HOVSKÄR Single-lever kitchen mixer tap IKEA £80 NOW £25
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HOVSKÄR Single-lever kitchen mixer tap IKEA £80 NOW £25

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Found 7th Apr 2015
Decent quality tap and a great price I know they had around 30 of these at Ikea Manchester but unaware if the deal is national.

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can't find this product in IKEA website

Original Poster

I assume it is discontinued that's why it isn't online no longer.. they actually have one more on sale its called Tarnan (chrome -plated) £25 down from £60 .

Are these universal fitting or will it only fit onto ikea sinks ? sorry if this sounds a stupid question, just looking for a tap for my (non ikea) sink, thanks

sues

Are these universal fitting or will it only fit onto ikea sinks ? sorry … Are these universal fitting or will it only fit onto ikea sinks ? sorry if this sounds a stupid question, just looking for a tap for my (non ikea) sink, thanks


Ikea taps are generally universal. Ikea taps I have dealt with have had a life expectancy of 4 years. I have swapped over two in the last 6 months.

I always recommend Franke taps. I have two in my place both are over 15 years old and still looking good and going strong. The parts are available online from Franke, are cheaply priced, and always arrive within a few days. Shell out for a decent tap.
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Original Poster

sound more like an advert , I rather have the Swedish design with 10 year warranty !

^And the franke tap in our utility room needs its cartridges replaced - okay they're nearly 20 years old but don't get used as often as the kitchen tap. At £30 for new cartridges I've gone for an all new tap from Aldi for £29.95 - maybe I'll regret it in a few years, only one way to find out...

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fish323

I always recommend Franke taps. I have two in my place both are over 15 … I always recommend Franke taps. I have two in my place both are over 15 years old and still looking good and going strong. The parts are available online from Franke, are cheaply priced, and always arrive within a few days. Shell out for a decent tap.http://www.diy.com/departments/franke-ascona-chrome-effect-monobloc-tap/198975_BQ.prd?gclid=CMuYm4n05MQCFczJtAodmVsAcQ&ecamp=SEAPLA198975_BQ&ef_id=VR7uiwAABEK1IdkG:20150407191641:s


Unfortunately like all manufactures the quality is getting worse, older products do tend to last longer! And are easily repairable, new stuff is just disposable. I add clarification by saying frankie kitchen tap ceramic valve £75 complete, repair kit £85!

Bought 2 last week from Edmonton for £20 each. Black and chrome ones were on the Bargein corner. Discontinued item.

Beware tho, those taps slightly larger so you will have to enlarge the sink holes. Ikea sell the product to cut the hole for £10 but i DIY'ed it using sharp pliers.

Where do they come up with these names?

This_Is_My_Username

Where do they come up with these names?


Mostly Sweden I think...oO

I have one of these with the metallic finish, which was installed 10 months ago and the coating is peeling off. I am planning on taking it back for a refund under warranty.

I've got grohe taps that have lasted 20yrs. wait I'm lying! one did start leaking and needed replacing after about 15yrs... apart from that 1 the others are fine and look just fine.

We had a very similar looking ikea tap, lasted only 18 months before leaking from the body. Wouldn't have another.

dualcarriageway

I have the Stainless steel version in my kitchen, been installed for approx 8 years without issue. Good tap, good price. Hot

Bought one a couple of years ago on family card offer and it was terrible. Leaked from the body of the tap after about 6 months but they did give me my money back!!
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