A mixer tap collects water from both the hot and cold water sources, combining them and then dispensing it through a single spout. The more conventional approach is to draw water separately through hot and cold pillar taps to keep the flow apart. There are undoubtedly several advantages of using a shower mixer tap, as mentioned below.
Many people prefer the streamlined appearance of a mixer tap to separate hot and cold faucets. There are numerous types of mixer taps available. They can be straight and contemporary, or square shower head a classic arch form.
Additionally, the handles can differ, ranging from conventional rotating handles to levers raised and lowered to regulate the flow. If you prefer a wall-installed mixer tap, that is also an option.
Shower mixer taps are equally at home on a bathroom as they are on a bathroom sink or basin. Even better, you can mix and match with a mixer tap on the bath and separate hot and cold taps on the basin. Mixer taps can be made even more flexible by adding a shower mixer, enabling you to switch between tap and shower flow. This can be used as a hand-held shower or installed to create a shower bath and is especially useful in areas where a separate bath and shower enclosure are not possible.
You are limited to two different types of water flow with two distinct faucets—hot and cold. Your power over the hot water’s temperature would be limited to your heating settings, although you can mix hot and cold water to various degrees in the bathtub or basin itself. With shower mixer taps, you can control the temperature of the water as it flows through the faucets. This significantly simplifies controlling your water temperature, whether you’re bathing, washing, or shaving with water straight from the tap.
Additionally, the added control can be extremely convenient, especially when running a bath. When using different faucets, one popular technique is to run both faucets simultaneously, usually with the hot water faucet slightly more completely opened than the cold. It can be challenging to get the balance right, and many people find themselves having to either stand guard or constantly search.
Another popular technique is to run hot water and then add ice, resulting in a potentially scalding bath, particularly dangerous if you have children. By determining the optimal temperature with shower mixer taps, you can confidently leave the bath to run independently. Do not ignore it completely, or you can end up with a flood on your hands!
Shower mixer taps are usually equipped with a flow limiter to prevent excessive water from the hot and cold pipes from being drawn simultaneously. In practice, mixing hot water into a single flow would result in less hot water being used, which is beneficial for your energy bills and climate.
Since shower mixer taps are interchangeable, you would use two of the same mixer to have a separate bath and shower. A diverter mixer is the only variant on a traditional bath and shower mixer. A diverter mixer diverts water from one outlet to another, usually from a showerhead to a bath spout, but it may also be used to divert water between two showerheads.
Carefully chosen high-quality shower mixer taps are not just decorative elements in the bathroom; they’re also water-efficient, help you save time, and last for several years, which helps you save money in the long run.