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Small in size, but big on 'wow' factor. We've given you our quick low-down on tapware finishes that we think you'll love!

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When designing your goal bathroom, it’s easy to become swept up in making the big decisions about your desired style of bath, vanity size and dream tiles, while details like tapware come secondary.

Although smaller in size, your tapware style and finish packs a big punch in setting the tone of the space and can bring a huge ‘wow’ factor to your bathroom.

When the time comes, our interior design qualified Gallery Consultants are here to take you through Alder's extensive range of tapware and help with every decision, both big and small.

To get started, it’s important to think about the size and shape of your vanity and basin, as well as your desired tapware finish. You’re most likely already familiar with trusty chrome, but we’ve also given you a quick low-down on other tapware finishes that have caught our eye - and we think they’ll catch yours too.

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A timeless and trusted favourite, which is why it’s a standard finish throughout our homes. Known for being durable, a chrome finish will never go out of style.

Our No-Brainer Tile Combination?

The soft hints of colour in the Materia Hunter Green Gloss from National Tiles glisten alongside accents of classic chrome.

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Brushed Nickel

It might not scream look at me, but brushed nickel is the workhorse of tapware. Its soft metallic look blends superbly with a wide range of materials and finishes. Plus, it’s durable and doesn’t show fingerprints or water spots.

Our No-Brainer Tile Combination?

Try brushed nickel with the Canyon Stone Highland Natural from National Tiles. The warm, earthy tones of nickel paired with the weathered textures of the Canyon Stone will make any bathroom stand the test of time.

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Matte Black

For just that little bit extra, you can infuse the perfect touch of drama to your bathroom. Matte black has become a fast favourite and it’s not hard to see why. It’s easy to clean and easy to match to almost any bathroom style or colour palette.

Our No-Brainer Tile Combination?

Try matte black with the Norr 2.0 Melk from National Tiles. The fragmented pebbles in nature’s terrazzo are grounded by the strong and eye-catching matte black.

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Matte Brass

The show-stopper of tapware. For a little investment you’re able to make a big statement. Matte brass radiates an air of elegance that flows throughout any bathroom space. Perfect for adding warmth to cool tones or rustic character when paired with warmer tones.

Our No-Brainer Tile Combination?

If you want to be whisked away to the Italian countryside, try matte brass with the Estelle Humo from National Tiles. A tile emulating the texture and contrast of terrazzo paired with the artisan feel of brass. It truly is a match made in heaven.

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