Brassware is a key part of any suite and can have a huge impact on the overall look of the bathroom. For example really bold, angular brassware will add focal points to understated baths and basins. Current trends are edging towards arched and graceful brassware, with shiny chrome being the standard finish for bathroom taps (although many ranges now come in satin and matt finishes).


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Take advice when choosing bathroom brassware as products vary in suitability for high or low pressure water heating systems. Some modern bathroom taps will only work with a minimum water pressure.

Taps for the bath and basin can be mounted on the wall or set into the bathtub or basin itself but universal trends in bathroom brassware are for wall-mounted fittings. It means no tap holes on the bath or basin which gives a sleek modern look. They are also easy to clean!­­ Hard water causes shiny brassware to mark and dull quite badly, so you should be prepared to dry and buff the taps regularly. Floor mounted spouts are another stylish option that leave your bath tap free.

Bath fillers allow water in through a concealed valve so there’s no visible spout, giving a clean linear look. To stop the dripping tap syndrome check your tap has ceramic disks.

Need to see design ideas visit our Kitchen and Bathroom Showrooms in Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds.