Tempted but thinking a modern tap will work better? Think again. Just because your tap is Victorian in design, it doesn’t mean you need to put up with the gurgles and spluttering of Victorian plumbing! All our taps are fitted with the latest technology such as ceramic disc cartridges. Although traditional taps might look like something Queen Vic would have had back in her heyday, the quality is unquestionably 2018. You can be sure that no matter how old the tap might look, it’ll be fitted with everything you need for stress-free splashing.
Without further ado, here’s our Top 10 traditional kitchen taps to inspire you.
First up we’ve got the Butler and Rose Elizabeth mixer tap, a perfect traditional touch for just £39.99. We love the simplicity of this kitchen tap, subtly adding a traditional feel to any kitchen without being too in-your-face!
The ceramic lever handles are operated by a quarter turn, and the tap comes with flexible tap connectors, a swivel spout and a tap fixing kit. The chrome plated finish looks beautiful in any kitchen, and the ceramic disc cartridges ensure a long life and no leaking. What a winner.
There's something rather special about French bridge mixer taps. It could be the beautiful combination of antique brass and white ceramic, or the classically intricate shape that makes them so recognisable. Perhaps the adjustable cranked legs to fit pretty much any installation or the champagne diffuser located in the spout for a graceful flow of water. Whatever it is, the Butler & Rose Alba French Kitchen Bridge Mixer has it all. But traditional style certainly doesn't mean outdated quality; within the mesmerising tap body you'll find the very latest in ceramic disc technology to provide a drip-free and long-lasting experience in your kitchen.
Back to the Butler and Rose Elizabeth model now which remains one of our favourite traditional kitchen mixer taps. This antique copper kitchen tap includes flexi-tail connectors, a swivel spout and ceramic disc technology. At £99.99, it’s an easy and relatively inexpensive way to add a touch of timeless elegance to your kitchen, while it’s versatile and simple enough in design to suit a range of kitchen styles.
It’s worth noting that this tap requires a minimum of 0.5 bar water pressure, but it does come with a 7-year guarantee - although we doubt you will need it!
Our first stray away from the Butler and Rose traditional taps and it feels good. Yes, you might pay a little more for Crosswater Cucina kitchen taps, but in our opinion these taps are well worth the extra pennies.
The Belgravia Crosshead kitchen mixer looks most at home in a country farmhouse or cottage. It’s sleek and elegant with an air of minimalism so won’t make your kitchen look cluttered. It’s made from solid brass and has a lovely chrome finish. While the look is traditional, the functionality is anything but. It comes with a swivel spout, ceramic disc technology and a 15-year guarantee. This tap looks stunning in both double and 1.5 bowl sinks, while the tall swan neck makes it ideal for washing larger pots and pans.
At £149.99, we think this beauty might just top the list for us.
Next up we’ve got another from Crosswater, the beautiful Belgravia Crosshead Pair of Bib Taps in a lovely chrome finish. Yes, a pair of taps means having to choose between hot or cold water from either spout, but this style really comes into its own for large Butler sinks that need to be filled quickly for muddy dogs and mucky plates. These taps are a standout feature no matter what your kitchen style, whether that’s traditional or contemporary, they really are timeless. These taps cost £144.99 and come with a 15-year guarantee for your complete peace of mind.
The Rangemaster Belfast traditional kitchen tap is another firm favourite. It’s top of the range in a beautiful chrome finish. The Victorian style handles ensures it adds a traditional flair to any kitchen, while the long C spout is elegant and versatile. It comes with ceramic disc technology, a 5-year guarantee and a swivel spout. At £209.99, it’s one of our slightly higher end options, but the high-quality build as well as the stunning look makes this traditional mixer tap more than worth it.
If you’re looking for something standout and extravagant, look no further than the Butler and Rose Alba mono kitchen mixer tap, in a stunning brushed nickel finish. At £89.99 this tap is a total bargain, adding a beautiful look to your kitchen. It fits perfectly in any country or period-style kitchen and comes in two other finishes; antique brass or antique copper.
Like our other traditional mixer taps, the look may be Victorian, but the functionality is totally modern. The Alba has a swivel spout, ceramic disc technology to prevent drips and a 7-year guarantee. Did we mention it also looks fabulous?
Onto a different brand again and we’ve got the Perrin and Rowe Phoenician mono mixer tap which gets a 10/10 from us. With its Edwardian look, this tap is a total luxury, and looks every penny of its £314.99 price tag for the chrome finish.
When it comes to traditional kitchen taps, you really do get what you pay for. The Phoenician has porcelain lever handles, a choice of 4 stunning finishes and a bundle of other stunning details that you simply won’t get from a cheaper model. This traditional mixer tap is hand assembled and individually water tested, made from the highest quality raw materials, and plated to a thickness that not only meets, but also exceeds, industry standards. Yes, it’s slightly more expensive, but the quality is simply second to none.
This chrome plated traditional mixer tap by Tre Mercati is another winner in our eyes. This Hale model compliments virtually any traditionally designed kitchen, and it doesn’t look too shabby in something more modern either!
The simple-arched chrome-plated tap is versatile and simple enough to not be too in-your-face, but elegant enough to impress the neighbours. The chrome lever handles require a quarter turn and the ceramic disc cartridges ensures long life and no dripping. It’s suitable for all water systems although does require a 0.5 bar minimum water pressure. At £91.99, this is one of the cheaper taps on our list but looking at it you would never know.
Finally, we’ve got the Vellamo traditional instant hot and cold boiling water tap, which gives you pure, boiling water in the turn of a handle - set to a temperature of your choice between 75 and 99 degrees.
This chrome plated mixer tap includes a WRAS approved boiler, domestic hot and cold water from the same tap, an elegant French design and a safety handle. There’s no more waiting for the kettle to boil with this beauty, saving you time in the morning. At £599.99, it's actually one of the most affordable traditional boiling water taps on the market today, especially when you consider the costs saved from the lack of a kettle and wasted boiled water.