Bristan Sonique – Bathroom Taps

sonique-bathroom-tapsOne of the best selling bathroom tap ranges currently is the Sonique from Bristan, sales have gone through the roof with this range, it is very well priced and launched in perfect timing with today’s current financial climate.

It is a minimal design with a delicate single lever operation and slight round body making it fit easily with most modern bathroom designs.

The Sonique Monobloc Basin Mixer with pop up waste (Pictured left) is retail priced at only £76.00 which is a snip and is accompanied in the range with a bristan-sonique-bath-fillertwo handled basin mixer with pop up waste, separate hot and cold pairs of basin and bath pillar taps, for the bath is a bath filler and a bath shower mixer. Just to complete the range they have also launched the Sonique mini thermostatic shower valve that can be either surface mounted or recessed into the wall, it comes complete with a wall outlet elbow, shower hose and adjustable riser rail priced at only £205.00 retail price.

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Shower Head – Choices for your Bathroom

A fixed shower head is now one of the most important features you will choose for your shower or bathroom so lets look at whats available to get the best showering experience for you.

Multifunction shower head choice

If you are looking for an exhilarating shower the a multifunction shower head is for you there are so many out there that you really need to consider what is the right one for you. The spray patterns that are available are massage, mist, pulse, rain, drench, and water saving mode.

Most consumers that purchase a multi function shower head do so leaving the shower head in the rain pattern all of the time ask your self this question first as a multi function shower head simply does not perform as well in a rain pattern as a single function shower head.

Single function shower head choice

The single function shower heads are rain or drench pattern only, they are the best at giving a good volume of water which for a practical shower is really what most people desire, they generally operate at lower pressures and can work as low as 0.1 bar pressure and still give you the function required.

There are now many water saving Eco shower heads on the market that will split or atomise the water flow to give a good spray pattern but higher pressures would be required to obtain the correct function.

Large fixed shower head choice

Previously these were called traditional shower roses available in 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and even 12″ diameters you can still get the traditional shower roses and they are great but they have limitations, the water jets are a series of drilled holes that can get lime scaled up easily, and they do tend to use a vast amount of water and can either drain all your hot water or if you are on a mains fed system it cannot supply enough water.

The new generation of fixed shower head is both stylish and practical there are some many designs to choose from a round fixed head to square fixed heads, flat chunky you name it its available to you. The added benefit of choosing a modern designed fixed shower head is that you get a large showering drench head without using a huge volume of water. The way the jets are designed they will always hold back some flow even under pressure, the other main benefit is that you will get rub clean jets and that stop lime scale build up and gives the product durability.

With the large shower Heads you will need to choose either a wall arm of at least 300mm or a ceiling arm to connect to the shower head. By having a large fixed shower head you will need to consider the one down side as is with all fixed heads you will not be able to rinse out or clean the shower enclosure or bath that easily so the addition of a handset is always a good idea so it is worthwhile buying a thermostatic shower valve with a built in diverter so that one you have finished invigorating yourself a quick jet from the handset and your done!!!

Mini Basin Mixers – Just right for the cloakroom

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 £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.

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Basin Mixer – Rio Monobloc a Bristan Best seller

Bristan have been selling the Rio Monobloc Basin Mixer for some four years now and its still one of thier best sellers, it has a simple cross head style handle and is very reasonable in price, with a truly eclectic look, indeed it is a celebration of all that’s best in modern bathroom design.

Being suitable for both high and low pressured water systems it will work just as well in any bathroom design.

With Bristan products being guaranteed for five years this gives the consumer peace of mind with a cheaper priced bathroom taps.

RRP £127.00 for the basin mixer.

Large Square Shower Head – Reflect From Crosswater

With this Reflect shower head from Crosswater set a new design standard, manufactured to the highest quality brass with chrome plating it delivers the ultimate in modern, minimalist design that will not only grace your new bathroom or shower room but provide a centrepiece that offers a luxurious showering experience.

At 300 x 430mm it will wow the shower user and at only 4mm thick its slimline design you will be the envy of all who grace the bathroom or wetroom of your dreams.

You will need at least 2.0bar pressure to get the best function out of this shower head.

Guaranteed for 10 years. RRP £599.00

Heated Towel Rail with Distinction – Ovali

This Ovali towel rail from the Bristan collection is boasting sleek, minimalist styling and striking good looks, the Bristan contemporary collection of towel rails has been specially created to complement every modern bathroom.

The strong and striking lines meeting smooth curves on the Ovali heated towel rail. This gorgeous feature will look right at home in every contemporary styled bathroom.

The Ovali towel rail is 800mm high x 600mm wide.

RRP £407.00