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Golden Elegance: A Comprehensive Guide to Replacing Basin Taps in UK Bathrooms

by Elena M 28 Dec 2023
Golden Elegance: A Comprehensive Guide to Replacing Basin Taps in UK Bathrooms


Replacing basin taps can refresh your bathroom's look without a full renovation, especially if you're incorporating luxurious elements like gold basin taps or gold bathroom basin taps. This step-by-step guide will help you confidently swap out old taps for new gold-coloured basin taps, transforming your space into a haven of elegance.

What You'll Need

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Basin wrench
  • Pipe cutter (if needed)
  • Plumber's tape
  • New basin taps (gold basin tap set, rose gold basin taps, etc.)
  • Towel or cloth
  • Bucket or bowl

 Steps to Replace Basin Taps


  • Turn off the water supply.
  • Open the existing taps to release any remaining water.
  • Place a bucket underneath to catch any drips.

Removing Old Taps:

  • Disconnect the water supply lines using an adjustable wrench.
  • Use a basin wrench to loosen and remove the nuts holding the taps in place.

Cleaning the Area:

  • Once the old taps are out, clean the area thoroughly, removing any grime or sealant.

Fitting New Taps:

  • Check the fit and alignment of your new taps, whether it's a gold mixer basin tap or traditional gold basin taps.
  • Secure the new taps in place, ensuring any gaskets or washers are properly aligned.

Connecting Water Supply:

  • Apply plumber's tape to the threads of the water supply lines for a secure fit.
  • Reconnect the water supply lines to the new taps.

Finishing Touches:

  • Turn the water supply back on and check for leaks.
  • Make any necessary adjustments to ensure a snug fit and optimal performance.

Maintaining Your New Gold Basin Taps

  • Regular cleaning with a soft cloth and non-abrasive cleaner will keep your gold wash basin taps or brushed gold basin taps gleaming.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage the gold finish.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • If you encounter leaks, ensure all connections are tight and reapply plumber's tape if necessary.
  • For gold wall mounted basin taps, ensure the wall fittings are secure and stable.


Installing new basin taps, such as a gold basin tap or a gold tall basin tap, can be a straightforward process with the right tools and a bit of patience. By following these steps, you can enjoy the luxury of gold bathroom fittings in your UK home.

Now that you know how to replace basin taps, what style are you considering for your bathroom update? Let's discuss the impact of choice like rose gold basin taps versus traditional gold basin taps on your bathroom's aesthetics.

Discover more at Gold Bathroom UK website !

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