Optimum tap and wash basin combinations

Find the best basin tap with Hansgrohe ExcellentFit

Whether you are renovating or building a new bathroom, the wash basin and tap need to be a good fit. The Hansgrohe ExcellentFit label is here to help you find the optimum combination of tap and ceramics. And to give you more confidence in the consultation and planning phase, so that your customers enjoy an optimum experience with water at their wash place – an experience tailored to their personal requirements.

Hansgrohe ExcellentFit: for more reliability during the planning process and top-quality consultations

A wash place needs to serve a wide range of purposes, so the combination of tap and ceramics must always be right. This is particularly important when it comes to functional properties, as this prevents annoying splashing when the tap is in use. The ComfortZone test examines the compatibility of wash basin and tap combinations from AXOR and hansgrohe. The testing methods provide transparency on how well our taps work with our own wash basins as well as standard models from other manufacturers. The results of all successfully completed tests are called Hansgrohe ExcellentFit and offer the user long-lasting joy with their choice of products.

Splash-free hand washing under the Tecturis E basin tap
Washing hands without annoying splashing: a functionally coordinated combination of the hansgrohe Xelu Q wash basin and the Tecturis E tap in Matt Black.

Tested by the experts: the Hansgrohe ComfortZone tests

The results of the ComfortZone tests act as a guide for the perfect combination of tap and ceramics tailored to your customers’ individual needs. The tests focus on the following criteria:

  • The clearance between the tap and wash basin
  • The water’s splash behaviour at various pressures
  • The splash behaviour when washing hands

The taps are fitted by following the relevant installation specifications in realistic conditions. They are then examined in several test cycles. The Hansgrohe Technical Service Centre has already put countless combinations of taps and wash basins or wash bowls through their paces with these tests.

AXOR and hansgrohe specialist partners can download the in-depth test reports for free

AXOR One tap in Matt Black
Perfect synergy: Combinations of taps and ceramics are tested for their splash behaviour and usable space in the ComfortZone testing method.

What happens in the ComfortZone testing method?

Use our findings to your advantage in the planning phase: Our Technical Service Centre has been testing the compatibility of taps and ceramics since 2011. The functional tests provide in-depth information on the suitability of the chosen combination.

The emphasis is on tests here, as Hansgrohe ExcellentFit is not just the result of one single check. A total of three different tests are run on the wide range of wash basin and tap combinations. Click on the green dots to learn precisely how each of the assessments or test phases are conducted.

hansgrohe taps and wash basins: perfectly coordinated

The array of hansgrohe taps is extensive. Customers wanting to pair one of these products with our range of hansgrohe ceramics find there are countless combination options. Our Technical Service Centre has tested not just one, but many different installation types for wash basins so that you can satisfy your customers’ specific bathroom planning requirements:

Wash basin installation types:

  • Counter top wash bowl (affixed to the wall / wash bowl)
  • Built-in basin
  • Undermount basin

Tap installation types:

  • Tap on the ceramics
  • Free-standing tap
  • Wall-mounted tap

The ComfortZone test results also include reviewed combinations consisting of hansgrohe taps with ceramics from other leading manufacturers. You can find the optimum taps for each installation type in the section below.

Different wash basin installation types.
Illustration of different installation types that have been reviewed and evaluated in the ComfortZone test.

Results of the ComfortZone tests from hansgrohe

Bringing together elements that belong together: taps and ceramics from hansgrohe

AXOR ComfortZone test: for a tap that works well

Customers who choose AXOR taps to be fitted in their bathrooms appreciate aesthetics and perfection. To satisfy these requirements when choosing the right wash basin, AXOR puts various tap collections and ceramics by renowned manufacturers through their paces in ComfortZone tests. These combinations are tested for their functional properties. When the AXOR design experts select wash basins, they pay particular attention to the style, price, and design requirements. They are split into five types of ceramics for the test, for example wash bowls with a tap on top or counter top wash bowls with a free-standing tap.

The test results are free to download as a PDF.

Tap with waterfall spray and built-in wash basin.
An aesthetically and functionally perfect combination: The AXOR Massaud tap with matching ceramics. The geometry of the wash basin needs to be a perfect fit for the stunning waterfall.

Harmony at the wash basin

AXOR bathroom collections are created in collaboration with prestigious designers. Inspired by their unique style, they are visionary bathroom concepts with huge design variety. So it’s all the more important that all components in an AXOR bathroom are carefully coordinated. The AXOR ComfortZone tests reveal which wash basin styles go well with which AXOR taps. Divided into individual bathroom collections, the results provide a practical overview, and solid foundations for your consultations with customers.

Functionality test for extra comfort

Alongside the aesthetic effect, the AXOR ComfortZone tests check that the products work well together. The clearance under the tap and the splash behaviour are tested here. The combination needs to satisfy the requirement of making it feel comfortable when washing hands, which also depends on the space to move between the tap’s spout and the drain. When the water hits the basin, it must also not splash onto clothing or the surface around the wash basin. Various tests are also conducted under realistic conditions to check the splash behaviour, clearance, and practical use.  

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