After a long day, there is perhaps no better feeling than stepping into a warm, steamy bath that surrounds your body in waves of comfort and serenity. The real problem is knowing what kind of bath taps to choose, and how each of these can be utilised and incorporated with your bathroom designs.
There are lots of different factors to consider – a traditional or contemporary setting; what kind of water pressure you have to work with; the size and space available in your bathroom; the design and shape of your bathtub.
It’s important to check what water pressure you have before making a decision on a particular tap for your bath. After all, you don’t want to find that Victorian, polished copper bath tap that you’ve been searching for for months before shortly realising it won’t even work with your pressure system! Getting the dimensions right is another essential when choosing a bath tap.
If you have the space and budget for it, a freestanding bath shower mixer is a beautiful compliment to a roll-top bathtub and can be stylised with modern and period sanitaryware and accessories. If size is on the limited side, a deck-mounted bath mixer might be just the space-saving answer you’ve been looking for.
At Tap Warehouse we stock an enormous range of bath taps for you to choose from. In fact, there are just so many that we can’t even decide which our favourites actually are…
We’ve tried our hardest though, and narrowed it down to some of the very best bath taps for all budgets and styles for you to peruse below.
Bath Monobloc Mixers
Perfect for those tight angles or small spaces, a bath mono mixer or monobloc tap provides functionality in absolute abundance. Sometimes it can be a bit of a squeeze to fit everything in to the bathroom of your dreams; a mono mixer can be placed where anything more than one tap hole just won’t fit the bill. If you are going for a contemporary, minimalist style, then these might just be the bath taps for you.
Let's take a look at a few of our favourites below.
Vellamo Twist Matt Black Floorstanding Bath Shower Mixer & Shower Kit
Britton Bathrooms Hoxton Floorstanding Bath Shower Mixer Tap - Brushed Brass
2-Hole Bath Taps
A popular choice amongst the masses, 2-hole bath fillers can be found in a multitude of differing styles and finishes. Whether you are designing a Jane Ayre-esque period suite, creating the perfect family bathroom or modernising that second, usually overlooked bathroom downstairs, a deck mounted bath tap provides a wonderfully classic solution to your home. And, with many of them fully compatible with low pressure 0.1 bar water systems, you are certain to find just the one you’ve been looking for.
Let's take a peek at some top picks.
3-Hole Bath Taps
You know what they say - the best things come in threes, and that definitely applies to bath taps too. There’s something fantastically satisfying about a centrally placed spout, straddled on either side by two deck mounted bath valves to control the flow of hot and cold water. If that doesn’t suit you, some three-hole bath taps include a shower handset for maximum practicality and convenience – a wonderful solution to washing your hair while in the bath and to avoid dunking your head under the water.
Crosswater Belgravia Crosshead Wall Mounted Bath Filler with Concealed Valves
4 & 5-Hole Bath Taps
The apex of functional bath taps begins with 4- & 5-hole bath fillers – the ultimate partner for your modern or vintage bathroom. Adding a shower handset into the mix really makes them worth considering, as it gives you complete flexibility to take on your bathing routine as you see fit. 5-hole bath tap combinations usually include a diverter valve too – a convenient alternative to the standard lever action.
Butler & Rose Caledonia Lever 3 Hole Deck Mounted Bath Filler - Chrome
Flova Liberty 3 Hole Deck Mounted Bath Mixer Tap - Oil Rubbed Bronze
Absolute luxury sometimes can come in small packages, something definitely true when it comes to an elegant and sophisticated wall mounted bath spout. Wonderfully suited to both vintage and contemporary bathrooms, bath spouts provide an element of minimalism that is unmatched by other, more cluttered bath tap combinations. Bath spouts mounted on the wall go hand-in-hand with a stunning roll-top or freestanding bath; creating a centrepiece of beauty for your home.
Take a peek at some of our favourites below.
Pairs of Bath Taps
Designing a bathroom from scratch can be a tricky challenge, so why not make things easy with the simplicity of a pair of bath taps. Often suitable for low pressure water systems due to the higher water flow rate they can give, they mount directly onto your bathtub and look fantastic when combined with matching basin taps. If you’re looking for something with a dash of more personality, bath tap pairs are also available in an assortment of finishes such as matt black, polished gold and brushed nickel.
Why not have a peek at our top picks below?
Freestanding Bath Taps
Perhaps the most striking and opulent method of filling your bath, freestanding bath taps are a delightful bathroom focal point that work exceptionally well when paired with a freestanding bathtub. Almost all include a hand shower kit with the bath spout, which comes in handy when rinsing down the tub after use. An element of flexibility is provided too, given that the taps can be placed at either side or end of the bath for wherever suits you best.
We have some rather exquisite freestanding bath taps here at Tap Warehouse and you can shop our full range here. But in the mean time, take a look at some of our favourites below.
Vellamo Reve Floorstanding Waterfall Bath Shower Mixer With Shower Kit
Flova Liberty Floor Standing Bath Shower Mixer with Handset Kit - Oil Rubbed Bronze
Thermostatic Bath Taps
A comfortably family-friendly addition to your bathroom, thermostatic bath taps offer complete control over the water flow temperature to keep little fingers and toes safe from burns or chills. Even with running taps or toilets flushing elsewhere in your home, the bath taps will fully regulate the temperature to ensure no fluctuations occur. A simple and classic choice for those who like to escape from any uncertainty.
Here's some of our top picks:
Bath & Shower Sets
Some of us tend to be a little indecisive from time to time, and it can be pretty easy to spend hours looking through all the different bathroom taps to find the perfect one. The beauty of bath and shower sets is that we have carefully curated the best combinations available, making it a breeze to pick the best one for your bathroom. There are different types of bath taps with showers included, some that fill the bath directly from the spout and others that work with an overflow bath filler – a personal favourite of ours here at Tap Warehouse.
There's nothing more convenient than finding all of the best bits in one place, so why not have a look at our favourites below:
Margot Concealed Shower Valve, Fixed Shower Head & Handset
Barnaby Concealed Shower Valve, Slide Rail Kit & Overflow Bath Filler
The Best of the Best
So there you have it, our guide to finding your best suited bath taps is complete, and we've even treated you to a sneak peek at some of our all-time favourites along the way too! Sometimes our favourites aren't your favourites though, so if you haven't quite come across 'the one' yet, take a look at our full range of bath taps here. Happy hunting!