The sink faucet is a must-have for every lavatory. After all, should it be called a bathroom if there aren’t any taps? If you’re unsure where to put your taps, this guide will help you figure it out, although most bathroom tapware is either on or above the basin. After that is settled, selecting the proper tap is the next step. The sink you purchase will likely already have holes for faucet installation.

Before making a definitive decision, you should research the many kinds of basin faucets available. There are more than eight distinct varieties of basin faucets. However, for simplicity (and readability), focus on the four most common categories.

Pillar taps:

These are true masterpieces of the tap scene. They continue to enjoy widespread acclaim.

Both hot and cold water may be accessed from a pillar tap. The main benefit is that you can independently adjust the pressure of the hot and cold water by utilising separate bathroom tapware. Most pillar taps may be found in older homes with an older plumbing system, making this an excellent option.

Because of their low profile, these faucets are typically installed on washbasins.

Taps that are a single piece

Often called “single-hole” or “mono-basin” models, these faucets may be found in every contemporary bathroom.

In contrast to traditional faucets, they only require one hole in the wall and one spout to deliver hot and cold water. Flow and temperature may be adjusted with the same lever (a lot of mono!). Dual-lever variants, which separately regulate the hot and cold water temperature, are also available.

Because of how convenient they are, the demand for such faucets has skyrocketed. Now, hundreds of different versions are available in various materials and styles.

The high basin mixer is a common variant of this tap that deserves note. The tap is similar but much more vertical. It has a long horizontal reach, making it ideal for countertop basins.

Basin Faucets with Wall-Mounted Mixers

These faucets are installed on the wall of your bathroom, hence the name. They are wall-mounted rather than sink-mounted, so they need wall-mounted mounting holes rather than tapholes in the basin.

The wall-mounted unit includes a basin spout and a lever for controlling water temperature. Whether or not the design includes a backplate is also an option.

These fixtures are great for people who like their bathrooms to be simple or want to draw attention to their sinks. As a bonus, they may be used in countertop basins, which offer a welcome height boost.

Suitable for use with a 3-tap set,

As their name implies, these faucets are made up of three individual pieces and require three tap holes in your sink or countertop. They operate similarly to a monobloc tap but come in a different shape. Although both hot and cold water can be dispensed from the same spout, each has its dedicated lever.

While a tap with a single lever may be more practical, no one can argue with the elegance of a three-hole arrangement. For this reason, it also tends to cost more money.

The 3-tap set is a standard fixture in private and public restrooms. The dual-handle design of these faucets makes it easier to regulate the water’s temperature and flow, a significant selling point for many consumers.