HiI’m planning a new bathroom and am trying to decide on what to have in the shower. Do you think it is better to have separate hot and cold taps or a mixer tap (mixers have one tap that controls both flow and temperature?
Mixer taps have been around for years, and have proven they are the better of the two options.
It would also depend on the aesthetic of your bathroom. for example, if it is federation and you are having that type of fittings, then separate taps may look better.
But the mixer is safer, easier and more stream lined.
Its totally down to personal preference. I hate mixers because I find it difficult to find just the right position for the temp I want and the pressure flow. But if you're elderly with bung wrists then they are a godsend. IF I were installing a new shower I would go fancy and put in a temp and flow controller and have my perfect shower at the touch of a button.
Kitchen Mixer Tap
Bathroom wall mounted mixer tap placement
SHOWER ROSE, HAND HELD HOSE AND TAP POSITION
Is it possible to change shower mixer?
A mixer every time for me!
Thanks for the opinions. The mixer does look much more sleek.I remember when I was is Japan the showers seemed to be a horizontal bar with one handle controlling the temp and the other controlling the flow rate. Is that the kind of thing you refer to Black Bamboo?I must say they were the best showers I have had in my life. So powerful and perfect temperature!Do you think that having a mixer reduces water pressure, being that both cold and hot travel through the same pipe. Or is that not true?
Which do you prefer to use? If you’re going for a modern look you have lots of choices in either style. It’s more difficult to find a range of traditional mixers.
Weve decided to go seperate, because we like the look. We had mixers in our last house and we were happy with them, but just doing something different this time.
Mixers every time. Much easier. I know what position I need for shower to be perfect each time as I can see where it is. No turning tap off too hard
I have a mixer, much prefer it to taps.
Mixer bath/shower Diverter allows for both O/Head Shower( can be dropped from the ceiling ) and A Hand Held Shower,
Only purchase tapware with a 15-year warranty ( or one now with a 20-year warranty )
Many of the combined o/head and handheld, units have some plastic components and are difficult to clean
Only one tap to clean around instead of two...... Mixer every time for me!