According to a recent poll, 23% of kitchen fitters say the biggest problem they face is fitting products to tiled surfaces, with 19% saying damaged goods, through water damage or transport, is one of the job’s most frustrating aspects.
Matt Hicks, design expert at Bristan, said: “For installers, speed and ease of fit will always be a key priority, so it’s easy to see why they can sometimes become frustrated when fitting products. Luckily, when it comes to kitchen tap fixtures, there are solutions available to help make installation as easy as possible.
“Our Easyfit range of kitchen taps, for example, offers maximum style and minimum effort to help speed up the installation process. Unlike standard taps, Easyfit taps are designed for first and second fix installation – meaning they can be installed in two parts. The base can be fitted first – even before the kitchen suite has been installed. This allows the tiling and sealing to be completed more easily and prevents any accidental damage to the tap body during these final finishing stages, preventing any disappointment from the consumer.
“The tap body can then simply be fitted in seconds at a later stage using a hex key to secure it to the base, which not only helps to accelerate the installation process, but also allows for quick replacements, meaning upgrades or damaged taps can be cheaper to install.
“With a wealth of designs to choose from to suit a variety of consumer’s tastes, and a simple, easy-to-fit installation process, installers can rest assured that our range of kitchen taps won’t cause any frustrations.”