Another thing I’ve been umming and ahhing about when considering my first world problems, is what type of tapware to get: wall-mounted or bench-mounted.
My original reason for wanting wall-mounted is ease of cleaning, as water supposedly doesn’t pool on the bench as much, so you don’t get those blue-green rings of calcium build-up. I also think that aesthetically, it looks cleaner especially when you have an above-counter vessel, which we have already decided on.
But I have since also heard that if you want to change the taps in the future, it’s a big job and tiles have to come off, as each manufacture makes the interior cartridge differently. On the other hand, changing taps within the same brand isn’t that hard as the interior cartridge doesn’t need to change.
And another question is, does this even matter? Will we want to change without redoing the whole bathroom anyway? I can’t really see that happening anytime soon, we’ll be too exhausted!
Anyway, some pictures.
If we get bench-mounted, it would have to be a mixer tap style.
If we went wall-mounted, it could either be a mixer or separate taps:
I’m not sure about option 2, most of the ones I’ve seen have looked a bit too chunky for my aesthetic.
A quick Reece search reveals the following readily available styles, which seems to leave Option 3 out in the cold.
Extended basin mixer styles for consideration:
Mixer on top of tap. E.g. Milli Glance
Wall-mounted taps styles for consideration:
So, I’m interested in opinions here. Wall-mounted or bench-mounted? Any examples of taps you love?