Ross’s 3 step guide to buying tapware

Ross’s 3 step guide to buying tapware

Do you have a tap that leaks? According to, a leaking tap can waste as much as 20,000L of water a year. While you could get a plumber in to fix the leak, it offers the perfect excuse to update your tired tapware and replace it with something modern and refreshing. Such as the range of tapware we offer here at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

As the head of purchasing, I always meet customers looking to buy tapware in Perth. Thanks to years of experience, I know all about the process of selecting the perfect tapware for your kitchen, bathroom or laundry. Continue reading this article as I list a 3-step guide to buying tapware.

1. Check water pressure

Before you head out looking to buy tapware in Perth, I suggest that you first check your water pressure. While most of the tapware we stock works with a standard pressure, some of the mixers require a higher water pressure to function properly.

If you find that your water pressure is standard, then most of our tapware range will work fine. However, if you’re unsure about anything, you should seek the advice of your plumber or ask one of ours sales assistants. Our staff are equipped in helping you select the perfect tapware for your bathroom, laundry or kitchen.

2. Choose a style of tapware

Once you’ve checked your water pressure, you can head out and look for tapware in Perth. I have a simple rule that I offer customers looking for tapware – choose what matches the overall design of your kitchen, bathroom or laundry. Make sure to choose smaller taps for small basins and larger taps for larger fixtures.

You should first think of functionality and practicality before choosing a style. Consider what you will use your tap for and where the water will flow out to. By thinking of functionality, you will be able to determine whether you need a tall tap, a wall-mounted tap or any other type of tap.

Furthermore, with the large number of styles available, choosing the right tapware can be confusing. Some of the more common styles of tapware that we stock include mixer taps, dual flow taps, pillar basins and bath taps, shower mixers and pull-out spray mixers among others. You’ll find all these styles of tapware and many others on our online store.

I recommend you to hold and try out tapware before making a purchase. This way, you’ll get an idea of how comfortable the tap is and how easily it functions. Remember – the style of tapware is not all about looks. Rather, the style of tapware you choose should be determined by its functionality. Its finish will determine the looks.

3. Choose a finish

Finally, once you’re done choosing a style of tapware, you can choose which finish to go with. As with tapware styles, tapware finishes are also available in many types. Some of the more popular tapware finishes in the market include brass, chrome and brushed, satin and matte.

The finish will determine its aesthetics and looks. However, you must also check to see if the finish is easy to maintain. There’s no point spending all this time looking for tapware in Perth, only to find that the finish of your chosen tapware wares over time. For a robust finish, consider a chrome, brushed or matte finish – they are the easiest to maintain and they will last you many years.

Our range of tapware at Ross’s Discount Home Centre

If you’re looking for tapware in Perth, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We have an excellent selection of kitchen and bathroom tapware to meet all your needs. Browse through our collection of kitchen tapware and our bathroom tapware. I’m sure you’ll find something that catches your fancy!

Sink Mixer and Sprayer Unit

Sink Mixer and Sprayer Unit – Now $199

Square Bath Set

Square Bath Set – $120 inc.GST


If you’re looking to buy new tapware in Perth, then there are some basic steps to follow before you make a purchase. First of all, check your water pressure to see if it’s standard or high. Next, select a style of tapware that is convenient and functional for your needs – this will determine the style you need to look at. Finally, choose a finish to determine how your new tapware looks.

For quality tapware at the best prices in Perth, look nowhere else but Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Give us a call at (08) 9378 2233 and we’ll be happy to answer all your queries.