Shower Mixer Tap Basics

Posted on August 14, 2019

The shower is one of the most important parts of your bathroom. If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom, you need to pick out new fixtures for your sink as well as your shower but keep in mind that getting a high quality mixer tap for your shower is more important than you think. Imagine having to take a cold shower early in the morning because your shower mixer tap isn’t working properly. The good news is that there are many models to choose from and a quick visit to a bathroom showroom will help you understand what your choices are.

Mixer taps come in two flavors. Some come with one knob while some come with two. This is true even for mixer taps used in kitchen sinks and showers. The main purpose of a mixer tap is to allow you to control the amount of cold and hot water coming out of your shower. This allows you to find a comfortable temperature for your bathwater. If you want to try out both types of taps, you can do so at a reputable bathroom showroom.

Mixer taps with one handle usually functions in this manner: the center position stops water from coming out of your showerhead. Move it to one side and it allows water to come out. One side if for hot water and the other side is for cold water. Mixer taps with two knobs have a separate knob for hot and cold water. To find the right temperature, you will need to turn on both knobs while trying to find the right balance between hot and cold water.

Make sure to get a tap with good build quality since you are going to use them every day. Visiting a bathroom showroom will allow you to test numerous models until you find one that suits your preferences as well as your budget.

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