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10 Best Bathroom Taps UK 2022

While many folks rightly focus a lot of their attention on the big purchases in the bathroom, such as the bath, shower and basin, it’s vital not to neglect the smaller fittings. Bathroom taps are the jewellery of the room and provide an instant update to the space. Luckily, it’s also relatively easy to find a set online that looks good and complements your space; you just need to know what you’re looking for!


Ergo, we put together this nifty little buying guide to walk you through all the different features you should think about. For example, the finish - should you go for traditional brass, gold or even a striking black? After you’re all clued up on the buying process, check out our list of the best bathroom taps in the UK from popular brands such as Hansgrohe, all available from online UK retailers like Amazon and eBay.

  • Last updated: 14-01-2022
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How to Choose Bathroom Taps in the UK – Buying Guide

In this section, we’ll not only be looking at the taps and what differences you should consider when buying, but we’ll also be thinking about the basin you own (or hope to own) to ensure these pieces work together. Therefore, before reading on, it might be worth getting the dimensions of the sink so that you have them handy. 

Your Number of Tap Holes Indicate Your Options

Your Number of Tap Holes Indicate Your Options

You won’t get very far when shopping for taps if you don’t know how many tap holes you have, as this will determine the type that will work with your basin. You can have either single or double holes


With a single tap hole, the water flows from one spout, giving you the option of monobloc or single-lever taps. Monobloc taps only have one lever that moves from one side to another for either hot or cold. The taps, however, will function as two separate duties. Only all the water will come from one place.


Two tap holes, on the other hand, is a more traditional style. This will mean that you’ll need to purchase two pillar taps, although they'll come in a set. These are available in many styles, from various handles (more on these later) to different finishes. In case there is any confusion, each will independently control either the hot or cold water. 

The Basin's Size Determines the Size of the Spout

The Basin's Size Determines the Size of the Spout

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as not being able to get your hands or rinse your mouth under the tap. That's why it’s so important to find a tap (or taps) that are the correct size for your basin. However, there is no official measurement scale, so this is left down to you.


There are a few features you need to consider. Firstly, think about the depth of the basin. Secondly, think about the distance between the edge of the sink and the tap holes and if are there any cabinets above the sink that could interfere when using it. Finally, what are you using the taps for? Whether it's hand washing, brushing your teeth or shaving, this could all affect your decision.

 
Once you’ve answered those questions, you can start to look at your options. As you can imagine, there's a wide range of sizes, so consider smaller spouts for compact sinks in places such as downstairs bathrooms where space is minimal or look for higher and wider spouts if you have a larger basin. 

Lever or Knob: Choose the Handle for You

Lever or Knob: Choose the Handle for You

At this point, we can turn our focus away from the basin and start to look at the taps themselves - and where better to start than with the handles. You have two options – levers or knobs. These will affect both the aesthetics and the ease of use, so they’re worth paying attention to.

 
Lever handles are the more contemporary option and, therefore, look great in modern bathrooms. They tend to be finished in chrome and are easy to operate, which can be handy if you’re sharing your home with a tiny human, or you have reduced mobility in your hands. Plus, these are a good option if you’re concerned about hygiene as they can easily be turned on and off using the back of your hand or elbow.

 
Knobs are the more classic option and control the water flow with a twisting motion. Generally, they’ll have cross heads, which are favoured by those looking to add a period charm to their lavatory. While you may find chunkier or sleeker versions, they’ll all operate the same way. 

Find a Finish to Suit Your Decor

Find a Finish to Suit Your Decor

Finally, you’ll want to think about the finish. Nowadays, more often than not, people tend to opt for something with a chrome effect. They work well with a wide variety of bathroom styles and basins, from contemporary to classic. Plus, it’s also easier to find a basin waste to match this colourway, giving the bathroom a more complete and complementary look.

 
However, this is quite common, so some might want to push the boat out and look for something a little different. Another popular, modern colourway is a black finish. These work well on their own or alongside chrome effect fittings, which is handy because finding a black shower can be troublesome.

 
Other than these, you have classic finishes such as brass or gold. Again, these are a solid choice if you’re looking to create a vintage-themed bathroom with fittings to match. For instance, we can’t imagine a free-standing bath without taps like this. However, these can easily look out of place and clash with other fixtures in the bathroom, so you’ll need to commit to the look for the whole room! 

Top 10 Bathroom Taps in the UK

Now that we’ve covered everything you need to consider when looking for bathroom taps, it’s time to take a look at some of the best options out there! All of the products are available from established sites such as Amazon or John Lewis, so get ready to add the final touches to the cleanest and freshest room in the house!

10

AbodeSentiment Basin Mixer Bathroom Tap

£157.00

Tap Holes1
Spout Height66 mm
Spout Reach119 mm
HandleKnobs
Finish Chrome
9

WasserRhythmDT28G Taps Pair

£22.94

Tap Holes2
Spout Height45 mm
Spout Reach100 mm
HandleLever
Finish Chrome
8

AbodeSerenitie Deck Mounted Basin Mixer Tap

£450.00

Tap Holes1
Spout Height184 mm
Spout Reach134 mm
HandleKnobs
Finish Antique brass
7

HansgroheLogis Basin Mixer Tap

£68.09

Tap Holes1
Spout Height93 mm
Spout Reach108 mm
HandleLever
Finish Chrome
6

HansgroheTalis E Single Lever 240 Basin Mixer Tap

£218.95

Tap Holes1
Spout Height240 mm
Spout Reach183 mm
HandleLever
Finish Black
5

AbodeSentiment Basin Pillar Bathroom Taps

£146.00

Tap Holes2
Spout Height32 mm
Spout Reach93 mm
HandleKnobs
Finish Chrome
4

CelalaChrome Sink Mixer Taps

£27.99

Tap Holes1
Spout Height70 mm
Spout Reach100 mm
HandleLever
Finish Chrome
3

Bristan1/2 G Regency Basin Taps

£85.00

Tap Holes2
Spout Height82 mm
Spout Reach125 mm
HandleKnobs
Finish Gold
2

HapilifeWaterfall Basin Tap

£45.99

Tap Holes1
Spout Height70 mm
Spout Reach85 mm
HandleLever
Finish Black
1

BristanCLI 1/2 C Clio Basin Pillar Taps

£58.99

Tap Holes2
Spout Height47 mm
Spout Reach103 mm
HandleLever
Finish Chrome

Compare the Best Bathroom Taps

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1
Bristan CLI 1/2 C Clio Basin Pillar Taps 1

Bristan

2
Hapilife Waterfall Basin Tap 1

Hapilife

3
Bristan 1/2 G Regency Basin Taps 1

Bristan

4
Celala Chrome Sink Mixer Taps 1

Celala

5
Abode Sentiment Basin Pillar Bathroom Taps 1

Abode

6
Hansgrohe Talis E Single Lever 240 Basin Mixer Tap 1

Hansgrohe

7
Hansgrohe Logis Basin Mixer Tap 1

Hansgrohe

8
Abode Serenitie Deck Mounted Basin Mixer Tap 1

Abode

9
WasserRhythm DT28G Taps Pair 1

WasserRhythm

10
Abode Sentiment Basin Mixer Bathroom Tap 1

Abode

Name

CLI 1/2 C Clio Basin Pillar Taps

Waterfall Basin Tap

1/2 G Regency Basin Taps

Chrome Sink Mixer Taps

Sentiment Basin Pillar Bathroom Taps

Talis E Single Lever 240 Basin Mixer Tap

Logis Basin Mixer Tap

Serenitie Deck Mounted Basin Mixer Tap

DT28G Taps Pair

Sentiment Basin Mixer Bathroom Tap

Features

The Most Universally Acceptable Taps Available

Modern Style for Those Without Deep Pockets

Works Well With Any Type of Water Pressure

An Excellent Economical Option in Chrome

Balancing Contemporary and Classic Design

A Large Tap With Style and Substance

A Chunky, Modern Design That Cuts Consumption

An Antique Brass Tap Fit for a Queen

Decrease Water Consumption by up to 20%

Ideal for Large Basins Under Cupboards

Price£58.99£45.99£85.00£27.99£146.00£218.95£68.09£450.00£22.94£157.00
Tap Holes2121211121
Spout Height47 mm70 mm82 mm70 mm32 mm240 mm93 mm184 mm45 mm66 mm
Spout Reach103 mm85 mm125 mm100 mm93 mm183 mm108 mm134 mm100 mm119 mm
HandleLeverLeverKnobsLeverKnobsLeverLeverKnobsLeverKnobs
Finish ChromeBlackGoldChromeChromeBlackChromeAntique brassChromeChrome
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More Furnishings for Your Bathroom Makeover

More Furnishings for Your Bathroom Makeover

The finishing touches are what really brings a room together, and with bathrooms, that's taking a look at towel rails, toilet roll holders and bathroom bins. Check out more of our bathroom styling articles below to get that finished look you've been dreaming of.

Summary

You've now seen our list of the top 10 best bathroom taps and read our advice for choosing the best ones. We hope you've found the information helpful and you've managed to pick out a new set for your bathroom. Whether you went for a classic or modern option, we're sure you'll love your new purchase!

Author: Lewis Clark

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