Things To Consider When Purchasing Shower Tap

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A shower tap is an important part of every bathroom. Yet, people end up settling with the shower faucet that came with their house, even though they do not like it. Installing a shower tap in your home should match your taste and even compliment the way you like to shower. Your shower faucet deserves the same attention and importance you give the other parts of your bathroom.

Here are a few important things to consider when purchasing a shower tap. 


Flow Rate

Flow rate is basically the volume of water that comes out of your shower tap and it is commonly measured in gallons per minute (GPM). It can be irritating when you have a low flow rate while using your newly purchased shower set as the spray will not be strong enough for a satisfying showering and cleaning experience.

According to the ultimate guide on choosing the right shower tap, it is very important to look for a shower tap that allows you to enjoy your desired flow rate of at least 1.5 to 2.5 GPM. Certain shower faucets also offer a flow rate above 2.5 GPM, but it is not ideal since it can increase your water bill.


Shower Space

Before investing in a shower tap you must take accurate measurements of your shower and bathroom, including the tub for the bathroom with a combined bath and shower to avoid having to search how you can know if you have a faulty shower tap. Having the right measurements is essential to get the right faceplate space on your shower walls, the correct pipe length for your layout, and the type of shower tap that will be perfect in the space.


Decide Whether to Get Mixer or Dual Taps


You also need to decide whether you need a mixer tap or a dual tap when purchasing a new bathroom tap. A mixer tap offers a combination of hot and cold water that comes out of a single tap, while a dual tap has two taps where the cold and hot water come out separately. 

Modern taps are mostly mixer types, but in case you want a traditional shower tap, then you can opt for dual taps.


Wall-Mounted or Traditional Taps

The freestanding traditional shower taps are mounted on the bath, while the wall-mounted taps like the Fidelis Bath Shower Mixer Tap FT-8204 are mounted on the wall right behind the sink extending out over it.

Wall-mounted shower taps are definitely attractive and modern but are not easy to install since the pipes are installed within the wall.



When buying a shower tap you also have to consider the style you are interested in.

Shower taps come in many different styles. You will definitely find the one that meets your needs perfectly well. Classic taps come with intricate designs and curves and generally are taller.

Modern taps may come with a lever for ease of use and they generally are angular like the Grohe Eurocube Bath & Shower Mixer Tap. Traditional taps, however, are made mostly in copper and brass, and they offer a more antique look.




You also need to pay attention to the material of the shower taps you want. Most of them are made of stainless steel or chrome like the Grohe Eurodisc Cosmopolitan Bath & Shower Mixer Tap. They make an amazing addition to any bathroom.

If you want a more stylish material that can help make your bathroom stand out, then you can opt for bronze, brass, or nickel shower taps. You can also opt for a matte black finish if you enjoy a more minimal style, it also helps hide fingerprints and dirt.


Ease of Installation


Now, tap installation is not as easy as it seems. Not only is it complicated, it is also time-consuming. Instead of trying to complete the installation on your own, and ending up making a mess, it is best to contact a plumbing professional.

It is beneficial to engage with a plumbing professional to install your shower set and shower tap because they have years of experience and have already installed shower taps in homes all over Singapore. 



Do not forget to consider how much it costs to install or replace water taps in Singapore and of course, the cost of the shower tap you chose. Most of the taps are affordable, and if you buy more than one you may even get a discount.

Though some are a bit more expensive, it is still a good idea to invest in the best quality and best-looking shower taps. These will serve you well and will last for a very long time, proving to be worth every bit you spent on them. 



Being an important part of your bathroom, shower taps can help upgrade the look of your bathroom as well as the experience, therefore it is best that you choose the perfect one for you. 

You need a shower tap that has a good flow rate to help add convenience to your showering experience. Next is choosing whether you prefer a mixer tap or a dual tap, both can give you hot and cold water. You also need to consider if you want your taps wall-mounted such as the Rubine Shower Mixer Tap Platino – 6061 or the traditional. 

The style is also important since you would want it to suit your taste. Another factor to consider is the material of the tap, different materials give off different looks, like the minimalist looking matte black, down to the stylish bronze, copper, or nickel shower taps. 

Price also comes into play when choosing your tap, though most taps are affordable, some taps are a bit more expensive but can perform well longer than the cheaper ones. Finally, installation is a complicated process that can lead to a whole lot of mess if done by yourself and without proper training and equipment. 


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