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Choosing the right taps for your bathroom shouldn’t be done after you’ve decided on your bath, shower and vanity, but rather at the same time. Taps visually tie the bathroom fixtures together and functionally must be able to withstand the high volume use which bathrooms sometimes get, especially if there is a large family or guests visit frequently.

Two of Australia’s leading bathroom brands have launched smart new basin mixers designed to suit the style needs of a range of modern bathrooms.

Caroma Dorf mixer taps Two of Australia’s leading bathroom brands have launched smart new basin mixers designed to suit the style needs of a range of modern bathrooms. The Dorf Leaf mixer range (left) and Caroma Track Mini basin mixer (right).

Dorf has been at the forefront of Australian tapware for over 60 years. The company has recently released its new Dorf Leaf mixer range inspired by European aesthetics. The new collection of mixers features a unique leaf-like design evoking a natural look for the bathroom. Cutting edge tapware design is moving towards more natural forms and smooth, organic shapes and the new Dorf Leaf mixer range leads with its botanical, soft curvaceous lines.

Available in a basin mixer, wall basin mixer, wall bath mixer, bath/shower mixer with or without diverter, fixed wall shower, bath outlet and basin outlet, the extensive Dorf Leaf mixer range incorporates Dorf’s water and energy efficient technology. The basin mixers and wall basin outlet achieve a 5-star WELS rating, with the fixed wall shower achieving a 3-star WELS rating.

Easy to clean and manoeuvre, the Dorf Leaf mixer range features a ceramic disc cartridge that can be adjusted by the installer for temperature and flow control, while silicon aerators remove calcium and lime-build up in the tapware, meaning hassle-free, easy maintenance. The range is covered by Dorf’s product warranty.

Caroma, Australia’s leading supplier of bathroom fixtures and fittings, has extended its popular Track mixer range with a new Mini basin mixer. Featuring a striking polished chrome finish with rounded edges, the Mini basin mixer is a smaller version of the existing Track basin mixer.

The Mini is a great choice for the water conscious consumer and also suits compact bathroom spaces. It replicates the beautiful construction and bold, designer styling of the Track range and complements the extensive range of Caroma basins, toilets, baths and spas.

The Track Mini basin mixer offers an impressive 6-star WELS rating for water efficiency, using less than 4.5 litres of water per minute, which is the highest WELS rating for a basin mixer in Australia.

Why choose a mixer tap?

Your choice of bathroom tap will be led by your preference for traditional or contemporary styling in your bathroom.

Traditional styles favour a two-point tap set (combined tap and spout for both hot and cold) or three-point tap set (a hot and cold tap plus a single spout).

Contemporary designs allow for a wider range of options.

Modern mixer taps provide convenience through a single unit, whil some mixers now come with a safety feature which can be adjusted at installation for temperature control.

Keep in mind that the type of tap set you choose will need to be compatible with the number of sink-holes in your basin.