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The Ultimate Guide: How to Change a Deck-Mounted Tap

by Elena M 31 Jan 2024
The Ultimate Guide: How to Change a Deck-Mounted Tap


Changing a deck-mounted tap can refresh the look of your kitchen or bathroom sink without the need for a complete renovation. Whether you're aiming for a modern upgrade or replacing a worn-out fixture, this guide will walk you through the process step-by-step. With the exquisite selection of deck-mounted taps at Gold Bathroom UK, you'll find the perfect match to elevate your space.

Why Change Your Deck-Mounted Tap?

Deck-mounted taps are central to the daily use and aesthetic appeal of your sink. Updating this fixture can:

  • Enhance water efficiency with modern tap designs.
  • Update the style of your sink area to reflect current trends or personal taste.
  • Improve functionality with features like swivel spouts or spray functions.

Choosing Your New Deck-Mounted Tap:

Before you start the replacement process, selecting a new tap that fits your needs and the style of your bathroom or kitchen is essential. Consider:

  • The hole configuration of your sink.
  • The water pressure system in your home.
  • The finish and design that complement your existing decor.
deck mounted tap

Step-by-Step Replacement Guide:

  1. Prepare Your Workspace:

    • Turn off the water supply to your sink.
    • Clear out any items from under the sink for easy access.
    • Have a bucket and towel ready to catch any residual water.
  2. Remove the Old Tap:

    • Disconnect the water supply lines using an adjustable wrench. Be prepared for some water to spill out.
    • Unscrew the mounting nuts that secure the tap beneath the sink. You might need a basin wrench for tight spaces.
    • Lift the old tap away from the sink.
  3. Clean the Sink Area:

    • Before installing the new tap, clean the sink surface around the tap area to ensure a clean, smooth surface for installation.
  4. Install Your New Deck-Mounted Tap:

    • Place the new tap into the mounting holes on the sink.
    • From underneath, screw the mounting nuts onto the tap's tails to secure it in place. Ensure it's aligned correctly before fully tightening.
    • Reconnect the water supply lines to the tap. Use plumber's tape on the threads for a watertight seal.
  5. Test Your Installation:

    • Turn the water supply back on and open the tap to run water through.
    • Check for leaks around the connections. Tighten any fittings if necessary to stop leaks.
deck mounted tap

Maintaining Your New Tap:

Regular maintenance ensures your new deck-mounted tap continues to operate efficiently and maintains its appearance. Clean it regularly with a soft cloth and mild detergent, avoiding abrasive cleaners that can damage the finish. Periodically check for leaks or loose fittings, especially after the initial installation, as fittings may settle.

Explore our deck mounted taps collection here


Changing a deck-mounted tap is a straightforward DIY project that can significantly impact your bathroom or kitchen's functionality and style. By following these steps, you can confidently upgrade your space with a stunning new tap from Gold Bathroom UK's extensive selection. Whether you're looking for a sleek, modern design or a classic look, you'll find the perfect tap to complement your home's style.

Your Experience Matters:

Have you recently changed a deck-mounted tap in your home? Share your tips, challenges, or how your new tap from Gold Bathroom UK has transformed your space. Your insights can help inspire others on their DIY journey!

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