What’s the one bathroom feature that always catches your eye? The tapware. It gives homeowners a chance to explore creativity and inject a splash of personality to their bathroom, giving visitors lasting impressions.
Explore our collection of audacious tapware engineered from stainless steel and personalise it with a selection of cohesive finishes including, brushed gold, brushed nickel, chrome, matt black, rose gold, gun metal grey or white. Our comprehensive tapware range includes basin mixers, tap sets, shower heads & arms, high rise mixer, shower mixer and more.
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Transform the ordinary into extraordinary by adding a personal touch to your bathroom tapware. Explore our collection of audacious tapware engineered from stainless steel and choose from a selection of finishes including, brushed gold and nickel, chrome, matt black, and more.
Our wide range of tapware including, basin mixers, shower heads & arms, high rise mixers, and tap sets suitable for all bathroom, kitchen and laundry applications.
How to choose your bathroom tapware
Looking to transform ordinarily boring bathroom tapware into a standout feature? You’re in the right place. There are a few things to consider including, design, material, application, and functionality before choosing your ideal tap set. Here are some simple tips to help you choose a tap set for your home.
Application — where is it going to be installed?
Is it attached to the kitchen sink? Is it a wall mounted basin mixer? Mounted to the wall? Or, on the counter top? Where you install it will have an impact on its size and height, and can affect its ease of use and functionality, which is particularly important with laundry & kitchen mixers.
Continue reading to find out the different types of tapware suitable for your bathroom, kitchen and laundry below.
Water rating — is it water efficient?
Always keep an eye out for the water rating label, which ensures it complies with government regulations under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme.
Choosing water efficient tapware will help you save on water and energy bills. Browse our range of high-quality tapware online or ask one of our representatives about our water-efficient tap sets today.
Design — does it complement the space?
There are dozens of styles and finishes from which to choose, how do you know what’s right for you? Consider the overall theme of your bathroom, kitchen or laundry and if you plan to use your tapware as a standout feature or a seamless addition to your interior design.
Whether you’re after traditional, modern or contemporary styles, from chrome finishes to matte black, we stock a wide range of tapware designs and styles made to complement your space. You’ll find everything you need to complete the look of your bathroom and kitchen at V Bathroom.
Types of Bathroom tapware
For ease of use and functionality, basin mixer taps have become a popular choice for bathrooms. They give homeowners the ability to control both temperature and water flow using a single lever handle and helps reduce water wastage. For above counter basins, you may want to consider a high rise basin mixer to ensure it clears above the basin bowl.
Available in a wide range of finishes and colours, shop our online collection of basin taps and mixers, wall-mounted basin mixers, top-mounted taps, wall top assemblies, basin spouts, and more.
With a wide range of styles and designs for bath tapware, your choice will ultimately depend on the type of bath setup you have.
For bath and shower combinations, consider a single shower rail or shower mixer with a diverter that allows you to separate the water to a bath mixer/tap set. We have both wall-mounted and top-mounted taps suitable for each application.
For freestanding baths, offer a little more flexibility in style and design when it comes to choosing a freestanding bath mixer. If your bath is positioned away from the wall, a floor-mounted bath mixer would be ideal. If it’s installed close to a wall, consider a wall-mounted bath mixer set.
For wall-mounted baths, consider any wall basin bath mixer taps and spouts.
For traditional insert baths, wall-mounted and top-mounted mixer sets and bath spouts are a perfect choice, providing there are tap holes available.
What is the best material for bathroom tapware?
The best material for tapware will often come down to personal preference and finding something that will complement your existing interior. At V Bathroom we stock a wide range of tapware material including, chrome and stainless steel, which are made to withstand the test of time.
When it comes to choosing tapware for your home, we recommend not to cut on quality. High-quality tapware will ensure your bathroom is looking its best for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you mix black and chrome tapware?
If you’re wondering if black tapware is a fad, black and matte black fittings and fixtures are very much on-trend and are an excellent choice for creating a modern and contemporary look.
If you are to blend black and chrome, we recommend going with black tapware and chrome finishes for other bathroom accessories, such as towel rails.
Avoid mixing black and chrome together for a more consistent look. We hold a wide range of finishes, including matte black, chrome, brushed gold, brushed nickel, rose gold and more.
Does black tapware scratch?
Manufactured from high-quality materials with an electroplated finish, black tapware is highly durable and resistant to marks, fingerprints and scratches. However, it is still prone to damage if they are not looked after.
How to clean black tapware?
Black and matt black tapware is fairly easy to clean with mild soapy water and dried with a dry cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or wax-based cleaners, as this may damage the finish, and leave stains on the outer finish.
Do you have to match the mixer to the tapware?
Tapware generally comes as a set and it is advised to have matching mixers and tapware for a more consistent design and finish. Speak to one of our design experts here at V Bathroom about tapware that complements your space.