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Traditional Taps

For those renovating a period property or just trying to recreate a tranquil traditional setting, your choice of brassware can be critical in creating the look.

What should you look for in terms of style?

Your first option is the traditional cross head design with ceramic indices denoting ‘hot’ and ‘cold’. This design can be traced back to the early 1900s and in fact Bristan even has a range which is dubbed 1901 because it is based on an original design.

Your second option in the style stakes is the lever style tap. Typified by Bristan’s Renaissance range, this style features horizontal, ceramic levers which move sideways to adjust the water flow. Although this look chronologically is not much different in heritage from the cross head style, in modern terms the style is much ‘older’. This is a period look with a capital ‘P’.

Your last option is difficult to categorise as a traditional style, but it certainly has its roots in the past. There has been a pendulum swing back towards Art Deco styling in recent years throughout the home and the bathroom is no different. Think angular, think chunky and think chrome! If you opt for single bath and basin taps in this style your are dabbling in the look, but to create that opulent 1920’s gentleman’s washroom feel, you really need to go for a mixer with an angular spout, or better still a deck-mounted three hole mixer with the control heads sunken into granite. Have a look at the Bristan Art Deco range for inspiration.

Traditional Taps

Basin Taps

You may think that cross head taps are the only option, but even if you have decided on this as a style, there are still plenty of choices to make. Click basin taps for more information.

Bath Taps

The style of your bath taps should generally match those of your basin for a seamless look, but bath taps don’t just have to be larger version of their basin counterparts. Click bath taps for more information.

Kitchen Taps

In a kitchen, your tap will often be the hallmark of your period look and is an incredibly important part of creating that rustic charm. Click kitchen taps for more information.

Additional information

If you cannot find what you are looking for or need further assistance in choosing traditional taps, please contact us.

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