Taps and Mixers Archive

Modern bathroom design with Crosswater taps and mixers

Crosswater offers a comprehensive range of unique brassware solutions, the design of which is cutting edge using superior materials. The range of taps and showering products all embracing the latest technology can be found at our web pages, we describe just three of them here.

The Crosswater Water Square Mini Basin is perfect for a smaller bathroom or possibly for use in a cloakroom. The rectangular handle and the slim spout are sure to be admired and it will work equally well on either high or low pressure systems with a minimum pressure of 0.2 bar and the mini basin tap is guaranteed for 15 years. This delightful chrome Crosswater product, clearly demonstrates that good things really do come in small packages.

Crosswater Water Square Mini Basin Mixer

For another stunning design from the Crosswater team look no further than the superb and innovative Glide Floor standing Bath Shower Mixer with Kit. This innovative mixer is yet another demonstration that you can rely upon Crosswater to be one step ahead of its competitors. Made from the very best materials and finished in high chrome, the mixer is guaranteed for 15 years ensuring years of bathing pleasure.

Crosswater Glide Floorstanding Bath Shower Mixer

The Crosswater Essence bath mixer tap is sure to give any bathroom a touch of elegance and in the same way as other essence products from the collection; you are assured of both style as well as dependability. This stylish Essence Bath Filler Tap features a waterfall spout, a chrome finish that will effortlessly blend in with any type of decor and in the same way as all other products from the range it offers style as well as dependability; the mixer is offered with a 15 year guarantee.

Crosswater Essence Bath Filler Tap

We ensure that our website will give you hassle free shopping, unbeatable prices, and fast delivery direct to your door. Check the complete Crosswater collection at the manufacturer’s pages.

Axor Starck V bathroom tap by Philippe Starck

We are delighted to be associated with the exclusive launch of another stunning design from Philippe Starck in the shape of a glass bodied open ended spout tap that looks, as well as functions, beautifully. Indeed when describing his new design, Philippe said “Axor Starck V is a revolution, the essence of minimalism, a vortex, this wonder of nature, surrounded by complete transparency,” and we could not have described it better.

Axor Starck V

The Axor Starck V was the subject of a lot of research by the Hansgrohe technicians until they finally perfected the vortex principal which is the secret of this exclusive mixer. The Axor Starck V is certainly beautiful, but importantly it is functional as well. With the very easy-click-in design and safety-stop function, this makes it really easy to remove the glass body from its base to clean it.

Axor Starck V2

The material itself is also very carefully selected, Hansgrohe used crystal glass, which is top quality and importantly this is dirt resistant, you can even put the glass body into the dishwasher! In addition to the chrome and high gloss white, you have a choice of twelve different finishes, for example brushed nickel for the base and a sandblasted crystal glass variant for the body.

Check out a video of the Axor Starck V features below:

Bringing 21st century technology to your bathroom – Vado Identity Taps

As if by magic the Vado Identity waterfall taps, controlled cleverly by a unique digital touch screen which allows the change of temperature at the touch of a button! This is truly futuristic technology and with the water falling down the spout, changing in colour provided by LED lights, from blue to purple and from purple to red according to the temperature that has been selected on the touch screen.

Vado Identity Waterfall Basin Tap

You can choose between an open a wall mounted open channel spout or one mounted on a deck to fill the basin or bath and the open channel is a feature that is a wonderful blend of high chrome and LED lighting. The Vado system works well with low pressure plumbing, which it is not unusual to find in UK homes, working perfectly at just 0.5 bar.

Vado Identity Wall Mounted Waterfall Tap

The wall mounted completely digital touch screen which gives the bathroom an ultra-modern look that is sure to add style to any type of bathroom decor. A warm or hot bath is yours at the touch of a button and the temperature is easily gauged by the colour of the water running down the waterfall effect spout. The concealed control unit has the assurance of a 12 year guarantee from the manufacturer, supplied through UK Bathrooms at the lowest discounted prices to be found anywhere.

The St. James Collection

The retro styled Victorian and Edwardian bathrooms are very much in demand today as more people appreciate the simple, elegant lines and crisp white finish that makes this classical styling appealing.

We are pleased to present the very latest St James range of high quality products that include both the ceramic products, as well as a full range of Victorian styled bathroom taps and mixers, bathroom showers and traditional bathroom accessories.

Buying these vintage style products does not mean that you will have to put up with outdated technology, far from it. The St James technology is pure 21st century and although the taps, mixers and showering products look absolutely genuine Victorian items right down to the porcelain handles, they are in fact crafted from solid brass and individually polished by hand, to give a totally flawless appeal and shine.

Take the St James Traditional Deck Mounted Bath Shower Mixer Tap as an example. Looking at this you can imagine being in a swish Mayfair hotel at the beginning of the 20th century, the fine detail of the handle of the mixer and taps hides the modern disc technology, no more washers and dripping taps today.

St James Traditional Deck Mounted Bath Shower Mixer Tap

Again the Hampton High Level Toilet Suit is pure elegance but now includes water saving dual flush cistern. Similarly the Hampton Low level suite also has dual flush and will bring that sense of luxury to a bathroom or cloakroom.

Showering is not something that is totally new, our predecessors also enjoyed the luxury of an overhead shower. By combing the St James Manual Shower Valve with the 15mm Shower Arm and Head, a luxury style early twentieth century shower will have been created. The shower valve will deliver smoothly every time the correct pressure and water temperature and is suitable for all systems.

The St James Collection manufactured by the established British company Marflow Engineering Ltd.

St James Collection

Creating a modern en suite

En suites provide a private area to wash and groom away from the main bathroom and are great for busy families and lifestyles. In this article we’ll show you some of our favourite products for creating the perfect modern en suite, that won’t break the bank.

Shower Enclosure

Simpsons Design View Inward Opening Quadrant Shower
The Simpsons Design View Shower Enclosure is sleek and stylish, and built to last. It’s clean lines and durable 8mm toughened glass make it ideal for an en suite, and it also features a reversible door making installation and positioning easy.

Measuring 1400mm x 900mm and 1950mm high, the Simpsons Design View Shower Enclosure makes a perfect focal point for any modern en suite. It also features a lifetime guarantee for peace of mind and is finished with a silver frame.

Simpsons Design View Inward Opening Quadrant Shower

Shower

Crosswater Solo Fixed Shower Head 200mm

To finish off your shower design, you can’t go far wrong with the Crosswater Solo Fixed Shower Head.

Elegance by Crosswater: a mix of traditional design and contemporary styling making the most of your new bathroom. Wall or ceiling mounted, this elegant shower head provides the best showering experience thanks to its integrated air-fusion system.

This quality shower head is engineered and manufactured to exacting standards, and comes complete with a 15 year manufacturer guarantee.

Crosswater Solo Fixed Shower Head 200mm

Basin

Ideal Standard Concept Cube 40cm Handrinse Basin
The Ideal Standard Concept Cube Basin is perfect for any en suite and can be fitted with an optional full or semi-pedestal and has a choice of 1 or 2 tap holes. Available in gloss white, this basin was designed by award winning designer Robin Levien and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Offering outstanding value for money, the Ideal Standard Concept Cube Basin is perfect for small bathrooms and en suites alike.

Ideal Standard Concept Cube 40cm Handrinse Basin

Basin Tap

Phoenix CA Series Basin Mixer Tap

Another great statement piece, the Phoenix CA Series Basin Mixer Tap is the pinnacle of style and design. Ideal for both high and low pressure systems, this mixer taps unique design and waterfall effect adds to the visual appeal of your en suite.

This tap is also eco-friendly and comes equipped with an Enviro-Click cartridge, which can save you up to 50% of your water. It is also backed by a 10 year manufacturer’s guarantee for peace of mind.

Phoenix CA Series Basin Mixer Tap

Toilet

Ideal Standard Concept Cube Close Coupled WC Suite

To match in with the basin design, we have chosen the Ideal Standard Concept Cube toilet. Its compact design makes it a great addition to any en suite and comes complete with everything needed to install it straight away.

Designed by the legendary Robin Levien, this stylish toilet has a soft close seat and push button flush to save you water. This toilet features a lifetime guarantee on the pottery so you can be sure of many years of service.

Ideal Standard Concept Cube Close Coupled WC Suite

Bathroom Cabinet

Noble Primo Aluminium Illuminated Mirror Cabinet

The Noble Primo Aluminium Illuminated Mirror Cabinet is lightweight and easy to install. It features a low voltage overhead light for better visibility and an inner shaving socket. It’s compact, yet stylish design is great for small bathrooms and en suites, and is perfectly suited for other Noble Furniture products such as wall units, vanity’s and freestanding units.

Noble Primo Aluminium Illuminated Mirror Cabinet

Designing a small modern en suite

One of the most luxurious things you can add to your home is your own en suite bathroom. Unfortunately, many homes don’t have a lot of room where they can build one, but even a wardrobe sized space can fit a tiny en suite, and there are plenty of ways to make it feel a little bit bigger than it really is.

If you want your en suite to look modern and uncluttered, you need to be careful what you choose to put in there. Try to keep the number of bottles and towels low or store what you need in the bedroom. If you really need some storage in the en suite itself, have open shelves so you’re not calculating how much room you can spare for doors and drawers.

Sml Bathroom 2

Lighting is one of the easiest ways to improve a small room. If there’s no window, it’s particularly important to design your lighting strategically. Halogen spot lights will brighten the room within invading the space, and using mirror or mirrored surfaces to bounce the light will work wonders.

Sml Bathroom 1

Choosing the right tiling too will make a huge difference to how your little en suite looks – the lighter the colour of the tiles, the better. Anything reflective or lightly coloured will make the space seem much larger. The size of the tiles is also important – very large ones can give the illusion of a more open room, and very small ones, such as mosaic tiling will have the same effect. Too much repetition on medium sized tiles will shrink the room though.

Sml Bathroom 3

You should always remember to measure your shower, storage cupboard and toilet fixtures before installing them in a small bathroom and figure out the layout first. They might appear to fit but block your access to the door or shower if not laid out properly.

 

Unique Lighting Motion Sensor LED Light (3 Pack)

There can be nothing more annoying than waking the rest of the house when you stagger to the bathroom in the middle of the night by switching on the bathroom light, especially if the extractor fan is connected to the lighting, which is very common today. Similarly if you are working on a late shift and come home late at night when, others are in bed, by fitting one of the Unique motion sensor lights you can access the bathroom or any other part of the house such as a hallway or staircase.

The lights are battery powered and are easily fitted by a simple adhesive strip, contained in the pack. Or for a more permanent fixing, screws and wall plugs are provided. The motion sensor will detect motion up to ten feet away and will give an adequate pool of light of 10 square feet. and sensibly switch themselves off 30 seconds after the last motion detection. The batteries are AA size alkaline and will last an average of one year from installation, The product is weatherproof and can be fitted outdoors as well as inside. Never stumble in the dark at night again with a Mr Beam motion sensor.

Unique Lighting Motion Sensor LED 3 Light Kit

Using the bathroom at night does not have to be a problem and it is not necessary to disturb the whole household by turning on lighting in the hallway or the main bathroom light, particularly if this also operates an extractor fan. All of these problems can be easily overcome by fitting LED motion sensor lighting to the bathroom and if required the hallway as well, which requires only simple DIY skills.

The Mr Beams All Purpose Motion Sensor is a battery powered and operated LED light which is easy to mount almost anywhere either inside or outside in minutes with no wiring needed. The battery life is extremely economical and will last on average a full year. The pack contains all that is needed with 6 screws and wall plugs, 3 mounting brackets, double sided adhesive tape and a useful user manual.

Each individual light will detect motion up to 10 feet away, and will provide 10 square feet of lighting, should you want to use the light outside they are weatherproof. The lights will turn themselves off 30 seconds after the last motion was detected.

Bathroom lighting ideas

If the bathroom is in need of some extra lighting there are lots of options for you to create your perfect bright and breezy bathroom. If you plan carefully you can turn your dark and dingy bathroom into a luxurious paradise in no time. It is important to note that conventional lighting should never be used in a bathroom. Even if you have found a brilliant stylish light that would look great in your bathroom, if it wasn’t intended for bathroom use it could prove fatal to household members if installed in a bathroom.

Use low voltage spotlights or down lighters on your ceiling. These work great with glass and water which makes them perfect for bathroom lighting. You can also fit these with a dimmer placed just outside the bathroom so you can control the intensity of the lighting. A great alternative is to use a motion sensor led light for that bathroom too; with these there is no need to wake the rest of the house at night with bright lights or the bathroom fan. These automatically detect motion up to 10 feet and switch off after 30 seconds after last motion detection. Powered by 4 AA alkaline batteries with an average battery life of one year.

Choosing the right tap or mixer

Choosing the right taps and mixers for your bathroom can really make a difference but it can get a little confusing as there is such a huge choice of styles, types, finishes, shapes and sizes. Some of the things to consider when looking through our web pages would include the style or finish of other components in your bathroom. Does your bathroom basin have one, two or even three tap holes? For the bath does this require wall mounted taps and if you want a shower a bath mixer could be the answer for you?

The type of heating system that is present in your property can also have an effect on the choices available to you. Many continental bathroom taps are designed to work with high pressure heating systems, but a large proportion of UK heating systems operate using low pressure hot water. By looking through the section on taps and mixers, you will see a complete range all at unbeatable prices. One of our advisors will be happy to discuss your options or answer any questions you may have on our simple to use “chat with us” tag at the pages.