From the classic monobloc tap to a pull-out spray, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the perfect kitchen tap. Here’s a quick overview:
The most common kitchen tap in the UK, the monobloc tap, comes in all shapes and sizes. But what unites them is their simple design and ease of use. Featuring a single spout and two handles, this tap style is simple to use and adjust the water temperature. They’re easy to install, with just one tap hole required, and can connect to the sink or worktop. Available as a classic swan neck, modern square and a wide range of other shapes, it’s clear to see why a monobloc tap is so popular.
A kitchen tap is an essential fixture in any home – so choosing the right one is vital. There are a few things you must consider to ensure it is the perfect tap.
Taps can be mounted in two ways – sink or worktop. Some are universal, and some are not, so make checking a vital part of your search. With no standard size otherwise, it’s up to you how big you go with your tap.
Most pipes that connect to your tap have a standard 35mm diameter, but before you choose your new tap, it’s vital you check this. It’s also important to check the space above your sink to make sure the tap you choose will fit. The height and reach of the spout should fit your kitchen. Consider the tap reach and whether this is suitable for the size of your sink.
The answer is in the name. In short, a water filter kitchen tap filters the water you’re served, giving you a clean and healthy drop. Passing the water through a filter system below the sink, any impurities such as copper or lead are removed, which results in fresher tasting and odourless water.
The two most common types of material are stainless steel and brass finished in chrome. Both are excellent materials for durable and long lasting taps.
Calculate the distance between your boiler and tap, one meter of piping roughly equates to 0.1 bar pressure. If your house has a combi boiler, pressure is not an issue.