Sinks and Taps

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Taps and sinks work together and that’s why it’s crucial to make the right choice.

When choosing a sink think about the options of having a single bowl and drainer, having a 1 and a half bowl sink and drainer or even a double bowl sink and no drainer, there is a large range of possibilities. Also there are options of having an under mounted or an over mounted sink – under mounted sinks are not available for laminate worktops. 

Ceramic

Ceramic

They are hard wearing and have the ability to deal with high temperatures and chemicals. One of the most important features is that it’s simple to clean which makes it hygienic.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Most households choose a stainless steel sink because they are practical and hard-wearing as well as being reasonably priced. They will not chip or crack however they can scratch. There is a range of finishes, styles and designs to choose from.

Composite

Composite

These sinks are known to look stunning and also be functional as they will not scratch, chip or stain and it can also withstand heat.

Taps

Taps

When choosing a tap there is a wide range of different styles and designs. You will need to consider your water pressure as mixer taps need a higher pressure to work and size is also important as you would generally match a small tap with a small sink and vice versa. Below are some different types of taps and material choices.

Mixer taps
A mixer tap will give you control over the flow of the water and the temperature as hot and cold water is mixed together.

Dual flow
This option is for those who want a mixer tap but their hot and cold water flows at different pressures. It keeps the flow of water separated within the tap before delivering a single stream of water.

Brushed, matt and satin
These are an alternative to chrome and offer an element of freshness as well as a modern look.

Brass
If you want to add an element of class then brass taps can really make a difference and transform a sink.

Water filter taps
Filter taps filter the water so that it reduces the amount of chlorine and lead.

Pull-out spray mixer
This will enable you to rinse dishes and wash food as it includes an extendable hose that provides control over the water.

Monobloc
This design provides one lever that allows you to control both hot and cold water.

Hot tap
These taps immediately dispense boiling water. You can choose between a separate boiling water tap or you can have a combination tap with hot water, cold water and the boiling water.