Traditional washstand and basin

REGAL_VANITY_UNITThe Bauhaus Regal traditional vanity basin and wash stand is a period replica piece of bathroom furniture made from solid rubber wood stained to a walnut finish to give it its environmental credentials.

This Regal vanity unit includes a polished marble worktop and factory fitted under mounted white ceramic basin. It has one tap hole and an overflow.

REGAL_MIRROR_TNThe unit itself offers plenty of storage and the door is reversible. It comes complete apart from the basin mixer which is available separately.

There is a matching Regal mirror (right) to complement the vanity unit also available separately.

The Bauhaus Regal is available to purchase online currently priced at £796.00 with 20% discount from tapstore.com and they will get it delivered directly to your door.

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Storm Bathroom Taps – From Roper Rhodes

Roper Rhodes Storm bathroom taps are pound for pound the best value for money bathroom taps on the market today, I have been looking at the quality of many bathroom taps and testing the functionality as well as considering the price tag these are the reasons why my vote goes to the Storm Bathroom tap range.

The chroming quality is very good something to look out for in cheaper ranges, the flow rate on the low pressure items is better than most other low pressure models of single lever mixer taps, for a mass produced Chinese import product the consistency of brass casting is very good, and the valve technology is exceptional the ceramic disc cartridge mixing valve for the mono-bloc basin mixer has a flow limiter built in restricting the volume of water that can be used (especially required for higher pressure systems) the temperature on the hot side can also be restricted making hotter stored water safer to use.

Products in the Storm bathroom tap range: *Note the basin mixers come both with and without pop up wastes.

  • Storm mini basin mixers.
  • Storm tall basin mixers.
  • Storm Basin taps.
  • Storm mono bloc bidet mixer.
  • Storm bath filler.
  • Storm Bath shower mixer.
  • Bristan Arc – Bathroom Taps

    If you want to be different then this is the product for you, These Arc bathroom taps from Bristan are available in chrome only and include a playful spout design throughout offering an interesting contrast to their tubular main bodies. The ceramic disc valves with joystick action allows for easy operation and durability.

    The Arc from Bristan is a fairly limited range with only this monobloc basin mixer and a bath shower mixer or a thermostatic bath shower mixer available in the range.

    RRP Monobloc Basin Mixer £226.00

    Italy’s Cersaie 2008 Bathroom Exhibition

    If you want to find reasons to go for a long weekend in Italy Bologna to be precise, look no further than Cersaie 2008 the Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, In fashion we have had New York – London – Milan, well following Milan why not Bologna its the Gastronomic capital of Italy, The city of red tiled roofs, walk ways, markets and beautiful people, so lets take a sneak preview to whet your lips.

    Verso By Catalano have long since been involved in the bathroom supply market in the UK first through Bathstore but have since moved away to independent retail outlets and there quality and design has always been outstanding, bathstore in a cutting costs excercise no longer deal with the sanitary giants and I feel have now lost the edge in bringing in lesser quality products, this new range is another step forward for Catolano and is a huge range that is bound to be a show stopper.

    Cut by Tre Emme Rubinetterie is certainly different, This year we have had square spout round body  round spout square body, Well the Cut monobloc basin mixer is just different from all the others and is designed with the young in mind, Designer Giancarlo Vegni has really extended himself this time and I am sure this range if it gets to the UK shores will be a big hit.

    Cangas washbasin by Ceramica Tecla this double basin will fit into a smaller bathroom it is only 120cm wide and has a projection of 45.5cm compact and neat, With the Wenge cabinet is just right for that his and hers modern bathroom, This basin is an addition to the existing range and is not yet available in the UK, I would not be surprised to see this in a bathroom shop soon.

    Cesaie 2008 Bologna…..well worth a visit. “Ciao for now”

    A Bath That Floats – By Hannes Wettstein

    Italians have long been Known for there designs and style well this bath has looks and is inovative in its design, The Fly bath could literaly be suspended in the air it is decribed in the brochure as a pure volume, suspended in the void. A bathtub characterized by a cleanliness of form and design which, thanks to a special base, seems to be floating as if by magic. It can be placed in the center of the room, along a wall or integrated into a niche. Just like the basin that goes with it.

    The bath tub and Basins are made of Pietraluce®, a high quality material similar to ceramic but resistant to chemical agents and aging.

    Hannes Wettstein 1958-2008 Photo by Marco Grob

    Hannes Wettstein 1958-2008 Photo by Marco Grob

     

    Designed by Hannes Wettstein, a Swiss Designer who sadly passed away this year at the aged of 50. Akin to any great artist I hope his work will live on.