What are the benefits of brass tapware?
Brass tapware offers rust resistance and can be coated with a chrome, white chrome, gold, gun metal grey or black finish. Brass taps in Australia and New Zealand are required to be dezincification resistant brass or DR brass, a copper alloy with a zinc content of more than 37%. This helps against severe corrosion when water is very highly chlorinated or high in oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Is Aquaperla tapware made of solid brass?
Aquaperla’s solid brass tapware products stand the test of time, offering anti-rust, corrosion and tarnish resistance.
What tapware styles are available at Aquaperla?
Aquaperla has a vast selection of tapware to choose from. The range features:
WELS and water ratings – what you need to know
In 2005, the Australian Government introduced the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards, or WELS Scheme. This scheme applied a mandatory, nationwide water efficiency and minimum performance standard to all Australian household water-consuming products. Under WELS, any product that consumes water must be examined and tested by a government regulator under standardised conditions within a laboratory to dictate its efficiency. WELS utilises a scale similar to Australian Energy Ratings – a scale from one star to six stars (one being the least efficient, six being the most).
The higher number of stars, the higher the water efficiency. The star rating is a simple way to compare the water efficiency of different products at a quick glance.
What is a WaterMark™ standard tap?
WaterMark™ is a product quality certification mark owned by Standards Australia. It is provided by independent certifying authorities and managed by the Australian Building Codes Board. It is designed to ensure compliance that the product has been assessed for product quality, including health and safety, and warranted that it is fit for purpose. WaterMark™ tapware products have undergone rigorous testing and meet several quality standards and health and safety requirements.
A typical kitchen tap or bathroom mixer is made up of a number of components and many of them also need to have WaterMark™ certification for the product to be certified. The input hoses, any internal hoses and the mixer cartridge all require WaterMark™ certification.
WaterMark™ certification is mandatory in Australia
WaterMark™ certification is mandatory for products to be legally installed in accordance with State and territory plumbing regulations. Products required to be certified are listed in the Plumbing Code of Australia. When purchasing tapware always remember to look for the WaterMark™ logo to ensure the tapware is certified under the WaterMark™ Standard for Australia and New Zealand.
Does Aquaperla tapware have WELS approved star ratings and Watermark certification?
All Aquaperla tapware has a WELS rating and WaterMark™ certification. Many of our products have a WELS rating of 6 – the highest rating – with a water efficiency of 4 litres per minute. Aquaperla tapware products also come with a WELS license number and WaterMark™ logo.
Nation-wide free tapware delivery
Did you know that Aquaperla offers free and fast delivery on tapware? Find out more by contacting our team. We also offer a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty and two-year on-site labour warranty.
Aquaperla: where water meets style
Established in 2012, Aquaperla is an industry-leading supplier of high-quality and affordable bathroom, kitchen and laundry products. Browse
How to select the right tapware
Tapware has become a feature in many homes and commercial properties. So how do you select the right tapware and what are WELS and water ratings? Our kitchen and bathroom renovation experts at Aquaperla provide an overview of what to look for in your tapware.
How to select the right kitchen tap
Ensure you select an easy-to-use and flexible kitchen tap offering the right balance of cold and hot water, especially if you choose a mixer tap. At Aquaperla, you can buy the best kitchen taps that are functional, adaptable and stylish. Check out the Round Chrome Pull Out Kitchen Sink Mixer Tap. The pull-out mixer has a retractable hose which allows you to direct the spray of water. The chrome plated finish allows for those annoying fingerprints to no longer be a problem, while the solid brass interior ensures that the product will not rust for years to come. If you prefer gold, check out the Round Brushed Yellow Gold Pull Out Kitchen Mixer Tap.
How to select the right bathroom tap
Try and choose bathroom taps that will mix well with the style of the bathroom. While looks matter when renovating your bathroom, it is just as important to hold and feel the taps you are considering to be sure they feel comfortable and are easy to use. The IVANO Series Black Basin Mixer features a sleek modern design, solid brass construction and matt black finish along with a 6 star WELS rating and 10 year warranty.
How to select showerhead
A fixed showerhead attaches to the shower arm that comes out of the wall. A hand-held showerhead is connected to a long hose, and it sits in a cradle when it is not in your hand. Hand-held showerheads can be
Colourful pop-up bath wastes and basin wastes
Aquaperla offers an extensive range of stylish pop-up bath wastes and basin wastes to suit all bathroom styles and budgets. Made from solid brass, our wastes are minimalist in design and add the finishing touch to any bathroom. Try a standard plug and waste for a traditional look or opt for colourful pop-up bath and basin wastes to give your bathroom a modern aesthetic.
Colourful pop-up bath and basin wastes – the latest trend in bathroom design
Old-fashioned bathroom plugs are a thing of the past. A pop-up waste, or pop up assembly, refers to the type of pipe fitting that joins a sink, basin or bidet to a waste pipe at the plughole. They incorporate a plug or stopper which is operated with a control. Stylish and practical pop-up wastes can be seen in modern bathrooms throughout Australia. Pop-up wastes are available in many colours, adding the finishing touch to the contemporary bathroom.
What size pop-up waste do I need?
The most important measurement to know when choosing a pop-up waste is whether the basin waste is 32mm or 40mm. It is quite common for a basin waste t
Fabulous floor wastes
Aquaperla offers an extensive range of floor wastes to suit all bathroom styles and budgets. Made from solid brass, our wastes are minimalist in design and add the finishing touch to any bathroom. Try a standard plug and waste for a traditional look or opt for colourful pop-up bath and basin wastes to give your bathroom a modern aesthetic.
What is a floor waste?
You would be hard-pressed to find a kitchen sink as timeless and durable as a stainless steel sink. Aquaperla has a vast range of stainless steel sinks to choose from.
Stainless steel sinks – built to last forever
From cleaning pots to preparing food, it is important to ensure that your kitchen sink is perfect for your needs. Stainless steel kitchen and laundry sinks are popular due to their strength, durability and timeless appeal. Stainless steel sinks have the flexibility to complement any kitchen or laundry design. At Aquaperla, we have a wide selection of stainless steel sinks. Browse our products online today.
What are the benefits of stainless steel sinks?
More people buy stainless steel sinks than any other type of sink. We outline the many benefits.
Stainless steel sinks are built to last
Stainless steel sinks are popular for their longevity and performance. With proper maintenance, a quality stainless steel sink can last more than 30 years. Stainless steel sinks are made with nickel and chromium alloys which make them resistant to stains and erosion. To make sure your stainless steel sink is durable, we recommend purchasing from a high-quality supplier such as Aquaperla.
Stainless steel sinks are eco-friendly
Stainless steel is an eco-friendly material used in many industries and can be recycled once it is no longer needed or has reached the end of its life.
Stainless steel sinks are great for home or industrial uses
One of the biggest benefits of choosing a stainless steel sink is that they are a great option for any industry. For more than half a century, stainless steel sinks have been used in industrial, architectural, culinary and residential applications. They are constantly used in the food industry, medical industry and pharmaceutical industry.
Stainless steel sinks come in many styles and finishes
There are many styles of sinks to choose from at Aquaperla. Whether you want a farmhouse-style sink, under-mount or even a top mount sink, you will be able to find the options that best fit your preferences.
Cleaning stainless steel sinks is easy. They rarely get stained or have other buildup on them. To clean your stainless steel sink, simply use a sponge, dishwashing detergent and water.
What styles of stainless steel sinks are available at Aquaperla?
From economical single bowl stainless steel sinks to handmade top/undermount double bowl sinks, the choices are endless. For ultimate quality and refinement, check out the handmade one-and-a-half double bowls with drainer board measuring a whopping 1160 x 460 x 230mm. For a unique and high-end look, browse our brushed gold range. This handmade brushed gold top/undermount double bowl sink features durable brushed gold which includes PVD coating (Physical Vapour Deposition). The 304 stainless steel construction and round corners add to the modern aesthetic. For a sleek and contemporary look, consider the gun metal grey range of stainless steel sinks – available in a wide range of sizes including the gun metal grey 820 x 457 x 230mm handmade top/undermount double bowl sink and economical gun metal grey 490 x 440 x 230mm handmade top/undermount single bowl sink. Complement the look with matching tapware and accessories.
Nation-wide free tapware delivery
Did you know that Aquaperla offers free and fast delivery on selected products? Find out more by contacting our team. We also offer a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty and two-year on-site labour warranty.
Aquaperla: the home of hotel-quality tapware, shower products and accessories
Do you need more information about the latest kitchen, bathroom and laundry trends? At Aquaperla, we have everything you need to refresh your home. Established in 2012, Aquaperla is an industry-leading supplier of high-quality and affordable bathroom, kitchen and laundry products. Browse online today. You can find us in three convenient locations: Auburn in NSW, Dandenong in Victoria and Glenvale in Queensland.
Love the look of a luxe hotel bathroom? Follow our ideas and tips on how to achieve a hotel bathroom aesthetic at home.
---Tips on achieving a hotel bathroom aesthetic on a low budget
If you’ve had the pleasure of staying in a luxury hotel, no doubt you would have appreciated the time, effort and fixtures that went into designing such a chic space. Here’s our ideas and tips on how to achieve an affordable bathroom renovation that reflects a luxury hotel aesthetic with five-star style. Our selections are guaranteed to give you a glam feel when you wake up every morning.
--Is it expensive to achieve a hotel bathroom aesthetic?
If you’re a Saudi prince, it would be fair to say you’re prepared to pay millions for a gold-plated opulent bathroom. However
Advancements in PVD processing offer the best of both worlds – great colour choice and long-lasting durability.
---How PVD technology is revolutionising the bathroom and kitchen industry
Aquaperla is embracing new technologies in decorative finishes – inspired by worldwide colour trends emerging at international design shows. Physical Vapour Deposition – or PVD coating – is available in Aquaperla’s latest series of tapware, showers, accessories and heated towel rails. This allows customers to customise and combine these finishes with products in a variety of ways to suit individual needs and style preferences.
--What is PVD technology?
PVD stands for Physical Vapour Deposition. This is a coating technique used to deposit a thin film (a few microns thick) on the surface of bathroom, kitchen and laundry products such as tapware, showers, heated towel rails and accessories.
--Why is PVD regarded as the ultimate coating for bathroom, kitchen and laundry products?
PVD coating provides superior durability and resistance to abrasions, tarnishing, scratching and corrosion. PVD technology is also resistant to UV radiation and discolouration.
--What is the difference between electroplated products and PVD products?
PVD coatings are generally harder and more corrosion resistant than coatings applied by the electroplating process. Most coatings have high temperature and good impact strength, superior abrasion resistance and are so durable that protective topcoats are often not required.
--What is the difference between powdercoat finishes and PVD products?
The colour in an Aquaperla PVD finish is molecularly bonded to the tapware, becoming one with the metal itself. Powdercoat finishes are baked onto the tapware, meaning they wear quicker and are more prone to chipping, peeling and scratching.
--Do PVD coatings offer a wide colour choice?
Absolutely. PVD coatings offer a rich selection of beautiful colours and popular textured finishes such as brushed gold, polished bright, bronzed and aged. Advancements in PVD processing offer the best of both worlds – great colour choice and long-lasting durability.
--Aquaperla: the home of hotel-quality tapware, shower products and accessories
At Aquaperla, we can help you style your space in spendour. Established in 2012, Aquaperla is an industry-leading supplier of high-quality bathroom, kitchen and laundry products. With an expanding network of retailers across Australia and New Zealand, Aquaperla are able to deliver value for money bathroom, kitchen and laundry solutions.
Do you need more information about new technologies in decorative finishes? Browse online today. You can find us in three convenient locations: Auburn in NSW, Dandenong in Victoria and Glenvale in Queensland.
The luxe warm glow of gold floor drains and accessories transform the bathroom into a glamorous sanctuary.
--Gold floor drains – sophistication meets modern functionality
Gold bathroom accessories are reminiscent of the ancient era. Gold floor drains add old-world charm and modern functionality to today’s bathroom.
---Gold floor drains – smart tile inserts at an affordable price
Every bathroom needs a floor waste for excess water to drain or a grate in the shower. Gone are the days when a bathroom floor waste was a fixture in your space that looked boring and out of place. At Aquaperla, we have a wide selection of gold floor drains and matching accessories that will transform your bathroom into a gorgeous spa-like sanctuary. Browse our products online today.
---Why is gold a popular bathroom trend?
There is nothing like a little gold to add style to a bathroom. It has been a leading décor colour in the past five years and it’s easy to see why. Gold has a way of making any space feel bright and glamorous.
---What are the features of the Aquaperla gold floor drains?
Our stunning matte gold floor drains are a smart tile insert – a perfect addition to every shower and bathroom floor.
- 115mm x 115mm x 20mm with 90mm outlet
- Electroplated finish
- Solid brass construction – ensuring anti-rust for years
- Larger outlet – anti-clogging
- Easy to remove
- Easy to clean
- Easy installation
---Are the drains available in other colours?
Brushed yellow gold tapware, shower products and accessories add personality and style to your bathroom, kitchen or laundry.
--Why choose brushed yellow gold tapware, shower products and accessories?
Add glamorous and eye-catching appeal to your kitchen or laundry with brushed yellow gold. Brushed yellow gold tapware, shower products accessories don’t just look beautiful; they won’t date quickly and can be easily updated if your tastes change. Choose from brushed yellow gold, rose gold or combinations of black with accents of gold.
---Brushed yellow gold tapware for the bathroom and laundry
Keep it minimalistic with this Pentro brushed yellow gold round shower taps set, Pentro brushed yellow gold round shower mixer tap or Pentro brushed yellow gold round shower mixer with 65mm thin plate. If you require a diverter, this Pentro brushed yellow gold round wall mixer tap