Bathroom Waste Bins – The Oval Pedal

Bathroom pedal waste bins are not the first item when considering designing a layout but if they are not considered from the start they can sit in an uncomfortable position in the room.

I like the Oval bathroom bin from Tapstore.com as it has a 5 liter family capacity made from durable and hygienically safe stainless steel finish.

It will sit in the corner of a room with out taking up the space due to its small projection compared with a round pedal bin.

RRP £52.01 Tapstore.com £46.00.

Shower Valves – Recessed

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

Bath Filler Over Flow – Options

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.

Bathroom Cabinets – High Gloss White

Bathroom cabinets in high gloss white are not my favorite cabinets but when you look around at present there are so many bargins to be had. I have found this single draw bathroom cabinet with two mirrors on Tapstore for just £233.00, it comes with a built in clock a shaver socket, double sided mirror doors, two down lights and glass shelves.

It has a nice minimal design would be a neat finishing touch for above a basin in a bathroom.

RRP £311.00

Bristan Prism Twinline ceiling Fed Shower

The concept is simple the Bristan Prism Twinline ceiling fed shower is the easy retro fit shower valve option its neat and tidy and can easily be installed after the tiling is complete or where you have not had a shower previously fitted.

The hot and cold water supplies can be connected above the ceiling in the loft space and the shower is simply mounted on top of the tiling, This Bristan Prism Twinline thermostatic shower is suitable for use with both high and low pressure water systems with a minimum pressure of 0.1 bar.

With its accurate temperature control, and a separate flow control the performance is outstanding, the cold water flow travels around the outside with the hot water running through the center of the pole making sure that safety to the touch giving a family friendly product.

RRP £446.00 best buy Tapstore.com £312.00

Towel Rails – Curved

Curved heated towel rails are selling in far greater numbers now as bathroom designers are getting bored of the flat look, they are in fact far more practical as there is more clearance behind the heated towel rail for placing towels neatly.

A little trick I learnt for placing towels on the radiator for displaying heated towel rails in my showroom has stayed with me today as it is not only a great look but there are other hidden benefits.

Here’s the tip, hang the towel (folded length ways) over the first gap in the rails then tuck into the second gap so that the towel is behind the rail, it not only looks neat it also makes the heat project forward.

The towel rail Shown is the Greenwich from Tapstore which is 600mm wide and comes in at a very reasonable £66.00 in white and £121.00 in chrome. It is available in both 500 and 600mm wide versions and in heights ranging from 770 up to 1755mm.

Guaranteed for 5 years.

RRP £175.00 in chrome.

Tall Bathroom Cabinet – German Build Quality

This High Quality tall aluminium bathroom cabinet from Tapstore.com, This cabinet features a chromed metal handle on the mirror door for opening, Inside you will find six adjustable glass shelves and this model has a double sided mirror door.

The carcass itself made from brushed aluminium with a chromed metal contrasting framework and complete with a double sided mirror door these features make the Aluminium bathroom cabinet a highlight in every bathroom.

Size: 350mm wide x 1750mm high x 175mm deep

RRP £529.00

Cheap Power Shower – New Team 1000 XT £145.00

We are going to be doing some shopping for you to save the hours of searching we have found the cheapest branded Power Shower on the market. The New Team NT 1000 XT thermostatic power shower is our credit crunch buster, it comes with a 3 mode spray shower handset a 10 liters per minute flow rate.

We have found it for £160.00 delivery is £7.98 on Tapstore.com.

2 year Guarantee.

So if you are after a power shower on a budget then that is defiantly a good bet.

Bathroom Accessories – S3 from Tapstore.com

Now that’s neat S3 bathroom accessories from Tapstore.com are the perfect example of clean design, with eleven pieces in the range including the toilet roll holder, open toilet roll holder, four different towel rails sizes, double towel rails, towel rings, glass soap dispensers, glass tumblers, soap dish, glass shelf, robe hook and toilet brush set, So there is everything you will need to complete that clean statement for your bathroom.

Guaranteed for 10 years.

RRP WC Roll Holder with flap as shown £65.00 just mention the bathroom designer and get £10.00 off RRP.

Tapstore Launch New Bathroom Taps Website Design

Tapstore.com have redesigned their website refreshing the look but also making it easier to find the different sections they have. Being a specialist in Bathroom taps, showers, kitchen taps, pumps, bathroom cabinets, Bathroom Accessories, Pumps and heated towel rails in each section you now can see all the relevant other sections with in the particular area so when you are in the bathroom taps section you will also be able to see the bath wastes, basin wastes and other associated products with basin mixers and bath shower mixers.