You turn the head of your new low-pressure tap and thanks to this helpful guide, you know what your mains water pressure is and avoid the embarrassment of watching a weak drip of water flop uselessly from the spout.
How Do I Find out My Water Pressure?
A good start is to know what water pressure system you have.
(To be 100% certain, your water provider may be able to send someone out free of charge for you. If not, a plumber can check for you using a pressure gauge)
- Low pressure system with a cold water storage tank and a hot water cylinder
- Typically, the water pressure in your first-floor bathroom will be around 0.2 bar or less, and a ground floor kitchen may well be 0.5 bar
- High pressure system
- Heats water coming in at mains pressure
- Typically your water pressure will be around 1-2 bar, more than enough for 95% of the taps and showers available today
Unvented Water Cylinder (System Boilers)
- High pressure system
- Water is kept under pressure by the incoming mains pressure, and then typically indirectly heated by a boiler or solar panels
- Can choose any brassware you want
Low Water Pressure Taps
At Tap Warehouse we define high water pressure as anything over 0.2 bar for bathroom taps or 0.5 bar for kitchen taps. There are many low water pressure solutions and we offer an extensive collection of taps designed for these systems. Let's take a look at some of our favourite brands and their low pressure taps!
Vellamo offer a range of superb bathroom and kitchen taps that are aesthetically beautiful and great value for money too! Whatever style you're into, be it square or curved, or completely out of the ordinary - Vellamo have got you covered! Have a look below at some of our favourite bathroom and kitchen taps from the fabulous Vellamo. Vellamo offer far too many ranges to go through each one, and it'd be virtually impossible to pick our favourites as we simply adore them all, so we've put together a few of our best sellers and most popular kitchen and bathroom taps from Vellamo instead - why not take a look below?
Crosswater is a well established brand who are renowned for their beautifully designed bathroom and kitchen taps with strong emphasis on their use of the very best quality materials. Well known for their majestically designed taps, Crosswater offer a lovely and vast range of taps designed to be suitable for all low pressure systems. Let's browse a few of our favourite Crosswater low pressure taps below.
Vado have been creating high quality low pressure taps for over 20 years and all of their products come with a 12 year guarantee to give you even more confidence in their products. Here are a few of our favourite ranges from the wonderful Vado:
- Vado Kensington - A statement set of taps with a classic and traditional design.
- Vado Victoriana - A delightful collection of traditional pillar taps guaranteed to give your bathroom or sink a warm glow.
- Vado Wentworth - An intricate design range that will compliment any room.
- Vado TE - A truly beautiful cluster of bidet and basin taps with a unique look that you are guaranteed to treasure.
There are many more ranges that Vado offer that have all been designed to perform well with low pressure water systems. Each range are unique in design which is why Vado is a popular choice in over 50 countries across the world. Now let's take a peek at some of our Vado favourites here at Tap Warehouse below!
Harbour represents the very finest designs of contemporary brassware for the bathroom and kitchen. You can make a statement with some captivating Harbour taps in your home without breaking the bank, because as you know, here at Tap Warehouse, we're huge advocates of affordable luxury, which is why Harbour comes in right amongst the top of our list of favourites!
Harbour boasts some fantastic ranges of modern bathroom furniture, sanitaryware, and pretty much anything you need with a luxurious spin on it - so if you'd like to learn a little more about all of our Harbour ranges, why not take a look at our Harbour featured brand guide focused on this stunning brand? In the mean time, allow us to introduce you to some of our favourite Harbour low pressure taps below.
High Pressure Taps
If it's high pressured taps you're after instead (high pressure taps and showers work on 1.0 bar and above). At Tap Warehouse we offer an extensive collection of modern and traditional bathroom taps suitable for high pressure water systems from over 15 leading manufacturers such as Crosswater, Just Taps and Hudson Reed. You can find our range of high pressure taps across our website, but if you have any further questions about your water pressure, please do contact our team who would be more than happy to help!