Bathroom taps: style tips
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An extensive choice of models which differ in their styling requirements, function and positioning.
Details make the difference: this is definitely the case when it comes to solutions which come in various shapes and quality levels, although they accommodate the same needs. Let’s look at which bathroom tap models match the various other elements and distinctive decorative style of the bathroom.
As time goes by
The story of the tap dates back to the age of antiquity, but it wasn’t until the 1800s that the screw version was invented, by the English merchant Thomas Griss, thanks to whom we can still adjust the flow of water today. The year 1937 saw the introduction of the first tap with two hot and cold knobs to mix water, whereas the creation of the mixer tap where these valves have been replaced by a single lever is attributed to the genial Danish architect and designer, Arne Jacobsen, whose concept dates back to 1968.
When you choose, you can assess your solution by starting, for instance, with the type of desired water outlet, the shape of the washbasin or the available space. Obviously, deciding on how to turn on the water, whether with two separate knobs or one single mixer, is a question of style, but it is also functional, in the pursuit of accommodating your own particular requirements in respect to speed or thermal precision.
Wall-mounted or sit-on
When matching the taps with the washbasins, one aspect to consider (even before defining the plumbing layout) is the type of connection. The bathroom tap can be positioned on the washbasin, on the vanity cabinet top, wall-mounted, but also floor-standing. Styling, practical and surprising systems: there’s always the right position to suit all tastes and requirements!
When the washbasin is built-in, semi-inset or sit-on the most common solution is to insert the tap directly onto it, assessing the height of the spout which must be higher than the surface of the washbasin itself. This solution is perfect, because it is easy to install and practical to use, and it shows how simplicity can be the best weapon to attract and make the whole ensemble more attractive.
With the built-in washbasin you will need to opt for a tap that is placed on the vanity unit top or wall-mounted.
Another interesting possibility is the combination of both solutions, with the outlet spout and knob separate, for an even more original look that sets no restrictions on the possibilities of use
The versatility of bathroom taps available means the same model can star in both a modern and “total black” setting as well as in a more classic and romantic room with decorations on the walls, thereby adapting to multiple contexts.
In this double version, the knobs show positioning variants, whereas the minimal curved-shaped spout blends in seamlessly with the oval undermount washbasin.
Floor-standing taps are designed specifically for monobloc washbasins, like those in this proposal with its strong visual impact which enhances the striking yet simple styling and contemporary feel of the setting.
With its strong scenic impact, this proposal accompanies the Dea bathtub with its decorative style with raised edging and chrome-finish feet, which in this case offers a touch of style to create a charming retro feel (photo above).
Class lies in the water
Accessories contribute towards turning the place for well-being into an exclusive and prestigious venue. In this case, the “Imperial” style taps imbue charm into the composition and have a simple elegance created thanks also to the shape of the two knobs which, despite their decidedly evocative appearance, retain their ergonomic function in full.