Picking the perfect tap size is simple thanks to GROHE’s guide to getting it right

Whether you’re updating an existing bathroom or going for a complete refresh and refit, nothing sets off the basin area more than a beautiful, elegant mixer tap. This is where Grohe excels, with a wide range of options in all shapes and sizes. Size may not be something you automatically think of when it comes to selecting the most suitable product for your space but size does matter and it’s important to give it careful consideration before you buy. Before we get onto that however, think about the design – Grohe has everything from sleek and smooth cylindrical mixers to sharp geometric cubes, all in a choice of sizes. Let’s take a look at just three of the most popular designs…
 
Allure
Combining elegant proportions with state-of-the-art technology, Grohe’s Allure range fuses a cylindrical body with a square base plate and a choice of two handle styles – flat lever or tri-spoke – for further design options. As part of the Grohe Spa collection of taps, showers and fittings, this look is all about pure linear appeal and a minimalist approach that complements contemporary bathroom settings, be it family bathrooms, en-suites or compact cloakrooms.

GROHE Allure Tap

Essence 
Wonderfully understated with a classic feel, the Essence tap style is clean and simple ideal for modern or traditional settings. It comes with Grohe AquaGuide and Grohe SilkMove as standard, so you know you’re getting the very latest in tap technology, neatly wrapped up in this sleek, chic design.

GROHE Essence Tap

Eurocube
Exquisitely angled, the Eurocube tap brings sharp, angular style to the basin, bath, bidet and shower. The cut-out detailing on the lever handle is available across the range, which incorporates Grohe SilkMove for smooth operation and StarLight, a resilient chrome finish.

GROHE Eurocube
 
Sizing up
Once you’ve selected your favourite design from the 12 styles available, it’s time to turn your attention to the size. Think about the family’s needs and lifestyle as well as the shape and size of basin to match. Comfort is key so consider how you use the tap – from hair washing to teeth brushing or hand wash only, there are sizes to suit every need. And remember, the taller the tap, the larger and wider the spout and the easier and more comfortable it is to use…

XS-Size: An extra small tap perfect for cloakrooms and usually used only for cold water
S-Size: A comfortable solution for standard sized washbasins; great for family bathrooms or wetrooms
M-Size: This higher medium sized tap offers extra comfort
L-Size: A larger tap with a high spout is safe and practical
XL-Size: The extra-large faucet is ideal for vessel and countertop basins and will create a striking centrepiece for your bathroom scheme

Grohe also offers BestMatch, a handy tool that enables you to choose your favourite design and adapt the size to the washbasin. Simple and straightforward, what could be easier?

Hayley Gilbert

Article by Hayley Gilbert

Hayley has been an interiors journalist for 20 years and has written for leading consumer magazines, trade titles and Sunday supplements. Always keeping one step ahead of the latest trends, Hayley has researched, written about and renovated plenty of bathrooms, so she knows the importance planning and practicality.

 

 

Foam and Bubbles Logo