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How Easy Is It to Fit New Bath Taps? Your Step-by-Step Guide

by E Cavendish 12 May 2024 0 Comments
How Easy Is It to Fit New Bath Taps? Your Step-by-Step Guide


Upgrading your bathroom's aesthetics or functionality often involves fitting new bath taps. Whether you're undertaking a full renovation or simply refreshing your bathroom's look, installing new taps can be a straightforward process with the right tools and a bit of know-how. Here’s a detailed guide on how to fit new bath taps, which you can find at Tapron Ireland.

Step 1: Choose the Right Taps

Before you begin, ensure you have the correct taps for your bath. Taps vary depending on the type of bath and the existing setup. Whether you're looking for mixer taps, pillar taps, wall-mounted, or freestanding taps, Tapron Ireland offers a wide selection suitable for any bath type.

Step 2: Gather Your Tools

You’ll need a few basic tools to fit your new bath taps:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Basin wrench
  • Screwdrivers
  • Plumber's tape
  • Cloth to protect the bath’s surface

Step 3: Turn Off the Water Supply

Always start by turning off the water supply to prevent any accidental flooding while you work. You can usually find the shut-off valves under the sink or near the water meter.

Step 4: Remove Old Taps

  • Open the taps to release any remaining water in the pipes.
  • Use the basin wrench to loosen and remove the nuts underneath the taps.
  • Carefully lift out the old taps from the top of the bath.

Step 5: Clean the Area

Before installing the new taps, clean the area around the tap holes in the bath. Remove any old sealant or debris to ensure a clean, smooth surface for the new installation.

Step 6: Install New Taps

  • Position the new taps into the holes in the bath.
  • From underneath, screw the washers and back-nuts onto the tap fittings, ensuring they are tight and secure.
  • Use plumber’s tape on the threads of the water connections for a watertight seal.
  • Connect the water supply pipes to the taps, and tighten them with the wrenches.

how to fit a bath tap

Step 7: Check for Leaks

Once everything is connected, turn the water supply back on and check all connections for any leaks. Tighten any fittings if necessary to ensure everything is watertight.

Step 8: Final Checks

  • Open the taps to let the water run for a few minutes and check again for any leaks. Make sure the taps are secure and operating smoothly.

Explore our modern bath taps collection here


Fitting new bath taps can be a manageable task for those who enjoy DIY projects. However, if you’re unsure or encounter complex plumbing issues, it’s wise to consult with or hire a professional plumber. At Tapron Ireland, we not only provide a wide selection of bath taps suitable for any bathroom setup but also offer advice and support to make your installation as smooth as possible.

Remember, a successful tap installation can transform the look of your bathroom significantly. With the right preparation and tools, you can achieve a professional finish, enhancing both the functionality and style of your bathroom.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bath Taps:

1.Should you silicone around bath taps?

Yes, it is recommended to apply silicone around bath taps. This helps to create a waterproof seal between the base of the tap and the bath surface, preventing water from leaking into the gaps and causing damage to your bathroom structure. Silicone sealant also helps to keep the taps secure and in place.
2.What colour taps are in fashion?

Currently, matte black, brushed gold, and rose gold taps are particularly in fashion. These colours add a modern and luxurious touch to bathrooms. Matte black taps are popular for their bold, contemporary look, while brushed gold and rose gold offer a warmer, more refined aesthetic. Chrome remains a timeless and versatile choice, fitting well with any bathroom style.

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