The wall-mounted tap with concealed mixer: for enthusiasts of sleek bathroom design, this is the ne plus ultra. For plumbers, however, it is anything but a walk in the park. That is unless this noble element is mounted on a Geberit Monolith sanitary module.
Today’s interior designers and style-conscious customers are looking for sleek, minimalist design. Wall-mounted taps with a concealed mixer and single-lever operation are fully in keeping with this trend. In addition to the purely visual advantages, they also have practical benefits in comparison to deck-mounted taps – the washbasin has a larger surface and is easier to clean.
A considerable challenge
For plumbers, however, they are a completely different matter. Both the wall outlet and the control are screwed directly onto the concealed mixer. Its positioning and completely horizontal installation is therefore an essential prerequisite for a perfect installation of the entire tap. However, this is a tricky and time-consuming job, especially in solid constructions, as its success not only relies on the skill of the plumber, but also on the care of the bricklayer and the tiler.
In drywall constructions, the installation of such a wall-mounted tap also requires considerable time and experience. Several tradesmen are also required for this job. If the panelling fitted by the plasterer is too thick, or if the tiler applies too much tile adhesive, the threads of the concealed mixer sometimes no longer protrude far enough out of the wall to ensure correct connection of the wall outlet. This means that extensions have to be ordered, resulting in extra costs and wasted time.
Installed in one step
It’s a completely different story with the Geberit Monolith sanitary module for washbasins: installing such a module including the wall-mounted tap and washbasin only means a few hours work for the plumber. With the pre-drilled mounting holes, it can be ensured from the outset that everything will fit correctly at the end. And customers are also happy, as they have a harmonious solution for their bathrooms, as the Monolith sanitary modules speak the same design language as the wall-mounted taps: elegant, high-quality and minimised to the essential.
Benefits at a glance
Wall mounted taps for washbasins combined with the Geberit Monolith sanitary module