Crosswater’s bathroom taps and showers are all made from high quality materials and the selection is second to none, when designing a bathroom the choice of bathroom taps and showers is critical to creating not just the look but also getting the function you require, with Crosswater this is easy as most of the products will work on the various types of water systems around and there are more designs than most other suppliers at the right prices.
To veiw all the Crosswater ranges it is worth a visit to Tapstore to look at the whole selection on offer which has currently a 20% discount available with free delivery.
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A brand new website a has been launched dedicated to crosswater products, it will be featuring all the new ranges of bathroom taps and showers.
crosswater.tapstore.com will have the latest technology to assist you in selecting your crosswater product, all of the crosswater items will be on show at a fantastic 20% off with a better than price match guarantee.
Some of the featured ranges are Central as pictured above, Love me always a highly desirable tap,Glide an unusual water fall style product,and of course you can not forget Hey Joe a favorite tap for lots of designers.
All products come with a 15 year guarantee and will be offered with a price match promise.
Newest launch for Crosswater is the Elite bathroom taps, again small as a range but as with the Crosswater way of thinking it is very individual and is designed with the precision you have come to expect from Crosswater.
The Elite side lever mono bloc basin mixer feels like it has been moulded into its shape and must be one of the most practical designs I have seen for years cleaning almost with one sweep of a cloth there is no fuss about the shape at all. With the other items in the range of bathroom taps and mixers you get the same clean edge of design although as with some of the latest releases coming out of KBB Birmingham this year there are only five items to choose from adding to the basin mixer is the tall monobloc basin mixer, the monobloc bath filler a monobloc bath shower mixer with pull out hose and handset and a single bath spout which is deck mounted.
The basin mixer is available from Tapstore.com for a special offer of just £182.99 so if you want to see this and the rest of the range click here.
Crosswater have launched Status Bathroom Taps an unusual slant with this range it has some harsh angles with some subtle curves in between built and designed with a very well engineered feel as with all Crosswater’s products offering a certain quality and durability.
The choices with in the Status Range stating with the Status Monobloc basin mixer that comes with no pop-up waste so be sure to select a click clack waste as an addition, also you have a mini basin mixer for the cloakroom or smaller basins, there is a tall monobloc basin mixer for freestanding bowls or for a three hole basin you have the 3 hole basin set with a very imposing spout, just to finish off the basin mixer range there is a wall mounted 2 hole basin mixer (as shown below) which is my personal favorite.
To allow for baths you have a choice of a bath shower mixer or bath filler with a 3 hole bath filler or a 5 hole bath shower mixer set, they have a set of deck mounted side bodies which you can match up with the Status bath spout for separate parts.
For showering the range is quite limited there is just a manual shower valve or manual shower valve with diverter available which tend to be used more as bath fillersnow a days the diverter model could also be used to fill up a bath and also divert to a shower handset.
The Crosswater monobloc basin mixer RRP £189.00 best buy Tapstore.com £132.00.
Love Me Black from Crosswater is a Matt black bathroom tap range that has caused a stir in designing bathrooms over the last year, there is definitely something sexy about them. The range is not huge but has the important elements you would require to finish the high end shower room en suite or family bathroom.
Items available in the range are as follows, Love Me Black monobloc basin mixer ( as seen in the above image), a wall mounted 2 hole basin set, a tall monobloc basin mixer Idea for free standing basins, a Monobloc bath filler, and a monbloc bath shower mixer with an unusual twist, a pull out shower handset which comes out of the bath itself. That completes the taps range the there are matching Love Me Black thermostatic shower valves and a choice of either a dual control thermostatic recessed valve or they also have a valve that can operate two items at the same time with two stop cocks and a temperature control. There are two options of fixed shower heads either a round or square 220mm to drench yourself with and as a final compliment there is a selection of basin and bath wastes. an unslotted click clack basin waste or a slotted basin waste (for basins with an over flow), there is a bath click clack waste and a bath click clack waste and overflow filler combined all finished in the Matt black to match.
The Voyager Bathroom Taps from Crosswater are neat and concise it has georgous curves and an smooth operating lever control that mimics the curves of the body of the mixers, in the range their is the monobloc basin mixer that comes without a pop up waste also available in a tall monobloc basin mixer, a monobloc bidet mixer tap, a bath filler and a bath shower mixer, they also have in the range a wall mounted 2 hole basin set or you could use the separate spout and manual mixer valve which could also be used for a manual shower, and for a bath filling and or shower option use the manual shower valve with built in diverter.
The Voyager monobloc basin mixer RRP £139.00 and is available from Tapstore.com for £105.70
Recessed shower valves are harder to install but look certainly neater in design and are better in performance. Why I hear you ask?
The Crosswater Totti thermostatic shower valve (left) is a nice example of a crosshead shower valve with a ten year guarantee and will function well right down to 0.2bar pressure. available from tapstore for £252.00.
I also like there Bristan Artisan shower at only £99.00 it is a bargain it comes with a 5 year guarantee and is thermostatic as well the handles and front plate are not as good a quality as with the crosswater valve but for less than half the price who would worry.
Both available from Tapstore.com
The concept of a bath filler over flow is simple, using a control valve to turn on and off the water flow and mix the temperature which will then send a premixed flow of water into the overflow spout and therefore fill up the bath via either a pop up or click clack waste mechanism.
You will hear these described as many differing terms like Exa fill, Extra fill, overflow bath filler, there are two types click clack or clicker where the plug section is pushed once to close the plug and pushed again to open the plug, these tend to project into the bath less but are less reliable or Pop up Bath filler overflow where the plug is operated via a turning knob for opening and closing the waste plug.
The best value for money one I have seen on the market is Tapstore’s own brand one which is manufactured from chrome on brass and comes with a ten year guarantee for £72.00, they also have a click clack version for £72.00 the version that Bathstore sell is just crosswaters one re branded for them as Extra Fill that one is the XT bath filler pop up waste and the Exafill is a Hansgrohe version.
Mini Basin Mixers have become all the rage now with manufacturers they are launching more models all the time, I have been looking into this phenomenon and it is based around the common use of smaller cloakroom basins being squeezed into WC’s to create a cloakroom out of a toilet.
I remember when we used to use short reach basin taps for cloakroom basins, but they were very traditional in style now with the modern clean minimalist style being the main stay of the bathroom market smaller monobloc basin mixers are the solution, so I thought I should introduce a few to you.
Firstly the Logic mini monobloc basin mixer from Crosswater (pictured above right) RRP Â£169.00 with its cubist design is minimal and simple.
Next is the Java mini basin mixer from Bristan (Pictured left). Delicately arched, the understated design this Java basin tap borrows from nature, imitating the gentle flow of water flowing leisurely downstream RRP £116.00.
Then we have the Storm Mini monobloc basin mixer the cheapest of the three taps featured, The Storm basin mixer tap will provide you with the ultimate in clean lines and with it’s single lever handle at an amazing price. The design of this basin tap will not only meet all the design criteria for the modern, minimalist bathroom it is also fitted with an Eco water saving device that can be adjusted to limit your water flow rate and your water temperature. RRP £83.00.
Save up to 30% off of buying a mini basin mixer from Tapstore.com
The One from Crosswater is a new concept in basin mixers, the idea is when the body of the tap is pulled towards you the water flow is turned on and when swung to the left its hot and to the right its cold.
A design innovation in brassware from Crosswater and the One monobloc basin mixer certainly is that.
You will need a high pressure water system 1 bar minimum to get the best performance from the One bathroom taps, in the range is a tall basin mixer, a 3 hole basin set, 2 wall mount basin mixers one with a shelf, bidet mixer, a wall mounted bath shower mixer, there are also manual valves for showering and bath filling operations.
The One Monobloc Basin Mixer RRP £349.00 tapstore.com £279.00.
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