If hygiene is particularly important, you can opt for contact-free basin fittings which are without handles. Using infrared basin fittings, the water flow is controlled by a sensor. The water temperature is regulated by either a knob or a thermostat.
Contact-free basin fittings are often found in public toilets where cold water only flows from the outlet. These infrared basin fittings are also used in guest toilets where no hot water is available. Another alternative here are pillar taps which have just one handle for cold water.
Hole fittings in fashion
So-called hole fittings are particularly popular at the moment. With these types of basin fittings, the technology is concealed underneath the surface so that only the outlet and spout are visible.
In the case of two-hole basin fittings a single mixer lever is also visible along with the spout, three-hole basin fittings feature two handles.
These fittings are available for wall assembly and installation on the washbasin itself. Both options have their advantages. For example, if the water flows directly out of the wall into a basin, this feels more natural and purist.
Various Installation Options
The vast majority of basin fittings are suitable for deck-mounting. This means that they are installed either on the rim of the washbasin or next to the washbasin on the vanity unit or countertop. This is a simple and tried-and-tested means of installation.
Wall-mounted basin fittings are becoming more popular. These involve concealed fittings whereby the technology is hidden and only the spout and operating handles are visible. Such fittings work best in modern bathrooms and also include retro-style designs.
Floorstanding basin fittings are truly exotic pieces. They add a touch of luxury to your bathroom. They allow freestanding washing solutions to be incorporated, for example. They are generally combined with floorstanding washbasins.