Square Bathroom Taps

Square bathroom taps

Square Bathroom Taps

Looking around at new ranges of square bathroom taps and I came across the Navona collection which is a brand new range which I had not noticed before, it has a lever that is flush to the top of the handle which is a slightly unusual approach but very neat in design, although this is a small range it has every thing that is required for a bathroom, in the collection is either a pair of basin taps or a  mono block basin mixer, there is a bidet mixer and for the bath the choice of a separate pair of bath taps a bath filler or a bath shower mixer.

In the picture to the left is the mono bloc basin mixer and a bath filler, to know the quality of the product the handles have to be smooth in operation which is generally a good test of the quality brassware and these are certainly up the the standard I would expect.

Value for money is where this range really stands out the basin taps come in at just £55.00 with the basin mixer just £63.00 even the bath shower mixer is well priced at £156.00 which makes this range my choice for quality at a price, if you would like to view the whole range on offer then just click here.

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!!!

Qube Bathroom Accessories – From Bristan

Bathroom accessories are the most important finishing touch for your bathroom so I am going to look into Bristan Qube bathroom accessories to add a stylish finish to the room of your dreams.

The Qube has simple clean lines that have square connotations to all the pieces in the range, all made from good quality chrome plating on a brass finish the have been manufactured to last.

With a WC roll holder at just £18.00 they are price to reach the most frugal customers of today’s market and are a huge hit with the designers on a tight budget.

Bristan Qube bathroom accessories in the range.

  • Qube toilet roll holder.
  • Qube towel ring.
  • Qube frosted Glass soap dish.
  • Qube frosted glass soap dispenser.
  • Qube frosted glass tumbler.
  • Qube single towel rail.
  • Qube double towel rail.
  • Qube frosted glass shelf.
  • Qube robe hook.
  • Qube light pull.
  • Bathroom Heated Towel Rails – Diana

    With the Diana heated towel rail you get the style and design all in one package that will last for years to come, The simple rounded rails and square appearance of the Diana will make an immediate impact in any bathroom. This handmade brass with a high quality chrome coated towel rail gives an excellent heat output, more that a steel towel rail and will not rot in years to come. Being made from brass it is suitable for all plumbing systems direct or indirect and will stand the test of time.

    RRP £876.00 best buy Tapstore.com £613.00

    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

    Bathroom Logic – from Crosswater

    Love the look of Logic – Bathroom taps from Crosswater their monobloc basin mixer is such a sharp shape, the rectangular profile of the spout square body and smooth action make this basin mixer a hit.

    Crosswater have been making waves in the bathroom industry for the last few years now for their high quality and value for money taps and showers, the latest ranges will not disappoint, they will be launching some new additions very soon so watch this space.

    Shower Valves – QL2 Designer Range

    Introducing the QL2 Shower Valve and rectangular shower head from Tapstore.com this product was shown to me by tapstore recently and I loved it, the quality of the thermostatically operated shower valve was evident immediately, the front plate is made from 6mm solid brass chrome plated the handles are also solid brass chrome plated, the valve cartridge is temperature sensitive to 1°c and is as smooth as a baby’s bum in control.

    To compliment the shower valve they have put this together with their QL2 shower head (200mm x 145mm) also made from solid brass with chrome plating and rub clean jet nozzles to aide the cleaning of lime scale build up, the head measures 200mm x 145mm and is only 10mm think.

    The square shower arm is 400mm long.

    This QL2 shower valve and QL2 Head pack is suitable for both high and low pressure water systems and requires a minimum operating pressure of 0.2 bar.

    Guaranteed for 10 Years, RRP £670.00, Tapstore’s current autumn sale price £489.00.

    *There is a special extra 5% discount on the whole QL2 range if you mention The Bathroom Designer website on any orders before Christmas.

    Bath/Shower Screen – Square Function

    I have been having a sneak look into Tapstore’s newest addition to there up and coming expansion of products their Square bath shower screen which will be launched in November they have carefully selected three styles of bath screens the square the square extension which has an extra section to extend the length and a curve the same as the square with a rounded corner.

    The experience the Tapstore team have in the bathroom industry always sets themselves apart from other online retailers, they are not just a company of internet tech heads, Paul Smart (development director) has been designing bathrooms for some 25 years now and with the experience of the other senior members of the tapstore board behind him there is a powerful team that always know what products to select.

    Although they would not let on how much the RRP will be I have been told sub £200.00 that will be a splash in the face to the competition.