How to choose Tapware
Tapware is undoubtedly one of the most important fixtures of any home. It is highly functional and is available in a wide variety of types, designs and styles to meet a range of applications. Kitchen tapware is different from bathroom tapware; bathroom tapware is different from laundry tapware and vice versa. Knowing which tapware to choose for a particular application can be daunting.
Choosing the perfect tap for your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry is easy if you know what to look for. Critical tapware considerations include type and functionality, quality, and design.
Types of Tapware
Tapware is available in an array of types and even types of types! Knowing what type of tapware to choose is critical to choosing the right tapware. The first step is to consider the application – what room is the tapware for? The bathroom, kitchen or laundry?
Kitchen tapware is the easiest to choose because there is only the kitchen sink tap to consider. However, there are various types of kitchen sink taps. There are kitchen mixers (monobloc and single lever mixers), pull-out taps, wall-mounted taps, and traditional three-piece tap sets.
Laundry tapware is also relatively easy; it offers the same tapware options as a kitchen, with added tapware for washing machines in the form of washing machine stops.
Bathroom tapware is by far the hardest to choose due to the sheer volume of types. There are basin taps, showerheads, shower arms, shower sets, bath spouts, freestanding bath mixers, wall mixers and diverters. Amongst this, you then have various types of basin mixers, shower sets, showerheads etc.
To decide which tapware you need for a bathroom, consider your fixures and your application preference for each.
The quality of all tapware matters. As one of the most used fittings of a home, tapware, albeit bathroom, laundry or kitchen tapware, needs to prove longevity. When shopping for tapware in Perth, pay attention to the warranty, WELS rating, and internal components. For example, a quality tap will provide a minimum 5-year warranty, hold at least a 4-star WELS rating and feature brass construction and ceramic disc mixer cartridges. You will find our range of tapware tick all these boxes.
The design is the last consideration when choosing tapware in Perth. Note, it should be last – not first. There are so many design options available today that it is easy to select tapware that is high in both quality and design aesthetics. Whether you’re looking for traditional tapware or contemporary tapware, you will find the perfect selection for your needs in Ross’s range. We feature modern round and square tapware in chrome, matte black and contemporary brushed gold and nickel finishes. Whatever design style you want to achieve, you will find a suitable match at an appropriate price from Ross’s Discount Home Centre.