How to choose the perfect Bathroom Tap

At Ceramic City we know that choosing the perfect tap involves considering both functional and aesthetic factors that match your needs and preferences. Here are some steps to help you choose the right tap for your needs:

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    Edge Freestanding Bath Shower Mixer – Chrome

    Type of Tap: There are several types of taps available, including single-handle, double-handle, wall-mounted, and pull-out/pull-down faucets. Choose the type that suits your kitchen or bathroom layout and your preferred method of operation.

  2. Functionality: Consider the specific features you need. For instance, some taps offer adjustable water flow and temperature settings, while others might have a spray function or a filtration system.
  3. Water Pressure Compatibility: Check the water pressure in your home. Some taps require higher water pressure to function optimally, so ensure the tap you choose is compatible with your water pressure.
  4. Material and Finish: Taps come in various materials such as stainless steel, chrome, brass, and more. Choose a material that complements your kitchen or bathroom décor and is durable enough to withstand daily use.
  5. Style and Aesthetics: Consider the overall style of your kitchen or bathroom. Choose a tap that fits the aesthetic, whether it’s modern, traditional, industrial, or something else. The tap’s design should harmonize with your existing fixtures.
  6. Spout Height and Reach: The spout height and reach can affect how functional and convenient the tap is for various tasks. Consider the depth of your sink and the types of containers you’ll be filling or washing to determine the ideal spout height and reach.
  7. Installation Requirements: Different taps have varying installation requirements. Make sure the tap you choose can be easily installed in your existing sink or countertop configuration.
  8. Ease of Use: Opt for taps that are easy to operate. Handles should be comfortable to grip and turn, especially if you have children or elderly family members using them.
  9. Maintenance and Cleaning: Some finishes are more prone to showing water spots and fingerprints. Choose a finish that is easy to clean and maintain.
  10. Brand and Quality: Choose reputable brands known for producing high-quality taps. While these might be slightly more expensive, they often come with better durability and warranties.
  11. Budget: Set a budget for your tap purchase. Taps come in a wide price range, so having a budget in mind can help you narrow down your options.
  12. Compatibility with Accessories: If you plan to add water filtration systems, soap dispensers, or other accessories, make sure the tap is compatible with these add-ons.
  13. User Reviews: Read reviews from other customers to learn about their experiences with the tap you’re considering. This can provide valuable insights into real-world performance.

Remember that the perfect tap choice is a balance between functionality, aesthetics, and your personal preferences. Take your time to research and compare options before making your decision. We of course will be delighted to help. Please contact us at any of our three showrooms and we will be delighted to assist.

Why Choose Ceramic City

Ceramic City is Ireland’s Leading  Supplier of the following: Floor tiles, Wall tilesPorcelain tiles, Outdoor tiles, Large format tiles, Polished tilesMatt finish tilesRectified tiles, Patio tiles, Ceramic tiles, Mosaic tiles, Antislip tilesPattern tilesStone look tilesMarble look tilesConcrete look tilesCement look tiles, Coloured tiles, Ptv tested tilesBaths, Showers, Wetrooms, Jackoboard.  We are also a leading Tile Distributor in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Contact us at any of our three showrooms based in Charlestown, Castlebar, and Sligo, or email

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