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Traditional Victorian and Edwardian style taps, available in hot and cold configurations or a variety of different mixer tap types such as Victorian monobloc mixers or 3 tap hole formations with central swan neck spouts for a classical look
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Victorian taps and bathroom fittings would typically consist of a hot and cold tap, more sophisticated designs later on and into the Edwardian period would blend the hot and cold feeds in a H shape design more like a kitchen mixer, and classical looking hot and cold taps with a central spout are another option to create a classical period feature look with your bathroom brassware.
You can choose from 1, 2 or 3 tap hole traditional Victorian style taps for your new bathroom sink. There are so many options available but what are the pros and cons of Victorian bathroom taps? All configurations of brassware, 1, 2 and 3 tap hole options are now available in a traditional style take a look below for our advice.
The image above shows the handcrafted, luxurious and robust nature of Perrin and Rowe brassware available from UK Bathrooms
One tap hole traditional taps blend hot and cold in a single Monobloc tap body, and are typically lever handle in style, this is due to the fact that a lever can control both temperature and flow easily.
Only uses 1 tap hole on the basin, saving space
Two tap hole taps are a hot and a cold tap that are independent to one another. These are bathroom taps as they would have traditionally been in early Victorian times, and can really set off the looks of a traditional bathroom sink.
The image above showcases a variety of looks you can create with the Burlington Claremont tap head range from your basin to your bath taps
3 tap hole basin taps consist of 2 handles, 1 hot and 1 cold, with a central spout. They sit independently of one another and require 3 holes in the bathroom sink for installation. The water is blended underneath the sink from the hot and cold feeds as selected, and comes out of the central spout.
A selection of 3 tap hole basin taps from UK Bathrooms, you can even order wall mounted versions to keep your worktops free and uncluttered
Nothing quite compliments a traditional freestanding bath than a Victorian style freestanding bath tap. Truly opulent and luxurious, these pieces make a real design statement. But they don’t just look good, modern technology is built into modern day taps. Hidden under their unassuming and more period feature shapes are modern day thermostatic blending and a powerful bath filling force on good pressure systems. Another really useful feature would be to choose a freestanding tap with a shower head in addition to get more functionality from your tap – ideal for rinsing hair and cleaning the bath after use.
The video above showcases some of the fantastic traditional taps available from Burlington and Arcade in chrome or nickel finishes