Brassware Buyer’s Guide

Considerations:

• Ensure you pick your brassware in a style that is in keeping with the general look you need to accomplish. We have a tremendous assortment of brassware available, with large stock held and others available to order within a few days.
• If you are having a wall mounted tap, it ought to be situated so the water streams flow straight onto the plughole and you have to inform the plumber toward the beginning of the installation so he can arrange the pipework..
• Taps come in a wide range of shapes and sizes (see underneath for points of interest), so remember this when picking a bowl or shower. Case in point, of you have an inset bowl; you are liable to need a wall mounted basin mixer.

Sorts of Brassware:

• Pillar Taps – This one of the most traditional types of tap. It has two different taps which require either a 2TH or 3TH basin, where the central opening is used by a tap hole stopper or a pop-up waste lever. Verify you have a bowl that has 2 tap openings if this is the thing that you need.
• Three Hole Basin Mixer –This tap has separate valves that mix water through a single spout. These taps regularly include a pop-up waste lever. Again verify you have a sink that has 3 tap openings if this is what you need. Tap openings on sinks can’t be included later.
• Monobloc Basin Mixer – This tap has 1 tap opening and is appropriate for both conventional and modern styles. Conventional monoblock’s mix both hot and cold with separate controls, while the contemporary choices are usually incorporate a single lever to control both the speed of flow and the temperature.  These are currently the most widely used kind of tap
• One-Piece Bath Filler – Featuring legs that fit two standard tap holes, a one piece tap uses two hadles but one spout. You can get bathroom accessories that attach the unit to the wall or floor.  Some taps come with wall mounting kits included.
• Three- Piece Bath Filler – Two separate controls which occupy a tap hole each and a central spout which fills the third.. This adaptable design can be mounted onto the bath rim, the wall or on the floor with the correct adaptor.
• Bath/Shower Mixers – Available in modern and more traditional designs.  The usage can be easily switched between using the taps or the shower via a diverter as needed.  Generally the shower sits above the taps on a pole or via a concealed system.
• Four-Piece Bath/Shower Mixer – This kind of tap comprises of two tap valves, a spout with a diverter and a hand held shower nozzle, and uses four different tap holes. As it uses 4 tap holes, this may require a tap hole be specially drilled and will almost certainly be a special order.
• Five-Piece Bath Shower Mixer – As above but with the diverter occupying its own tap hole.
• Finishes – Alternative finishes are available, such as brushed chrome, silk steel , nickel, brass or even gold plated.  Care should always be taken to use the correct cleaning products as harsh abrasives can damage the finish.
• Wastes – From simple rubber plugs and chains, to pop up, levered or flip wastes.  We have a wide range available in all finishes to match the finish on your taps.

All these distinctive tap choices  will be clarified instore by our expert staff at Modern Living bathroom showroom Bradford. A huge range of stock on show and even more bathroom accessories online.

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