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Basin Buying Guide

Buying the right basin for your bathroom is essential for both practical and design reasons. It needs to be the right size and shape to match your needs and is important for setting the tone of your bathroom.

Our talented team of bathroom experts can take the stress out of creating your dream bathroom and will help you choose the right one for you. However, here are a few things you might want to consider before coming in for your design appointment.

Basin size

Its important for the basin you choose to appropriately fit the size and shape of your bathroom. For example, if you have a spacious family bathroom, you could choose a big basin with a pedestal, or even perhaps two countertop basins. However if you’re buying for a small cloakroom there are plenty of stylish small ones to choose from, including small corner basins with matching units for extra storage. You can have a look at our gallery to get an idea of what type of basin catches your eye. If you have a design appointment booked with us make sure to bring the dimensions of the room with you.

Type of basin

As mentioned above, there are many different types of basins and when you first start looking at your options it can seem a little overwhelming. Here are a few types you’ll come across and what they mean:

Washbasins

The most popular type of basin is a washbasin. These attach to the wall and has the fittings hidden, mostly commonly, with a pedestal. They come in a range of shapes and sizes for all rooms sizes.

Washbowls

These basins are made to sit completely on top of bathroom furniture and come without tap holes, so taps are usually mounted on to the wall. This style is great for producing stylish and modern looking bathrooms.

Console basin

As with washbowls, this basin is designed to sit on top of bathroom furniture, but usually part of the basin is set inside the furniture. They available with a number of taphole options, making them very versatile. This style gives a sleek look to your bathroom. 

Tap holes

You’ll need to consider what type of taps you want to ensure your basin is compatible with the number of tap holes needed. Most basins will have pre-drilled tap holes. This is of course something our team of experts can help you decide on.

Materials

The most common material for a basin is ceramic. This is because it not only looks great but is very practical and will withstand heavy use, such as in a family bathroom. There are a range of other materials, such as glass, stone and composite you can consider. Contact our team today to find out more.

Extras to consider

There are different options available for finishing touches with your basin, and we’ve listed some below for you to think about.

Pedestal

It is a common misconception is that it holds the weight of the basin that the pedestal supports the basins. A pedestal is actually for aesthetic purposes, hiding the pipework of a basin.

Basin waste

All basins require this and you can speak to one of our advisors to help with this matter. 

Bottle trap

This provides a seal between the basins and the external drains or outside atmosphere, reducing any bad smells etc that might occur.

To find out more about the services we offer visit our services page today. Contact our team to arrange an appointment to get started on your dream bathroom.

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