Whether you’re looking for a mixer tap to complete your bath, basin or kitchen sink, we have a beautiful selection of designs to choose from.
This guide gives you an introduction to the basin mixer taps available at VictoriaPlum.com, so you can enjoy finding the perfect style and design for your bathroom suite or kitchen.
What is a basin mixer tap?
A mixer tap simply combines your hot and cold water feeds to flow out through a single spout, which can be controlled either by a lever or twin-handles. This means you can control the temperature of the water coming out of the tap.
The Matrix basin mixer is the perfect example of a contemporary style tap
What are the benefits of a mixer tap?
Unlike the more traditional separate pillar tap sets, a mixer tap can provide:
- A more sleek and contemporary look
- Better control over the temperature of the water
- Better economy, thanks to a more controlled flow
Handy hint: Take a look at further benefits of using mixer taps in the bathroom.
Is a mixer tap compatible with my bathroom?
All of our mixer taps are designed to be compatible with gravity fed, unvented high pressure or fully modulated combi boilers.
Your choice of basin will usually dictate the style of tap you can install, as it will come already drilled with either one or two tap holes. A single tap hole is designed to accommodate a mixer tap, while two tap holes is for the more traditional set up of separate hot and cold feeds.
A modern twist on a traditional tap design, the Alexa basin mixer tap features a curved spout and cross handle controls
Types of mixer tap
You’ll find a wide range of mixer tap styles and designs at VictoriaPlum.com, including basin mixer taps, bath mixer taps and bath mixer taps combined with a shower head. There are also wall mounted and free standing options for countertop basins.
Waterfall basin mixer taps
Waterfall taps are very popular these days, as they allow the water to cascade gently into your basin, for a calming and highly relaxing effect. Find out more about them in our waterfall basin mixer tap buying guide.
The Escala is one of our most popular waterfall basin mixer taps
Wall mounted basin mixer taps
Our wall mounted mixer taps are ideal for a space-saving option for your basin, and can really give your bathroom a contemporary look and feel with a dramatic waterfall effect.
Perfect for counter top basins, the Alexa wall mounted basin filler tap gives a clean and streamlined appearance
High rise basin mixer taps
Designed specifically for use with counter top basins, high rise mixer taps are taller than average taps, so they can mounted to a vanity unit or work surface. Many of our most popular tap ranges also feature a high rise basin mixer tap.
Another great option for counter top basins is the high rise basin mixer tap, like the Century tap pictured above
What else do I need to consider?
All of the products on our website are accompanied by a full specification, including:
- Minimum and maximum pressure capacity
- Base diameter
- Spout projection
It’s always a good idea to check these specifications carefully to ensure they meet your requirements.
The required size of your new mixer tap will likely be determined by the surface space available around your basin or bath. Look to the base diameter of your tap to make sure it will be suitable before you make your purchase.
Browse our basin mixer taps today, and find your perfect design.