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Tre Mercati French Classic Traditional Mono Sink Mixer - Antique Brass

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What's great about it?

  • Traditional kitchen mixer with curved swivel spout
  • Hard-wearing brassware with traditional antique brass plating
  • Twin handles for independent hot & cold flow control
  • Full turn compression valve mechanism
  • Suitable for medium & high water pressure systems

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Tre Mercati French Classic Traditional Mono Sink Mixer - Antique Brass

Full of rustic charm, the Antique Brass version of Tre Mercati's perennial favourite French Classic makes a stunning addition to your farmhouse country kitchen.

Team it with a ceramic kitchen sink, and you'll have a winning combination that will look fantastic and stand the test of time. The French Classic comes with tap fixing kit and flexible tap connectors. It incorporates a swivel spout for practicality, and works perfectly on all water systems due to the rubber washers (rather than the more flow restrictive ceramic disc cartridges), although a minimum water pressure of 0.5 bar is recommended.

The Tre Mercati French Classic is also available in a chrome, old copper, polished brass, pewter, or white & gold finish, so whatever décor you have in your kitchen, there's one to match.

• Stunning antique brass finish
• Includes tap fixing kit and flexi-tails
• Minimum 0.5 bar water pressure
• Swivel spout
• 10 year guarantee

• Overall height - 240mm
• Spout exit height - 170mm
• Projection - 230mm
Product Code 197
Global Trade Item Number 5032308219704
Type Mono Kitchen Mixers
Brand Tre Mercati
Brand Range Tre Mercati French Classic
Minimum Water PressureMore information 0.5
Shape Round
Finish Antique Brass
Style Traditional
Mounting Type Deck Mounted
Tap Holes Mono
Spout Type Curved Spout, Swivel Spout
Handle Type Crosshead, Dual Control
Cartridge TypeMore information Compression Washer
Height (mm) 240
Projection (mm) 230
Minimum Tap Hole SizeMore information 32mm
AeratorMore information Yes
GuaranteeMore information 10 Years

Minimum Water Pressure

Your water pressure depends on your home's water system. It’s important to consider water pressure when buying a new tap or shower. Buying a product with a minimum water pressure that’s too high for your home will result in poor performance.

- With a combi boiler you can usually expect between 1 and 2 bar

- With a gravity system (cold water tank in attic) you may have as little as 0.1 or 0.2 bar upstairs, and perhaps 0.5 bar downstairs

- With a high pressure unvented system (hot water cylinder, no cold water tank) you will generally have between 1 and 3 bar

You can install an item with a low minimum pressure rating on a high pressure system, but avoid installing an item with a high minimum rating on a low pressure system! Read our guide to water pressure to learn more.

Taps use either a ceramic disc cartridge or a rubber compression washer to control flow. Rubber washers will naturally wear down with use, and the tap handle will require more and more rotations to turn on or off. On the plus side, it's very easy to replace a rubber washer and they're available everywhere. 

Ceramic disc cartridges need only a 90-degree rotation to fully open or close, and the 2 ceramic plates are incredibly hard-wearing and resilient. They're more expensive to make, but they allow for a huge range of designs, easy operation and simple maintenance if needed.

Whilst it is rare for a ceramic cartridge to need replacing, you may very occasionally need to remove and rinse the cartridge if grit or debris within the water system is preventing the 2 plates from closing properly. Much like replacing a rubber washer, this is a quick and easy job, and will ensure many years of use.

This is the minimum recommended hole diameter that this tap needs for installation. Generally, the tap will sit on top of the sink or worktop, and the hot and cold water feeds and fixing bolts will need to slot through the tap hole and be connected underneath. Your hole can be a bit larger than this size, provided it is not larger than the diameter of the base of the tap.

Tap aerators are simple but beautifully-engineered devices that save water and money without a perceived loss of pressure. These small attachments are inserted inside the end of the spout and provide a regulated, smoothed and aerated flow of water by separating a single flow into many tiny streams. These streams mix with air as they flow from the tap, meaning less water is needed to achieve the same 'feel' and performance as non-aerated taps.

They can also be purchased separately and retrofitted to most taps, or they can usually be uninstalled if not wanted. They're a great benefit on high pressure systems where the full flow of water is unnecessary, cutting your water bills and helping to reduce wastage. On lower-pressure systems they can help to improve the performance of a tap by adding air to the limited flow of water available. All-in-all, they're pretty awesome. 


All of our brand partners and manufacturers offer a warranty as standard. Please note that these guarantees are provided by the manufacturer, and will be subject to individual terms and conditions, for example avoiding abrasive bleach-based cleaning products.

If you need further info about a specific manufacturer's guarantee, please contact our team.


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