Affordable Bathrooms Taps and Kitchen Mixer Taps for Every Home
12 July 2022 Get Inspired

Affordable Bathrooms Taps and Kitchen Mixer Taps for Every Home

Upgrade your home’s kitchen and bathroom taps with high quality and affordable Cobra taps.

There comes a time in every home’s lifespan where the kitchen and bathroom taps may need replacing. In the current economic climate, it’s understandable to want to try reduce any home upgrades as far as possible, but old and damaged taps can do more damage to your home if left unattended. They can also lead to high water bills if they begin to leak, which is something you definitely want to avoid when trying to keep an eye on costs.


What are some of the common signs that it’s officially time to replace your kitchen or bathroom taps?


1. Dripping

Even a small amount of water dripping from your basin taps means that the parts inside of your tap are corroded or damaged and the tap is no longer fully serving its purpose in your home. Apart from costly water bills, leaking taps can lead to water stains in basins and could potentially cause more severe water damage in your home if left unattended.  


2. Low water pressure

If you previously had great water pressure out of your basin or bath taps and recently have noticed a considerably lower water pressure – it could be time to replace your taps. Clogged aerators or limescale build-up can result in low water pressure from your taps. Unfortunately chemicals are not particularly effective in removing mineral build-up and blocked taps can result in the build-up extending further into the piping within your walls.  


3. Loose closing mechanism

Are you finding that you’re having to close your taps tighter and tighter after each use to ensure they are properly closed? It’s likely that the washers in your tap are worn – these can easily be replaced, but eventually the entire tap will need to be replaced as the washers will continue to wear with lower quality replacements.  


4. Corrosion

Taps that are cracked, stained or rusted and have stiff handles are in need of a swift replacement. These taps are unsightly, as well as unhealthy as the lead and copper from the taps may leach into the water as it passes through the taps – this is especially true in the case of very old taps.  


5. Tap noise

Clunking, chattering or whistling are not noises that you want to hear coming from your tap. These could be signs of blocked or cracked taps, or even worse, faulty parts within the tap. Consider any noise coming from your taps as a warning sign before things are about to really malfunction!

It’s always advisable to consult your plumber or professional should you be experiencing any of the above problems with your household taps, but very often a tap replacement is in order.  


What to consider when choosing replacement taps for your home?


1. Style

It’s 2022 and there are many styles of taps to choose from! There’s bathroom mixer taps and kitchen mixer taps that are either deck-mounted, wall-mounted or basin-mounted. One of the easiest ways to replace your kitchen and bathroom taps on a budget is to replace them with something similar in style and functionality to what you had previously. The Cobra Nile range of taps is a simply unforgettable collection of basin and sink mixers that will complement any style of bathroom or kitchen.


2. Finishes

When replacing your existing taps, you want to ensure that the money you are spending is going to be worthwhile in the long run.  You want to invest in high quality taps that will last as long as possible and not show signs of corrosion. Opt for taps that come with a warranty to ensure their quality and durability. Cobra PureShine provides a long-lasting surface finish that protects our taps from scratches and is resistant to dirt, making Cobra taps easy to maintain. 


3. Technology

Are you looking for single lever taps where water temperature is controlled with the handle moving from right to left and the water flow is regulated by moving the lever up and down, or would you prefer a screwdown tap that has two handles on the left and right to regulate the water flow? Does your kitchen mixer tap need to swivel or have a spray functionality? Choosing how you want your taps to function is vital to ensuring that you select the right replacement taps for your home. 


4. Water pressure

The last thing you want to do is replace your taps and experience water pressure issues. It’s important to ensure that your replacement taps cater for low water pressure circumstances. Our Cobra Amazon basin and sink mixer taps are fitting with pressure compensating flow restrictors to ensure a flowing supply of water at all times.


5. Water conservation

Just as you don’t want to have a hidden water leak as it can amount to costly water bills, you also want to ensure that your taps are created for water conservation without compromising on water flow quality. Cobra Zambezi single lever basin and sink mixers are fitted with 3.6 litres per minute flow restrictors to help you save water without even having to think about it. 

Replacing the taps in your home with high quality, durable and stylish taps doesn’t need to be a costly experience.  View Cobra’s range of affordable taps here.  

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