Your Checklist For Choosing Laundry Tap Mixers
The laundry might be the place where chores are done but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. With the right styling, it’s a space that has the potential to be turned into one of the most surprising rooms in your home.
A laundry doesn’t have to be just practical – it can make a statement too. If you’re passionate about creativity and interior design, this is a great place to strut your stuff.
One thing we know a great deal about at MIXX is laundry tap mixers. We’ve designed and installed laundry taps for some of the finest homes in Australia, so we’ve put together four essential checklist items to help you choose the perfect one for your home.
First and foremost, your laundry needs to be functional. Want to be ready for when the inevitable bucket needs to be filled, pet washed or dirty soccer boots scrubbed? Start by installing a deep sink and high spout. The extra working height will be a lifesaver when it comes to those not-so-loved chores. Designs like the gooseneck spout and pull down work wonders.
Another tip is to check what your water pressure is like. A high-pressure system can mean a lot of splashing when the tap is turned on, so check with your plumber to see what’s best for your home. Laundry taps also come in a variety of flow rates too – something you may want to consider if you are planning on filling buckets or large tubs regularly.
For the tapware itself, you can opt for a mixer or split taps. Unless you’re going for a traditional style or you simply prefer individual taps, mixers are much more practical and pretty much the standard choice nowadays. The final tip is to invest a little more for a pull-down mixer tap or extendable tap faucet. This will let you guide water exactly where you need it.
There’s no doubt, keeping track of a budget during a renovation or build can be a challenge. When it comes to tapware, it’s worth spending the money. Investing in a quality tap will save you time and money in the long run.
Higher quality taps will be more efficient, offering adequate pressure and making it easier to do the tasks it was designed for. No matter how much you might enjoy using your new laundry tapware, you’ll want to be getting on with more important activities — like spending time with family.
You also want something that’s designed to last so you won’t have to replace your taps every few years. A good quality tap will also be more durable and less likely to leak, saving you money on repairs.
Our taps are manufactured from solid brass that’s been electroplated so they are highly resistant to staining and scratching. We also use durable internal components, including european ceramic cartridges, to ensure long-term durability and performance.
Creating a cohesive look across your entire home is what will bring excitement to you, your guests and potential future buyers. We recommend trying to match your laundry tap to suit other tapware in your home.
The easiest way to do this is by picking a tapware collection. By having a range of tapware that coordinate and complement one another, you will be able to create the perfect look. For a modern space, you can’t go wrong with Aloe, Saffron or Sage!
When choosing laundry tap mixers, always check the water efficiency. It’ll save you money on your water bill and benefit the environment.
As part of Australian regulations, every tap needs to be assessed and given a WELS water rating label. This is a government program to give customers important information regarding a products water efficiency and helps them make informed decisions.
For quick comparisons, there’s a star rating out of six. The more stars, the more water-efficient the product is. Laundry taps and spouts with 3+ stars offer substantial savings over time compared to models. The exact rate of water consumption, litres per minute for taps, is also listed. Finally, it has additional product details such as the licence number and registration number.
These details can help you decide which product will suit your needs and give you the best water and energy savings. Most laundry taps are 4 star rated, providing a strong water flow while conserving water.
All of MIXX Tapwares collection is WELS rated and you can see the exact rate of consumption in our product descriptions.
Shop Stunning Laundry Tap Mixers At MIXX
We hope you enjoyed those four essential checklist items. Now a little bit about us.
MIXX Tapware & Accessories is a leading Australian brand for designer tapware that is renowned for its high quality and stylish designs. Our industry-leading 20-year warranty on mixers and 10-year warranty on most other products is a testament to our build quality and offers peace of mind to homeowners.
Our laundry tap mixers are available from a wide range of retailers and trade stores throughout Australia. Please use our stockist locator to find a store near you! You can also contact us and our friendly team will be able to answer any questions.