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The Different Types of Basin Taps Explained

by E Cavendish 17 May 2024 0 Comments
The Different Types of Basin Taps Explained


When it comes to choosing a basin tap, the variety can be overwhelming. Each type of tap serves a unique purpose and suits different styles and functionalities. At Tapron Ireland, we offer a comprehensive selection to cater to all your bathroom needs. Here's an overview of the different types of basin taps available, followed by a detailed guide to help you make the best choice for your home.

Types of Basin Taps Available on Tapron Ireland

Monobloc Taps

Monobloc taps are a popular choice for modern bathrooms. They require a single hole in the basin and feature one spout from which both hot and cold water can be controlled either by a single lever or dual handles. These taps are perfect for compact spaces and provide a neat, streamlined look. Explore our range of monobloc taps  to find sleek designs and functional elegance.

Pillar Taps

For those who favor a more traditional look, pillar taps are ideal. Consisting of two separate taps for hot and cold water, each requires its own hole in the basin. Pillar taps are straightforward to use and maintain, fitting perfectly into a classic bathroom decor. Browse classic and contemporary pillar tap designs on Tapron Ireland.

basin tap types

Mixer Taps

Mixer taps are designed to offer convenience by mixing hot and cold water in a single spout, allowing for precise temperature control. They can be either deck-mounted directly on the basin or wall-mounted, saving countertop space and enhancing the bathroom’s aesthetic. Check out the variety of mixer taps at Tapron Ireland, available in various styles and finishes.

Wall-Mounted Taps

Wall-mounted taps are fixed directly to the wall, with the plumbing concealed behind the wall, creating a clean and modern look. They work well in minimalist bathrooms and can make smaller basins appear more spacious. For a selection of stylish wall-mounted taps, visit Tapron Ireland and choose a design that elevates your bathroom.

Waterfall Taps

Add a luxurious touch to your bathroom with waterfall taps. These taps allow water to flow out through a wide spout, mimicking the gentle pour of a waterfall. This type is not only visually stunning but also enhances the sensory experience of using your basin. Discover elegant waterfall taps at Tapron Ireland.

Tall Basin Taps

Also known as vessel taps, tall basin taps are designed to complement vessel sinks, which sit above the counter. These taps are taller than standard taps, providing the necessary clearance for above-counter basins. Tapron Ireland offers a variety of tall basin taps that combine style with functionality, suitable for any modern bathroom.

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Explore our modern basin taps collection here


Choosing the right basin tap is crucial for the functionality and style of your bathroom. Whether you prefer a traditional look or a modern design, understanding the different types available helps you make an informed decision. Visit Tapron Ireland to view our extensive selection and find the perfect tap for your bathroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.How do modern taps work?
Modern taps mix hot and cold water using an internal mechanism that allows for precise temperature control. They often feature ceramic disc technology, which provides smooth operation and reduces wear and tear for a longer-lasting tap. Advanced models may include touchless technology, water filtration, or thermostatic controls to keep water at a consistent temperature.


2.How do I choose a basin tap?

To choose a basin tap:

  • Compatibility: Ensure the tap matches the hole configuration of your basin.
  • Water Pressure: Select a tap that suits your home's water pressure.
  • Style and Finish: Choose a design and finish that complements your bathroom décor.
  • Features: Consider taps with additional features like water-saving technology or temperature control.
  • Budget: Set a budget that balances cost with quality and features.
  • Reviews: Read customer reviews to gauge performance and durability.


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