BASINS

 

Wall Mounted

Creating space and the feeling of minimalism, a wall mounted basin can work well in any bathroom or cloakroom. Make a statement of the pipework by using a chrome bottle trap and chrome fixings. Not all basins are designed to be mounted only to the wall because of the high stresses put on the ceramic at the mounting points, but there are many that are designed to work in this way.


 

Full Pedestal Basin

Support your basin on a full height pedestal and the waste and pipes are easily hidden from view. Most pedestals are designed to go with specific basins, or across a range of basins, because they will affect the height of the basin and the basin needs to sit neatly onto the top of the pedestal. The full pedestal is definitely worth considering if your wall structure cannot support the basin on it’s own.


 

Semi Pedestal Basin

If you don’t want to see the waste and pipes below the basin, then the semi-pedestal is a useful add on. With the semi-pedestal not extending to the floor, then the space in the room will feel bigger, as well as making the floor easier to clean.


 

Vessel And Countertop

These types of basins sit on top of a countertop or worktop; the vessel basin tends to be more bowl-like with the tap sitting directly on the countertop or fixed to the wall behind, whereas the countertop basin will be in contact with the worktop over a larger area and the tap may will be fixed onto the basin or, like the vessel basin, can be mounted next to the basin on the countertop or on the wall behind. The countertop surface will generally be lower than a surface of a cabinet where the basin sits in or under the countertop so that the basin top sits approximately 830mm from the floor.


 

Semi-countertop Basin

These types of basins sit on top of a countertop or worktop; the vessel basin tends to be more bowl-like with the tap sitting directly on the countertop or fixed to the wall behind, whereas the countertop basin will be in contact with the worktop over a larger area and the tap may will be fixed onto the basin or, like the vessel basin, can be mounted next to the basin on the countertop or on the wall behind. The countertop surface will generally be lower than a surface of a cabinet where the basin sits in or under the countertop so that the basin top sits approximately 830mm from the floor.


 

Over and Under Counter Basins

These can also be called vanity basins because they tend to be fitted into vanity units. The over counter basin will have a lip around the basin that sits on top of the worktop. The under counter basin has the lip secured to the underside of the worktop. Most worktop materials can be used in conjunction with the over counter basin because the basin will be sealed around the lip. Only materials that are, or can be made, waterproof can be used with the under counter basin because the edge of the cut hole is usually exposed sitting above the basin.


 

Cloakroom Basin

These are usually smaller than the average basin and are designed to fit in smaller rooms, but it depends on your cloakroom size whether you need to limit the size of your hand washing facility in the loo. Beware that some of the smallest basins don’t have an overflow and a waste that is permanently open should be used to limit the possibility that the basin could overflow if the tap is left running!


 

Cabinet Mounted Basin

Cabinet mounted basins are usually designed to be used with a specific cabinet or unit. Units can be floor standing or wall mounted. Units usually offer storage space below the basin.


 

Basin with Frame Supports

Adding a frame to a basin gives immediate space to hang a hand towel, or two, whilst emphasising the style and period of the design.