Phoenix Taps – 5 important reasons to use them in a reno

Oct 3, 2022 | Taps

“We spend a lot of time living in the future at Phoenix, designing innovative products for the houses yet to exist, or renovations and make-overs that are mere pipe-dreams.”

Phoenix Design Team – Phoenix Website

Why use Phoenix Taps for your Kitchen and Bathrooms

Kitchen and bathroom taps are an integral part of your daily life. They are not just for washing your dishes or taking a shower – they also have to be functional, attractive and durable. You need a high-quality product that will last you many years to come. State of the art technology and smart thinking design have put Phoenix among the leaders in the tapware industry.

Phoenix is a 100% Australian company that caters to all your needs. They have a wide range of kitchen and bathroom taps, available at different prices points, and designed to suit any budget or requirement. All tapware is suitable for residential projects and any commercial space.

1.One of the Best Tapware Brands Australia

Are Phoenix Taps high quality?

Phoenix Tapware is a long standing leading Australian tapware manufacturer since 1989 and proven to be a market leader over the test of time. As one of the best tapware brands in Australia you are guaranteed a high quality product. This is further emphasised by the long Phoenix Tapware Warranty on all products that includes 15-year ceramic cartridge and 7 year tapware warranty periods. Products will suit any bathroom setup and provide kitchen and laundry solutions with stylish and practical sink mixers and washing machine taps.

2.Tapware Colours and Finishes

What Colours are available in the Phoenix collections?

Until quite recently, most tapware came in only two finishes: chrome or gold. These classic finishes are still popular, but people and designers now have a variety of finishes and styles to choose from.  Colour is not the only consideration nowadays – surface textures add even more appeal and you can choose from brushed and smooth, shiny and matte finishes.

Using the latest technologies and durability standards, Phoenix combine the best methods for tapware finishes to enhance interior design. Each finish is expertly crafted to ensure long-term durability. No matter what you need, you’ll find the perfect fitting, fixture, or finish, backed by a comprehensive warranty.

Chrome Taps

Chrome is one of the classic finishes because of its versatility and flexibility. Chrome will not only go well with a wide variety of bathroom and kitchen colour schemes but will also complement various textures, such as wood shelving, stone benches, ceramic basins and more.

Brushed Nickel Taps

Brushed Nickel adds a toned-down, pared-back look for a contemporary finish. The soft satin brushed lines surface give this tap a warm, soft metallic appearance, which complements granite, marble, as well as stainless steel sinks.

Gun Metal

Gun metal finishes create a cool aesthetic. Modern spaces benefit from its softer matte finish. Works well with white and grey, but can also be warmed up with neutral colours, timber or brick to achieve that contemporary look.

Matte Black

A highly popular finish because of its bold daring effect. Stylish and confident, matte black is a finish that makes a statement. Despite its monochromatic nature, it thrives in bright and colourful surroundings too. Try using wood to tone down the styling with a lot of white.

Brushed Gold

This contemporary finish is perfectly on-trend. Styled for contemporary spaces, the warm tone offers a soft metallic finish and a subtle tone that is a unique take on traditional gold finishes.

Chrome / Matte Black

A unique split finish that pairs two classic tones to create an unforgettably dramatic look within the bathroom space. The dual tones double the flexibility, while adding masses of style.

3.Tapware Collections

What are the popular Phoenix Tapware Collections?

There is a vast line of Phoenix Taps. This means that you can buy a whole collection of tapware and accessories for all types of use with the same styling. Matching Kitchen Tapware, Laundry taps, Bathroom taps, Showers and Bathroom Accessories means you can create a uniform style across your home. Popular Phoenix collections are:


With its elegant lines and blended contemporary design, Vivid remains one of our most popular collections. As well as its premium functionality, Vivid offers a beautifully sophisticated aesthetic featuring round shapes including gooseneck outlets, and a mix of finishes including chrome, brushed nickel, gun metal, matte black and brushed gold. Today, Vivid has matching accessories making it effortless to create a cohesive look and feel, as well as value for money to enhance any contemporary home.

Vivid Slimline

Probably the most popular collection of all Phoenix taps at the moment. Great value Kitchen Sink Mixers, Basin Mixer, Wall Mixers, Bath Mixers, Floor Mounted Bath Mixers, Tap Sets Showers, Shower Heads, Towel Rails and Ladders, Robe Hooks, Toilet Roll Holders, Shower shelves, soap dishes and more.

Building on the success of the popular Vivid collection, Vivid Slimline adds a refined, slender profile aand a more sophisticated aesthetic. The collection features slimline lever handles and stylish practical mixers, crafted to suit any modern interior, and was so popular we extended it with a full suite of matching accessories. Whether you’re building brand new or renovating, Vivid Slimline is also the perfect collection to complement any product from our Vivid range.


Axia is loved for its modern aesthetic, particularly its ultra-thin outlets and leverless handle design, all designed in Australia. For the innovation and cutting-edge design the collection won awards at the prestigious Red Dot, Good Design Awards and iF Design Awards.

Other collections include Radii, Ivy, Gloss, Teva, Pina, Lexi, Arlo, NX Quill, Nostalgia and Rhapsody.

4.Types of Tapware

Does the Phoenix Tapware range have many styles

Phoenix manufactures tapware products for all types of uses. Whether you’re looking to completely redesign your bathroom or simply refreshing it, investing in new tapware is a great way to instantly transform a space. Understanding what shapes, finishes and designs suite your space, however, can be tricky – here are the important things to consider when purchasing your next tap.

Sink Mixers 

Single hole units with single or multiple levers to control flow and temperature. The Phoenix line is predominately single lever so users can fully control the tapware with one hand. There are a variety of styles like Gooseneck and squareline spouts with extra room to easily wash pans and tall objects. Pull out features on some models enable the spout to be fully versatile in its movement to spray water in any direction. Phoenix Sink mixer come in the full range of colours.

Basin Mixers

The combining of hot and cold water through a single mixing lever allows you to create the perfect temperature. Having a simple one-handed operation, basin mixers are easy to use and are a popular choice. Most commonly, mixer taps are installed at the back of the basin bowl in the centre position but can be offset to the left or right depending on the hole position of the vanity unit.

Vessel Mixers

Bathroom vessel mixers, also known as extended basin mixers, high-rise mixers, or tall mixers, allow creative tap placement. Normally, a tap would be placed at the back of the basin, but with a vessel mixer you can place it on the side. Vessel mixers, with their greater height, are the solution for above counter basins.

Wall Mixers

The sleek design of wall mixers also makes a statement in the bathroom. Additionally, they free up counter space, which is perfect if your bathroom is small. The choice is yours between an outlet and wall mixer that have separate backplates or a seamless wall mixer with one large backplate.

Tapware Sets

A tapware set includes a spout and hot and cold taps that can be installed within your vanity or wall. Traditional two tap handles offer greater control over the flow and temperature of water. With tapware sets, the outlet is located between the hot and cold taps. Increasingly popular are hostess sets that feature both the taps together on the one side of the outlet. Hob sets are another great alternative. Basin sets and bath sets are available.


Phoenix Tapware products include ceiling showers, twin showers, hand or rail showers, shower arms and stylish shower roses. The stylish large range of shower mixers and diverter mixers provide an extensive shower options. You can read our blog on the types shower heads as a guide

5.Water efficiency

Are Phoenix Taps water efficient?

All basin taps and outlets are labelled with a WELS star rating, which stands for Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards. This rating tells you how water-efficient a tap is with a scale from one to six stars – the more stars the more water-efficient the product.

Every Phoenix basin outlet, basin mixer, wall basin mixer set, vessel mixer, kitchen sink mixer and shower have been awarded a WELS rating, tested for hydraulic strength, water tightness, torque of joints and components endurance and many of our products hold a 6 Star WELS rating. Choosing products registered and labelled with a water efficiency sticker means you will save more water and reduce your energy bills.

Modern aerators fitted to tapware spouts contribute the the WELS rating by restricting water flow rates. The come in a variety of restriction levels and create a directional powerful spray that cleans effectively and produces a powerful spray.


Phoenix Taps represent great value. The high quality build and finish coupled with the long warranty provides you with a quality product and the peace of mind that a Phoenix product will last. The extensive collection of taps and matching bathroom accessories means you can create a stylish and harmonious look and feel and a sense of modern luxury to your entire home.

MYTAP adds additional value with a better price and free shipping across Australia. If you need a modern kitchen sink mixer and a beautiful designer wall mixer from say the Vivid Slimline Collection you can easily add a twin shower and accessories for a totally coordinated look.

The Phoenix Bathroom accessories also includes towel rails, towel ladders, hand towel holders, soap dishes and shelves, and robe hooks to choose from.

We provide helpful advise with no obligation about any of the Phoenix Taps. Simply contact us with your questions and the team will advise you ASAP. Take a look at case studies of Phoenix projects for inspirations and a guide to making the right stylish choice.