Choosing the right mixer tap might seem like an insignificant detail in your bathroom, but if it’s missing, your bathroom doesn't feel complete. If you do install one, it doesn’t fit with your bathroom’s overall design , it feels very out of place.

Our team at Hera Bathware also knows this problem, which prompted us to create a guide to help you choose the right tap for you.

In this article, we’ll walk you through that decision by comparing the two most common taps that are available, and what you need to look out for and consider when choosing between them.


Mono basin mixers

Also known as monobloc taps, mono basin mixer taps are one of the most common types of taps for bathrooms in Australia. 

Their name comes from their single-tap design where it combines both hot and cold water out of one spout. You can regulate both temperature and water pressure by adjusting the lever, making it easier to fine-tune your preferred temperature.


Wall-mounted basin mixers

Along with mono basin mixers, wall mounted taps are one of the most common types in a home thanks to their visual appeal and space-saving qualities.

Rather than being fixed onto the basin itself like mono mixers, wall mounted taps are plumbed through the wall and work well with contemporary basin designs.

Since wall-mounted taps free up basin space, most prefer it due to this feature and for aesthetic appeal since these types of taps are commonly associated with luxurious hotels, spas, and high-end restaurants.

While these taps differ from model to model– often differing from style, colour, and quality – consider these three factors in to help you choose whether to get for your bathroom:



Monobloc taps:

In Australia, you can expect to pay around $60 for a mono tap. For reference, our most affordable mono basin mixer is just shy of $50.

If money isn’t a problem and you don’t mind paying a premium for more luxurious options, you can expect the price to hover around $200+ for one.  In comparison, the ECCO basin mixer is a $210 brass-type basin mixer with a luxurious chrome finish.

Wall-mounted taps

Wall-mounted taps are quite pricier than mono taps. Our cheapest model retails at $180 for comparison. In terms of installation cost, they are also a more expensive option.

Since all the controls and plumbing are concealed into the wall, you will need to hire professional plumber services to install that for you. This is a great space-saving option, but for your wallet? Not so much.



Monobloc taps: Mono taps feature a single-hole design that can make cleaning and maintenance easier since they have fewer nooks and crannies for dirt, gunk, and stains to accumulate. 

However, since they are positioned directly on top of your basin, they are more likely to be soiled by hygiene products like soap and toothpaste.

Wall-mounted taps: Installing a wall-mounted tap can bring you two benefits. First, they can make your bathroom countertop look visually cleaner and evoke an ‘uncluttered feeling’, leading to a cleaner bathroom.

Second, wall-mounted taps are easier to clean and are less likely to be soiled by hygiene products than mono taps thanks to their elevated design.



Monobloc taps: If you have a small basin or have limited countertop space, you might find that regular mono taps can be quite large for their size. Consider looking for smaller models to avoid limiting your basin space and avoid any unwanted water splashes.

Wall-mounted taps: If you live in a small house or apartment and looking to maximise your space, consider getting a wall-mounted basin mixer tap model.

This way, you have way more countertop space to store your vanity items or hygiene products than getting a mono basin mixer tap.



While both options come with their own pros and cons, choosing the right tap for you ultimately boils down to your bathroom space requirements and personal design taste.

If you’re feeling inspired and want to browse products for yourself, we invite you to reach out to us for assistance or feel free to look at the wide range of taps for bathrooms available in our collection.

As one of the leading retailers in Melbourne offering a diverse range of stylish and  high-quality bathroom tapware online, Hera Bathware is dedicated to becoming the forefront of all your bathroom or kitchen needs.

June 12, 2024 — Kane Waters