From traditional spout style kitchen taps to the latest innovation in bathroom taps, you can choose the one which will best compliment your lifestyle. Finest quality, great looking, stylish, but most durable kitchen taps. Whether it’s a new build or a renovation project.
There are several types of kitchen taps, you can choose from. With an array of spout varieties for the correct water flow and different pressure levels to suit your property. You will also find mixer taps that mix the water from both your faucets to give a softer spray, ideal for washing up under the sink. Some have built-in hygrometers to measure how much water is left in the tank and there are also automatic shut-off taps to ensure there is no water left in when the tap is turned off. To prevent corrosion and rust, you may wish to consider non-corrosive stainless steel models.
A pull model is one of the most popular kitchen taps available. This pulls out from behind the sink, similar to the type you see on old country farmhouses. They are often designed with a cutout for a soap dish or towel rack. With modern improvements in material and manufacturing, such as PVC, they are highly resistant to rusting and corrosion. They do require a stopper plug in the wall behind the sink, as some older models did not.
If you are more interested in concealed taps, a set of wall-mounted sinks and kitchen taps is the answer. The advantage is that you will not disturb anybody’s privacy. There are many different styles to choose from; stainless steel, brass, copper, and other metals. You can even get them with decorative cutouts. They look very professional and can blend into any kitchen.
If your new kitchen taps will have to be mounted outside the house where water pressure is not an issue, you could look at ceramic disc sinks. These new kitchen taps are available in a variety of styles. Some are under-mount, which means the faucet sits directly on the front of the ceramic disc. Others are mounted on the edge of the ceramic disc, so water will leak out if the water pressure is too low. A third option is to have a mounted sink and water outlet put together, so the faucet and sink are permanently attached.
If your kitchen is painted or has wood trim, you will need to select finishes for your kitchen taps to complement the rest of the kitchen. You have several options, including brass, bronze, polished chrome, brushed nickel, satin nickel, brushed marble, matte chrome, oil rubbed bronze, oil rubbed copper, and natural stone finishes. You can even find finishes that match your kitchen cabinets. Finishes vary in price, depending on what type of metal is used in the construction, finish, and other factors. If you are on a budget, you can still find quality finishes at affordable prices by shopping at discount retailers or by carrying discount home improvement items such as water heaters and light switches.
Another consideration for your kitchen taps is what kind of spray unit do you want, whether it is a spray handle or spray head. Some kitchen taps come with spray handles, while others come with spray heads that require hot water to be poured down into the spout, which then sprays hot water onto the floor or tiles below. If you plan on doing a lot of baking, you may decide to purchase a double spray head for all of your baking needs. However, if you only do simple cookery like baking cookies or preparing simple soups, you probably don’t need a spray head for these tasks. In this case, a simple kitchen sink tap or the old-fashioned push-button tap that comes with most pots and pans will work just fine. Some kitchen taps come with separate hand rinse and pull handles, and some may have both functions. The main benefit of having separate handling is that you don’t have to touch the wall to wash your hands every time you want to clean them. The pull handles, however, are more practical if you plan to do a lot of mixing and matching when using aerator taps to mix ingredients or mix wines. Pulling back on the handle causes the liquid to be pulled into the bowl from the faucet, so it takes a little longer to mix than it does to rinse.