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Kitchen Tap Buying Guide

by Gary Dooley on June 03, 2021

If you’re looking to invest in a new kitchen tap, consider if you’re wanting the taps to stay where they are or if you’re changing and renovating your kitchen area. As there are two different mounting types, sink or worktop, you’ll need to decide this before choosing your taps. 


STYLES


With so many different types of taps on the market, it can be hard to narrow down your choices. From U or F shapes available in top or side levers, or spring pull out options, you can browse through our range and see what catches your eye. If you don’t have a dishwasher and will be using your sink for washing up, opting for a spring neck pull out option can be ideal to help shifting dirt off crockery. 


INSTALLATION


With most kitchen taps, they will need to be deck mounted using a simple two or three hole installation. Before attempting any type of tap installation, seek advice from a plumber to ensure no mistakes are made as an incorrectly installed tap can damage your home's plumbing system which can be costly to resolve. 


FINISHING TOUCHES 


It’s a good idea to coordinate the metal elements in your kitchen, like cabinet handles and appliances so consider what will match your existing furnishings. Shiny chrome taps are a traditional choice, and these look particularly good when matched with a stainless steel sink. Steel is easy to clean and keep bacteria-free in your kitchen. Matt finish taps are less popular, but if you do not like the shiny appearance of stainless steel or chrome they can be the most appropriate choice.


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