KITCHEN TAP INFORMATION
From the humble kitchen tap to designer accessory. Today's kitchen tap offers functionality combined with high performance technology and the latest cutting edge designs. So diverse are the styles, that your choice of tap could inspire the entire look of your kitchen. With more styles than ever before, so extensive is our range of kitchen taps that your only problem is likely to be deciding which one is perfect for you and your lifestyle. We've put together a few basics on the most popular styles to help you get started - you'll be an expert in no time! BUY KITCHEN TAP
KITCHEN TAP STYLE GUIDE
Stunning, distinctive and stylish, Alaris have extensive kitchen tap ranges to complement the modern kitchen. Design-led and sculpturally inspired – every kitchen tap is a show stopper.
Once humble the kitchen tap are now fashioned into an array of contemporary shapes and sizes that are graceful and aesthetic. Our modern collection is meticulously designed and uncompromising in quality - each kitchen tap is utterly practical and built to last. Our kitchen tap range also includes innovative ideas, such as progressive valve technology that simplifies control and creates ergonomic taps with sleek, smooth lines and shapely contours.
Just remember a kitchen tap adds the finishing touch to your sink design, so think big and don't be afraid to make an impact! Professional spray taps look brilliant with a set of undermounted individual bowls.Our classic kitchen tap ranges offers timeless designs that just simply won't date. Combining elegant aesthetics with practical functionality, these versatile taps will look great in almost any setting.
Sleek, sophisticated and subtle, our classic kitchen tap ranges are available in a range of finishes - including polished chrome, brushed nickel and brushed stainless steel. Delightfully attractive and uncompromising in performance, they offer high quality at an affordable price.
This kitchen tap collection boasts a variety of popular styles, from tall taps with curved or square spouts, to low single lever designs with arched spouts. Pull-out spray taps are available and there's even a choice of Flow filter kitchen tap designs.
Pull-out spray kitchen tap
Based on the single lever tap design, professional pull-out spray kitchen taps are functional, practical and versatile. Masterfully designed, our stylish range is specifically engineered to produce optimum water pressure, with tap models boasting a minimum pressure rate of 0.8 bar. This powerful spray is ideal for washing and rinsing items quickly and effectively. Used frequently in professional kitchens worldwide, no accomplished chef is ever without one.
What makes this kitchen tap so unique is the versatile nozzle design. The nozzle can be pulled out to reveal a long flexible hose, allowing you to move the tap freely around the sink.
Single or dual flow kitchen tap
Some taps offer single flow operation and some are dual flow. Within a single flow tap, there is one channel mixing hot and cold water within the tap, a dual flow tap contains two channels which separates the hot and cold sources until they leave the tap. The benefit of this is a faster response changing between hot and cold water. A single flow tap will need to empty the existing water contained within the spout before responding.
There are various kitchen tap valve options which control the tap functionality. For single lever models, the lever controls the tap with two directional motions. Progressive Valve taps is the next generation of the single lever design where temperature and water pressure are controlled within a single motion. All other designs utilise either basic compression valves or more superior quarter turn valves which offer immediate response.
Monobloc kitchen tap is a popular style which features two handles on either side of the body, one for hot and one for cold. These taps often have tall curving spouts.
Single lever kitchen tap is a simple design whereby all functions are carried out by a single lever - left and right for temperature, up and down for pressure.
Progressive valve kitchen tap is a system providing simplified control. Moving the nozzle on the spout adjusts water flow, whilst a single lever releases cold, warm and then hot water in one progressive movement.
Bridge kitchen tap is a specialist design, bridge taps feature two legs that create a bridge-style shape. They are commonly used with ceramic farmhouse sinks.
Pillar taps style consists of individual hot and cold taps, each operated by a rotating turn-handle.
Deck tap design features a single fiat mounting platform that sits flush against either the sink or worktop surface.
STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN TAPS
are stunning and provide a contemporary alternative to the popular polished and brushed chrome options. Incredibly attractive and durable a stainless steel kitchen tap will add a truly professional touch to your kitchen.