Making Tapware A Priority!

The tapware you choose can have a significant impact on your home’s design. Taps can be the finishing touch that can either tie your bathroom’s style together or make it fall apart. That’s why picking the proper shape, design and finish for your tapware is essential.

However, the number of options available makes choosing overwhelming, as there isn’t always a clear winner. The colour you pick can say a lot about what style you’re aiming for, and even small details like the spout’s shape can affect the overall feel of your space. These considerations only add to the difficulty.

It probably leaves you wondering; how can I make finding the right tapware for me easier?

The Vivid Slimline collection by Phoenix is the answer, as their versatile design makes them suitable for any contemporary living space. They’re ideal for anyone looking for practical, beautiful, world-class tapware.

Phoenix’s new sleek design

Phoenix has been developing bathroom and kitchen fittings for over 30 years. They pride themselves on delivering trusted in-house Australian design to homes across the country and the globe. They value precision, quality and innovation above all else, with state-of-the-art quality control systems, up to 15 years warranty on all their products, and numerous tapware collections that they’re continually improving. Their designs also comply fully with Watermark and WELS, ensuring that you get the most efficient and reliable product possible.

The Vivid Slimline collection adds to the success of Phoenix’s Vivid range by offering more refined, slender designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. They can be used in any modern interior and are pairable with Phoenix’s numerous other accessories. They guarantee high-quality finishes that are built to last with brass construction. Multiple colour options are available, including chrome, brushed nickel, gun metal, matte black, and brushed gold.

The importance of research

As you know, there are heaps of tapware options available on the market. Make sure to take your time and research the kinds of taps out there. This way, you’ll ensure you’re making the right choice for your home.

Phoenix has a variety of mixer options to choose from, no matter your bathroom size or layout. Pick between standard basin mixers or go all out and get a floor bath mixer if you’re feeling particularly bold. Phoenix has been used by Australians for generations, so they are an excellent place to start if you’re looking for a trusted brand.

Find out more about Phoenix’s range here.

Phoenix has other accessories that can be paired with your tapware, such as towel holders and racks, shower shelves, soap dishes, and robe hooks. Combined with the taps you choose, these items will really tie your design together.


Vivid Slimline’s Basin Mixers are available in numerous mixer options and styles, including a Vessel Mixer and Basin Mixers with various outlet designs. Vessel Mixers are an eye-catching option that adds a sophisticated touch to above-counter basins. They can also be positioned at a right angle if that is your desired design choice. There are two types of outlet designs, including straight and modern, or curved and elegant.


Vivid Slimline’s Wall Basin Mixers offer a streamlined finish that has the added benefit of freeing up bench space. They provide a one-piece, two-piece, and three-piece option. The three-piece option allows better control over water flow and temperature and greater creative freedom when it comes to placement. They can be installed with all kinds of basins, as well as baths. The Wall Basin Mixers also include a swinging option, which provides more room and is ideal in laundry rooms.


Vivid Slimline’s Sink Mixers are highly versatile. They are larger and have more features, which can be used for different jobs, depending on where they are placed in your house. There are four types available, including Gooseneck, Pull-out, Squareline, and Spring Mixers. Gooseneck Mixers make washing pots and pans simpler and offer a more elegant feel to your space. Squareline Mixers are similar but offer a sharper, more modern finish. Pull-out Mixers are suitable for washing hard-to-reach areas and are great for filling up mop buckets. Spring Mixers are a taller alternative to the Pull-out Mixer and provide a more industrial touch to your home.


Vivid Slimline’s Floor Bath Mixers make a bold statement in any bathroom. They include a swivel spout to simplify use and are available with a hand shower to make bath time more convenient.

Tips to help you pick the right tapware for your home…


Consider the style you’re aiming for. Are you wanting your space to feel quirky, or are you looking for something more traditional? Tapware that doesn’t match what you’re aiming for will likely look out of place in your home.


Make sure you know what kinds of taps are out there. There are so many varieties of fixtures available, with multiple finishes to choose from. Shop around and take your time to decide.


Think about how your space is set up. If you’re just adding a fresh touch to an old bathroom with new tapware, you’ll likely need to choose a similar shape and size to what you had previously. Even if you’re creating a new bathroom from scratch, you’ll need to think about how much space you have and whether the desired tapware will suit it.


Use the WELS rating to help you decide. The WELS star rating is an excellent tool to use when choosing the right tapware for you. It allows you to see how water-efficient a product is compared to industry standards. This system can help you save water and money in the long term.


Take a look at your budget before making your decision. Tap options vary in price, so it’s essential to consider which option is the most affordable for you and can meet your design needs.

Have more questions?  Contact us! We’re always happy to help at Tradelink, and with our 150 years of experience, we’re bound to find a solution for you.