Discover the type of kitchen tap that is right for your family’s lifestyle with our helpful buying guide and kitchen tap ideas.
A hardworking tool in your kitchen, taps are available in a range of styles and colours. Here we explain the different types of kitchen taps and how to use them.
Monobloc single lever tap
Ultra-modern with a single pillar and spout, and controlled by a single lever, this type of kitchen tap is great for a busy kitchen.
Monobloc double lever tap
With a handle or lever on each side, this kitchen tap is simple to control, and can feature a swivel spout to easily direct the flow of water.
Deck mixer tap
Mix both hot and cold water to get the right temperature, even in areas with unequal water pressure. Two levers control the water, which flows from a single spout.
Similar to the deck mixer tap, this tap has a bridge which forms a single mixer spout. It requires relatively high water pressure to work well.
Coming in pairs that are fitted separately, pillar taps give you individual control over your cold and hot water flow. This kitchen tap idea works well in a utility or boot room.
Your builder can help you match your tap to the water pressure in your home. Low pressure requires a specific tap, while most taps can work with high pressure.
Limescale in hard water areas can cause wear over time. Ask your builder which type of kitchen tap will work best in your area – like a brass tap which will resist corrosion.
Speed up tasks in a busy kitchen by choosing a tap which offers some of these innovative tap features.
Hot water taps
Make preparing hot drinks or dinner simple with a hot water tap. It delivers instant hot water, and is more affordable to run than a kettle.
Enjoy filtered water straight from your tap, giving you a cool drink or fresh water for cooking.
Create a professional look or enhance your industrial themed kitchen with a coiled pull-out spray tap, which makes rinsing vegetables and salad easier.
A tap tip
Take note of the pre-drilled holes in the sink you choose. Monobloc taps require a single hole, while most other types of kitchen taps need two.
Explore a few of our favourite kitchen tap ideas to find one that complements the style of your kitchen.
For heritage style
Add an authentic design feature to a traditional or rustic kitchen with a curved spout, like the Lamona Garda swan neck tap, which has a heritage feel.
For a minimalist look
For a smaller space
Heavier undermount sinks are usually matched with taps set within your worktop. In a small kitchen, your builder can mount your tap on a wall.
For a sleek finish
Create a more harmonious look by ensuring the style and material of your type of kitchen tap complements the style and material of your sink.
With heritage and modern designs to choose from, plus clever innovations like water filters and hot water taps, your new tap will be the talk of your kitchen.