Taps and Mixers Archive

Abode brassware now available at UK Bathrooms

We are excited to announce that the lovely brand Abode is now available at UK Bathrooms. Their stylish collection includes a variety of taps, mixers and showers to suit any style or budget, and is sure to add a touch of luxury to any bathroom.

Abode Kite in Antique Brass

Why Abode?

Abode was established in 2002 with the intention of providing high quality, stylish bathroom products that were accessible to everyone. Since then, they have become one of the leading suppliers of taps and mixers in the UK, with a wide range of products to suit all budgets and styles. One of the things that makes Abode so special is their commitment to innovation and style. Their collections are constantly evolving, with new designs and finishes being introduced all the time. In addition, they have strict quality standards for all their products, so you can be sure that you’re getting a tap or mixer that will stand the test of time. With Abode, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect solution for your bathroom.

Abode Harmonie Wall Mounted 2-Hole Basin Mixer in Matt Black

Products you can rely on

Abode bathroom taps are sourced with the finest ingredients, ensuring that you can rely on their quality. Abode shower valves, cartridges, aerators and flexible hoses are all made with high-quality materials, and the brass used in Abode products is coated with a durable finish. Abode also offers a wide range of stylish taps for your bathroom, including bath taps and basin taps.

Water efficiency

Abode is committed to helping customers save water and reduce their environmental impact. That’s why they offer a range of water efficiency devices, including flow limiters and restriction aerators, which can be fitted to their taps and showers. These devices help to regulate the flow of water, reducing consumption without compromising on performance. So, if you’re looking to save water and do your bit for the environment, Abode is the perfect choice.

Finishes

Abode taps have become increasingly popular in recent years for their stylish designs and high quality finishes. Now, Abode has expanded their range to include special finishes such as Antique Brass and Matt Black, as well as the versatile Chrome finish.

Abode Kite in Chrome

If you’re looking to add a touch of luxury to your bathroom, the Abode collection of stylish taps and showers will provide the perfect balance of performance and innovation. Whether you’re after a traditional look or something more contemporary, we have everything you need to make a statement in your bathroom. Shop now for unbeatable prices.

VitrA Root New Bathroom Collection

The VitrA Root bathroom collection offers an extensive range of product sizes and styles in mix-and-match colour or wood unit combinations with complementary handle designs, along with their own brassware line to suit your style preference!

Root’s bathroom furniture has a flexibility to it that allows you create the perfect design for your home. The three key styles are:

  • Flat – for those who want simplicity
  • Groove – contemporary style with panelling
  • Classic – a modern take on Shaker design!

The furniture joins the recently launched brassware collections Root Round and Root Square, available in 5 colours chrome, brushed nickel, copper, matt black and gold, across the array of basin, bath and shower mixers.

VitrA have created the collection to respond to customers specific needs. This exciting new collection will enable customers to customise any bathroom space easily. The vast colour and size options give choice and flexibility to create a dream space in your home.

 

 

 

Wonders of Water with hansgrohe Vivenis

Discover the Wonders of Water with the hansgrohe Vivenis Range

hansgrohe are the leading bathroom brand for taps and showers. Founded in 1901 by Hans Grohe the brands passion for water has continue to grow. hansgrohe designs stand the test of time, each drop of water is considered – how it flows and how and when it hits a surface. The ingenuity and innovation in each and every product sets them apart from other manufacturers.

It is this innovation that led to the creation of Vivenis, a bathroom tap that will wow you with a totally new sensation. Think natural waterfall – clear water flowing from a mountain spring. With its slender, curved spout the hansgrohe Vivenis tap emulates a gentle waterfall. The wide spray pattern from the tap will make even washing your hands feel like a moment of indulgence.

Moments of wellbeing at the washbasin

We all live hectic lives and there is little chance to take that relaxing shower or long soak in the bath. Even though it is rituals like these that help us to feel fresh and relaxed and ready to tackle each day. So why shouldn’t washing our hands be a moment for indulgence? Vivenis and its wonderful waterfall spray will give you that feel-good experience – a quick ‘time-out’ moment.

A timeless and elegant style

Vivenis is tasteful in design, the combination of the delicate handle with the wide, flat spout emphasises the natural simplicity of the tap. It uses AirPower technology from hansgrohe. AirPower enriches the water with air, which means the water spray feels luxurious and extraordinarily gentle. The waterfall stream creates gentle and full-bodied water droplets.

Vivenis is available for wash basins, bath tubs and showers. In three finishes: chrome, matt black and matt white.

#wondersof water

January Specials on hansgrohe Showers and Taps

Leading bathroom brand hansgrohe

hansgrohe are one of the leading bathroom brands when it comes to showers and taps. They are renowned for excellent quality and they employ some of the best designers in the world.

Great Savings at UK Bathrooms

UK Bathrooms currently have some exciting offers on a number of hangsrohe Raindance shower products. Including the Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer and the new, innovative DogShower.

hansgrohe Raindance Select

The hansgrohe Raindance Select S 2 jet Showerpipe set is now available at an unbelievable £819 inc vat. This represents a massive saving of £441 on RRP.  This exposed shower set includes the award winning Raindance Overhead Shower, Raindance Select hand shower, Isiflex shower hose and matching wall bar. Finished in chrome to match almost any bathroom space the product abounds with technological functions.

These include hansgrohe RainAir, featuring air injectors and WhirlAir with its massage spray for that de-stressing shower experience.

Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer

Match the shower set with a Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer in chrome also on special offer at just £263.25 saving £141.75 on RRP. This stunning, sleek mixer tap is a best seller. It’s easy to see why as it is made to last and looks great. Its Quickclean technology means that it can be kept in pristine condition with little effort.  Another benefit is that the mixer comes complete with push up waste and is supplied with connection hoses.

Matt Black Finish

Black in the bathroom has been a growing trend over the last few years and is a trend that is here to stay.  Also on special offer from hansgrohe is the Raindance Select S Showerpipe 240 1 Jet with PowderRain in gorgeous Matt Black at £996 inc vat. This all-in-one shower kit includes a swivel overhead shower and a triple spray handshower. Complement with a Metropol Single Lever Basin Mixer also available in Matt Black for a perfectly co-ordinated high-end bathroom finish.

hansgrohe DogShower

We were delighted to be the first retailer to supply the hansgrohe DogShower and we’re even more delighted to be able to offer it at the special price from just £68.90 inc vat. This innovative DogShower will offer your dog a unique cleaning experience, it is available in a choice of Matt White, Matt Black, Sky Blue or Pink too. Created with three different spray types and a Select button to switch easily from one type to another, the DogShower will remove shampoo easily from your pooch so preventing diseases and skin irritations.

The best low water pressure taps – 2021 Guide

Last updated: 05/06/2021

What to know before buying
Low-pressure water systems
Types and recommendations:
   Waterfall taps
        Basin waterfall taps
        Bath waterfall taps
   Mixer taps
        Basin mixer taps
        Wall-mounted basin mixer taps
        Bath mixer/filler taps
   Swan neck mixer taps
        Contemporary
        Traditional

When creating a new bathroom or kitchen, not only should you take into account the interior style and location. But also, the mechanics and practicalities of its design. A  common mistake when buying bathroom taps is that water pressure is not considered. In this blog, we will be explaining water pressure and low-pressure water systems and recommending different types of low pressure taps.

Grohe Allure Cascade Wall Spout for Bath and Shower

What to know before buying

I think it is important to note here, that if your home has a 0.2 Bar rating, you shouldn’t get a tap with a higher pressure rating. Continue reading for more information.

What is water pressure?

Water pressure is the force that pushes water through your pipes at home, work, and public spaces. It determines the flow of water from the tap. It is measured using 3 varying units: Bars, PSI, and head (meters). One bar (14.5 PSI) is the force required to raise water to a height of 10m.

Water pressure rating

Within the UK, all taps, mixers, and showers are rated with a minimum required pressure rating. It is usually anything between 0.3 Bar and 1 Bar. Anything below is considered low pressure.

Why should you find out your water pressure?

If your water pressure is too low then everyday tasks like running a bath or washing up in your kitchen could become a frustrating chore. This is because there is a low flow of water, and it could drastically increase the time.

If your water pressure is too high, it could lead to leaks, wasted water, flooding. Unnecessary problems could be costly to fix, due to the water pressure damaging the pipes.

Ofwat (the water industry regulator in England and Wales) set a minimum pressure of water serving premises at 7m static head. This may not be sufficient to operate some combi boilers within the UK. Meaning houses with combination boilers may experience an uneven performance across household appliances.

Other factors that may affect your water pressure may include your area’s water demand (time of day) and your building’s elevation. If you live on top of a hill and have a gravity-fed system (a cold water tank in the loft and a hot water tank elsewhere). You will have a lower water pressure than those who live at the bottom of the hill.

How to check your water pressure

First and foremost, you should contact your water supplier/plumber if you are having problems with your water pressure. Most issues can be resolved by checking the internal plumbing within your household. If it is a persistent problem, then your water supplier may have set the pressure too high or low in your area.

If you prefer to check the water pressure yourself, purchasing a pressure gauge tool to fix an external tap (like the hose tap) could be helpful.  One bar is equal to one meter.

How can you test your water pressure?

This can be a fun experiment to do with your children or simply useful knowledge. Gather a 1-2L jug and a stopwatch (or phone). Put the jug under your sink tap, turn it on, and time 6 seconds on your stopwatch. Then turn the tap off. Now, multiply the amount of water in the jug by ten. This equals the property flow rate in liters by the minute.

If your flow is less than 10 liters per minute then your pressure is too low. If it is between 10 and 15 liters per minute then this is acceptable. If it is above 15 liters per minute, this is considered a good flow. The same test can be used to test your shower water pressure.

So why use low-pressure taps?

To spare you the detailed explanation of how taps work: low-pressure taps are generally used on low-pressure water systems where an instantaneous water heating system is being used. These heating systems only allow a small amount of pressure into the boiler. If a high-pressure tap were to be used the water supply to the storage tank would be interrupted and the tank would be left without pressure. Low-pressure taps on the UK Bathrooms site all have a Bar rating between 0.1 and 0.5.

Within the UK, there is currently a massive need for sustainability. Water is, and increasingly becoming a precious resource. Low-pressure taps are a great solution to improving sustainability within your own home. They allow you to use water in much more energy-efficient ways.

Low-pressure water systems

Gravity-fed

The largest representation of houses within the UK is houses built in the 1900s. Most of these houses are fitted with a gravity-fed pressure system. There is normally a cold water tank in the loft or attic and the hot water cylinder is situated elsewhere in the home. The force that moves your water is gravity, meaning you will experience higher pressure at the bottom of your house rather than at the top.

To understand how gravity-fed systems work, we should look at Newton’s law of universal gravitation. For gravity pulls objects/particles down towards the earth.

Gravity-fed systems are normally low-pressure water systems. Gravity systems provide homes with water pressure (at its highest) of no more than 0.5 Bar.

Combination (combi)

These systems are very often wall-mounted and convey a distinctive style. Combination systems feed cold water directly from the mains or central heating. They are quickly heated and pumped around the house. This means that when you want hot water, you don’t have to wait. When you’re not using the water, it simply cools down and waits to be used again. This is an efficient energy storage system. Combination systems provide homes with water pressure (at its highest) of around 1 Bar to 1.5 Bar.

Roca Thesis Basin Mixer Tap

Types and Recommendations

Waterfall taps

These taps are a charming and chic solution to functionality in the bathroom.They can be used on basins or as bath fillers. Many waterfall taps have a minimum water pressure rating of 0.2 Bar, offering the ability to work on even the very worst Gravity-fed systems. Please check the specification of each product before buying.

Basin

AXOR Massaud Tall Basin Mixer Tap 220

A great example of this would be the AXOR Massaud Tall Basin Mixer Tap, which is an elegant tap that sits neatly alongside the basin. It allows for a spectacular waterfall-style flow of water from its flat, wide spout.

The Vado Synergie extended basin mixer tap is a perfect companion for surface-mounted basins. It is a tall and compelling progressive mixer tap that allows for smooth control over the cascading waterfall flow.

For a wall-mounted mixer look to the Grohe Lineare 2 hole Basin Mixer Tap. It is of a sturdy, contemporary style that is a firm favorite with architects, developers, and designers. The main benefit of using a wall-mounted mixer is that it saves space.

The Roca Thesis Basin Mixer Tap is perfect for anyone that has difficulty gripping items due to its stocky design. The water supply and temperature can be easily adjusted. Using a precision-engineered handle makes it far more accessible than other taps on the market.

Bath

hansgrohe Metropol Waterfall Bath Filler and Shower Set in Brushed Bronze

For a bathroom filler, the hansgrohe Metropol Waterfall Bath Filler is a good choice. It is finished in hansgrohe’s brilliant brushed bronze color. You can match coordinated accessories across your bathroom.

The Grohe Allure Cascade Wall Spout for Bath and Shower has a strong focus on individualization. It can be positioned anywhere within the bathroom as it is not tethered by backing valves or installation parts. With practicality in mind, you can pair it with any trim set and Rapido valve to get the look you want.

If you’re looking for pure luxury, try the Villeroy and Boch just Cascade Waterfall bath Spout. This stunning bathroom feature is a magnificent piece of brassware. It is a striking show-stopping centerpiece that would fit any extravagant bathroom interior.

Mixer taps

Here we will be covering both basin and bath mixer taps which are the prominent tap type on the market. This is for good reason. They very often have a simple yet eye-catching style and come in various different shapes and sizes. They can have a Bar level as low as 0.2 and have a wide range of applicability within the bathroom or kitchen.

Basin mixer taps

VitrA Origin Copper Tall Basin Mixer Tap

The VitrA Origin Copper Tall Basin Mixer Tap is designed to be used with a washbowl or countertop basin. The tap has a sleek and smooth body, and the tall basin tap has additional height to allow them to fit over the edge of a washbowl.

For a cloakroom size, look at the Grohe Eurodisc Cosmopolitan Basin Mixer Tap. It is of a typical European design but creates a real focal point in your bathroom. It is carved from solid brass and the long-term running costs are minimal. This is because it is coated in Grohe’s corrosion-resistant StarLight finish.

Looking for something a bit more traditional? Well, the Burlington Kensington 3 Hole mixer tap has you covered. This tap adds a bit of finesse and function to your washbasin. They bear the hallmarks of a bygone era, yet the practicality of modern design. They have both longevity and a strong aesthetic appeal, making them a fantastic focal point of any bathroom.

Wall-mounted basin mixer taps

Swadling Absolute Wall Mounted Basin Mixer Taps

Like with the previous wall-mounted taps, these will save some much-needed basin space. The Swadling Absolute Wall Mounted Basin Mixer Tap, is of a sleek, crisp design that feels sturdy and reliable in the hand. Yet, they make no compromise on the relevance and practicality of function or placement. There is flexibility on positioning due to there not being a rear mounting plate.

AXOR Citterio 3 hole wall-mounted Basin mixer tap is a flawless example of German excellence. This mixer tap is set for concealed installation and to keep your mixer feeling smart, it features QuickClean technology. This allows for easy limescale removal.

For a bold and simple piece, the Vado Photon 2 Hole Basin Mixer Tap may just be for you. It has a single spout which is operated by a lever mixer to balance hot and cold feeds with ease. It has a lovely chrome finish and would match with many other products and accessories on our site.

Bath mixer taps

Villeroy and Boch Cult Bath Mixer Tap with Concealed Shower

For a bath mixer, try the Villeroy and Boch Cult Bath Mixer Tap with Concealed Shower. This bath mixer tap and concealed shower set is a 3 part brassware set. The design cult is chic and understated.

Ideal standard Tempo Bath Mixer Tap and shower handset is a beautiful combination of smooth lines and gentle curves. This tap has WRAS approval and would be a perfect fit for a busy family household or student living.

The Grohe Eurosmart Cosmopolitan is an ultra-chic way to sublime relaxation. The solid metal fitting is finished in StarLight Chrome. It is high quality, durable, scratch-resistant, and allows for ease with cleaning.

Swan Neck Basin Mixer Taps

Roca Flat Tall Basin Mixer Tap

These taps have a classy yet vintage or modern design that would look amazing in any modern or traditional bathroom. They have a grand high, arching shape that is used above shallow (and deep) sinks. This is because they create a lot of space between the basin and the tap. However, they do have a Bar of 0.5, so may not suit upstairs in Gravity fed systems.

Contemporary

For a modern swan neck basin tap, have a look at the Roca Flat Tall Basin Mixer Tap, which has been created to give maximum visual impact on the bathroom area. It is a wide, slimline solution to contemporary interiors. There is also a choice of a 2 hole basin mixer, please note however that it is not as tall.

The Abacus XS Monobloc Basin Mixer Tap is a stunningly designed swan neck mixer with contemporary curves and sleek style. It is an essential addition to any stylish household bathroom, and with a fifteen-year guarantee, you know you’re buying a tap to last.

The elegance of the Dornbracht Tara Contemporary Pillar Tap is stunning. This design is simple yet outstanding. This pillar tap comes in a sparkling chrome finish which will fit a whole range of contemporary bathroom spaces.

Traditional

For a more vintage look, try the Burlington Kensington Bridge Basin Mixer Tap. This tap is a highly elegant and architectural piece of traditional brassware. It is an iconic, timeless piece of luxury that will make an impression on any interior space.

The AXOR Montreux 3 Hole Basin Tap 180 has a distinctive and sophisticated style that any Art Deco bathroom would thank you for. It is fitted with an aerator in the nozzle, which delivers a warm soft waterfall. It is also fitted with EcoSmart which can save up to 60% of water usage for sustainability.

Finally, the Crosswater Belgravia Monobloc Crosshead Basin Tap comes in three finishes. Unlacquered Brass, Chrome, and Nickel. This beautiful range is a wonderful combination of sleek, traditional design that features a modern twist. The Belgravia range has accessories all across the bathroom to match these taps. So, you can create a beautifully synchronized bathroom.

AXOR Montreux 3 Hole Basin Tap 180

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Roca Brassware

If  you’re currently looking for stunning, stylish brassware solutions that are also durable, reliable and use the latest technology that check out our Roca Brassware pages.

We now have an even wider range of Roca taps and showers available including Roca Thesis, Roca Escuadra, Roca Atlas, Roca Victoria and Roca Lanta.

Manufactured to the highest quality using durable raw materials and in collaboration with the most prestigious designers and architects you won’t fail to be impressed.

Roca Bathrooms are synonymous with quality and design, manufacturing in over 5 continents they have a range to suit every taste and budget.

A favourite at UK Bathrooms is the wall mounted Roca Escuadra Basin Mixer, on offer at £337.43 with a huge saving on RRP of £181.69 inc VAT. This wall mounted mixer from Roca delivers on both style and quality, it perfectly suits a surface mounted wash basin.

Or have a look at the Roca Escuadra Tall Basin Mixer Tap, elegant yet modern it will also work best with a surface mounted basin, available for £195 inc VAT.

Roca Escuadra Wall Mounted Basin Mixer

 

Roca Escuadra Tall Basin Mixer Tap

Our Roca Thesis range includes the gorgeous Thesis Basin Mixer Tap. Its crisp, clean lines having been inspired by the modern, urban lifestyle. Designed for a basin with only one tap hole, made from solid brass this Roca beauty offers durability and functionality.

Roca Thesis Basin Mixer Tap

Roca Victoria Thermostatic Shower Column

The Roca Victoria Thermostatic Chrome Shower Column is available for £492.69 inc VAT

 

 

 

 

Touchless Taps from hansgrohe

We’ve a choice of 3 Touchless Taps from leading brassware brand hansgrohe currently on offer with a massive 50% saving on RRP.

The hansgrohe Focus Touchless Tap is now available at just £267.50 inc VAT, the hansgrohe Metris S Touchless Tap from £380.00 inc VAT and the stylish hansgrohe PuraVida Touchless Tap from £520.00 inc VAT.

As well as being a sleek additional to any bathroom these taps are ideal in workplaces and public areas thanks to their ‘no-touch’ operation.

These touchless wonders are packed with brilliant technology including features such as hygiene wash option, infrared sensors and water stop for when you need to clean the sink.

 

hansgrohe Matt Black

Matt black comes to the bathroom with slick angles, shapely silhouettes and a modern industrial feel – combine it with bright white ceramics for a bold, contemporary contrast.

We love the new Matt Black brassware range from leading bathroom manufacturer hansgrohe.  hansgrohe has expanded its FinishPlus brassware range to include on trend Matt Black. This recently launched contemporary finish is across hansgrohe’s range of showerheads, basin and bath mixers, shower hoses and accessories.

The beautiful @hansgroheuk Matt Black

The new Matt Black is perfect for styling with white ceramics and black shower screens.  Matt Black offers a pared back elegant look whilst guaranteeing all the quality features that you can expect from hansgrohe.

Available now with minimal delivery times.

Warm, reflective and glowing… VitrA’s stunning Copper Brassware & Bathroom Accessories

Copper is a traditional material that has stormed its way back into fashion.  Warm, reflective and glowing it is certainly making all of us here at ukbathrooms.com keen to update our own bathrooms!

         

We love this stunning range from VitrA, encompassing brassware and accessories all in a choice of finishes including Copper. Pair this metal with natural materials such as wood and marble for an elegant, contemporary look.  The copper trend is showing no sign of slowing down, and current demand is high on our site.  The polished finish from VitrA has a more golden look as opposed to a natural deep orange tone.

Over the past few years metallics have become really popular with the warm copper and brass shades being easy to incorporate in our homes.  In your bathroom, opt for copper taps, shower, waste, exposed bottle trap and matching accessories, use the Copper as a standout feature so it really makes your room pop.

      

Opulent shades such as Kingfisher blue and teal are a perfect partner to this metal, decadent in tone they are an ideal combination. Equally, a bathroom that uses marble and copper brassware has an appeal that is timeless. Charcoal, smoky greys, blush pink and neutrals also work with this warm finish and can be visually stunning.

Tip – use copper sparingly for more impact – either limit to a gorgeous copper bath or brassware and accessories – less is often more!

Perfectly tailored to the perfect finish you desire: AXOR FinishPlus

AXOR_FinishPlus
Bathroom design can be as individual as you are, express your personality and taste with bespoke touches such as colour and texture. Introducing the ultimate design concept for bathroom brassware, AXOR FinishPlus. You will now be able to select the desired finishes on AXOR taps and mixers, showers and valves.

Since colour and finish play an important role in the design process, with different colours and finishes from AXOR you are able to transfer your creativeness into your bathroom pieces.

Personalised Options:

Available in 15 exquisite special surface finishes, additionally, other colours or colour combinations can be realised to satisfy individual requirements. Chose from brushed or polished metallic shades, or specify more options yourself with a fully bespoke colour request service available!

AXOR FinishPlus

See some beautiful examples here

Gold-Finish Exclusivity

The AXOR Citterio E collection created in red gold

Available in the following collections

AXOR Citterio, AXOR Citterio E, AXOR Citterio M, AXOR Montreux

AXOR Starck, AXOR Starck Organic

Perfection in the workmanship.

AXOR FinishPlus

Manufactured with the special PVD method, AXOR FinishPlus surface finishes are brilliant.  Robust and durable, they are tougher than you can imagine.  PVD method stands for the physical vapor deposition process. It not only provides an extra metal layer, the evaporation of various process and gas mixtures also create a different surface light reflection. Because of the PVD method, you can transform these already iconic AXOR products with exceptional aesthetics and functional quality.

All AXOR FinishPlus items are made to order, please contact us to discuss your requirements. We will be happy to help build a quote for you.
You can use the following methods to discuss your requirements.
Call us: 01765 694 720
Email us: [email protected]
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