Bathroom Mixer Tap Vs Standard Taps

Choosing which bathroom taps to install in your newly renovated bathroom is a challenge far greater than many realize because there are just so many options. It is not just the diverse pricing options that you have to decide between or even the materials, but also the design, the style and the functionality of the tap, which presents a monumental task to the uninitiated. One key choice which will have to be made first is whether to go with a bathroom mixer tap or to opt instead for single, or standard, taps. To help you decide between these two tap styles, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.

Bathroom Mixer

A bathroom mixer tap is one which features a single lever which controls the hot and the cold water and it is a feature in a great many bathrooms, used for both the sink and the bathtub.


This tap style requires fewer connections so it offers a much easier installation than a single mixer. Another key reason why so many opt to install bathroom mixers is that they look much more stylish than a single mixer, as well as being able to offer more options in terms of style and design. Finally being able to control the water temperature is easier when using this tap choice.


The main issue which people have with mixer taps is that they are more difficult to repair than a single tap, so if something goes wrong it can be much trickier to fix. Another problem which some find is that the cold water pressure is far higher than the hot, which offers inconsistency when using. Finally, if the house has low water pressure, a mixer tap can struggle to perform to the best of its ability.

Standard Taps

Standard taps are just what you are probably picturing, two taps either driving water out of a single spout or individual spouts.


These taps may be limited in terms of what design they fit into, but for anyone with a rustic or traditional bathroom, they can really help bring that style to life. These taps are also more durable than mixers and far less likely to require repairs. Finally, the water temperature and pressure can be managed with much more accuracy than you can if you have a bathroom mixer installed.


Contrary to the bathroom mixer, the standard tap requires more connections which makes them far more difficult to install. Furthermore, these taps just don’t offer the same range of styles and designs which a mixer can and as mentioned above, they do look great but only in certain styles of bathroom.

Which is Right For You?

The bathroom mixer is the most commonly bought product between these two but much of the decision will come down to what kind of style you are looking for in the bathroom and what kind of water pressure you have in your property.

If you are looking for a tap choice which offers you the most options regarding price and style then a bathroom mixer is likely to be the smart choice for you and your bathroom.