bathroom from drab to fab yet understanding what shapes, materials and designs suit your space can often cause confusion. Below are my 3 top tips to think about before your next tapware purchase.
1. Space and environment
It’s really important to consider the tapware application and environment.
Mixer tapware is easy to use and clean making it great for a busy family bathroom.
Three-piece tapware can suit retro-fit applications helping to reduce renovation costs.
Water efficient tapware has certainly come along way with efficient aerators creating significant water savings without compromising on performance.
The key advantage of stainless steel is it’s very tough and durable. Machined stainless steel is also great at reducing finger and water marks. The ‘con’ is that is usually costs much more than chrome plated brass tapware.
Brass tapware is very popular at the moment and depending on the finish can have a natural patina allowing the tapware to age and change character over time.
Traditionally, chrome was the only tapware finish available. Timeless and easy to maintain Chrome matches with a variety of different styles and textures seamlessly. Fingerprints and watermarks and more visible on chrome tapware.
Matte black tapware is on trend at the moment and can really give your bathroom a modern and sophisticated look and feel. The material however, will fade over time over time and no wax based cleaners or chemicals can be used to clean the product.
3. Consistency is key
It’s important that tapware, basins and baths are matched together to deliver the best experience. Above counter basins that sit proud of a vanity top work best when matched with tower basin mixers or wall basin mixers. Proportionally you want your basin and tapware look right – it’s no good matching a large generous basin with a small petite mixer.
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