The 4 Stages of buying Bathroom Taps

Bathroom Taps

Whether renovating your bathroom or building a new house, you’ve undoubtedly started looking for bathroom taps in Perth. Any bathroom is useless without taps. They are one bathroom accessory that you can’t do without. But how does one go about choosing bathroom taps in Perth? With hundreds of options available, ranging from modern mixer taps to traditional taps, I know choosing one can be pretty confusing.

Over my long career at Ross’s, I’ve met plenty of customers who have been in this very position. From my experience, I’ve realised that there are four significant stages when it comes to bathroom taps. In this article, I’ll explain what these four stages are. If you’re looking for new tapware, you should go through these stages chronologically to make the most of your purchase.

1. Consider the size of your bathroom

Customers generally know what tap sizes to buy before even looking at our bathroom tapware collection. They estimate tap sizes based on the size of their bathrooms. This may seem quite apparent to you, but I must warn you – many people new to home renovations make the mistake of getting swayed away by the numerous options at their disposal. You must not be one of them. You should always consider the size of your bathroom first and then choose appropriately sized taps so that they do not appear awkward.

2. Consider the functionality of the tap

After our customers determine what size taps to buy, they look at functionality. I’ve observed that customers’ choices are quite varied – some choose taller taps that can fit over insets, while others buy wall-mounted taps to be installed above counter basins. Other customers with freestanding baths look for taps that have a longer sprout. Our tapware range includes basin taps, shower taps, basin mixer taps, handheld taps, bath taps, and much more, so you have several choices. Remember, when you look for a tap, you must consider what you will use your tap for and also where the water will flow out.

3. Don’t overlook the water pressure

I’ve often been amazed by how knowledgeable some customers are when shopping for bathroom taps in our Perth showroom. They enquired about the water pressure capacity of our taps before going further into the buying process. Indeed, water pressure is a significant aspect, as taps are available across different water pressure levels. Taps installed at a higher level will deal with less pressure than those installed at a lower level. Remember this fact during the buying process, and you should talk to one of our salesmen about the water pressure aspects of taps before you buy.

Water pressure, however, will be affected by taps fitted with aerators. According to a study released by Water Corporation, the average Perth Resident uses 2.5 kilolitres of scheme water daily from bathroom tap basins, which is 2% of total use. The report also found that 91% of basin taps are aerator-capable, and only 79% have aerators. While the aerator limits the water flow through the faucet, keep in mind that it also reduces water use – which will reduce your water rates and help protect our Nation’s water supply.

4. Choose a style that complements your bathroom design

Finally, only after considering the size, functionality and water pressure aspects of taps do many of our customers, and should you, turn towards looking for beauty and style in bathroom taps. The design should always be your last priority when purchasing bathroom taps. However, when it comes to style, you certainly have many options. We have extensive bathroom taps in our Perth showroom and online, including the hottest trend – matt black tapware and gold tapware. You can choose to match designs such as the square shower mixer with square shower head and square basin mixer, or the cube shower mixer with cube basin mixer and so on. Go on and explore – we feature over 70 different styles for you!


Buying bathroom taps may seem to be a straightforward process, but given that taps are the most important aspect of your bathroom, you need to give it careful consideration. There are four chronological stages in the tap buying process that you must go through. You should first consider the size of your bathroom to choose appropriately sized taps. Then, you should consider the functionality of the taps you need. Next up, you should consider the water pressure standards of the tap. Finally, you should proceed to choose a tap style that complements the look of your bathroom.

Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we feature all types of home improvement products, including an extensive selection of tapware. Our showroom in Guildford, Perth, is well stocked, so should you choose to visit us, you can walk out with your choice of bathroom taps on the same day itself. Alternatively, shop from our online store, and we will deliver the items you buy to your doorstep in a couple of days and completely free of cost if you live in Perth Metro area!

Get in touch with us to find out more about our elegant tapware collection.

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