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Prime Floor Mounted Freestanding Bath Shower Mixer - Chrome Medium Image
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12 May 2016
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Prime Floor Mounted Freestanding Bath Shower Mixer - Chrome

Pouring head not sprays water

I brought this item and love the design but the head inside the nozzel sprays the water. If you have a free standing bath you need a directional flow pouring - like one that comes out of the tap or water gun but larger.This method reduces the amount of water left around the edge of the floor standing bath.

Reviewed by:  Lorna Hunte  - London
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Adding a new set of bath taps is a fantastic (and affordable) way to transform the appearance of your bathtub. No matter what style of bath you have, your taps will add a real element of style to them. There are lots of various modern and traditional designs out there to choose from, but deciding what to go for is more than just a case of seeing which ones you like the look of; you also need to know some important bits of information before buying, which is why we've put together this handy guide to help you out.

Different types of bath taps

Take a look at how each option varies as this will let you know exactly which item is best suited to your particular bath.

Wall mounted bath taps: These taps are positioned on a wall just above the bathtub. They are ideal if you don't want to drill into your bath to fit taps and they are also great for concealing pipework for a more flush fitment.

Deck mounted bath taps: These taps are mounted onto the edge of the bath itself. If you have a double ended bath these are usually mounted in the middle so no one has to deal with the dreaded tap end if two people are bathing. Single ended baths will have the taps mounted at one end.

Bath shower mixer taps: Combining a shower handset with the taps, these items feature a handy cradle which houses the shower kit and diverter just above the taps. These items are not only practical, they are also stunning and there are plenty of options available for both modern and classic bathroom settings.

Freestanding bath taps: For a more luxurious feel, adding freestanding taps to your bath will transform the look of this area of the bathroom. These taps are placed next to the bath and are supported by stunning chrome stands which are great for giving off a designer look. Many of these feature bath shower mixers, giving you a complete bathing solution.

Are they easy to install myself?

They are, but only if you know what you're doing and have previous experience with this sort of thing. Otherwise it's probably a job best left to the professionals.

Before beginning, remember to turn your water supply off to avoid any potential flooding disasters. Once this is done then you need to remove your old taps. This can be surprisingly tricky if you're not familiar with plumbing which is why it may be best to leave it to someone who is qualified.

The new taps then fit into the tap holes and are secured with a washer and nut which form a watertight seal. Once the taps are secure it's time to turn the water supply back on and test for leaks. If there are no signs of leakage then you're good to go!

What taps are suitable for my plumbing system?

To establish which bath taps you'll need, you need to check how much water pressure you have in your home. This can be done using a pressure gauge for an accurate reading. Then all you need to do is look at the minimum water pressure rating for each tap (listed under the product descriptions on our site) and make sure they are suitable for your system.

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