Which basin should you choose for your bathroom? A basin is just a basin right? Wrong!! In fact, there is a very wide range of basins on the market – Here is a short break down of each type to help you decide which one is the right for you and your home.

Full Pedestal Basins

Pedestal basins are the most popular and are generally the cheapest too. The pedestal supports the basin while also concealing all of the pipework. Pedestal basins are available in various shapes and sizes and with a choice of tap holes, making them the smart choice for both classical and modern bathrooms. Pedestal sinks sometimes come as part of a set along with a toilet and cistern, such as the Legend or Melbourne sets. It can be tricky to clean around them, as there is a gap between the pedestal and the wall.

Wall Mounted/ Semi Pedestal Basins

Wall mounted basins are great if you are tight on space in your bathroom, because they don’t touch the ground, they give the illusion of space. They usually come with a bottle trap underneath which runs back into the wall. We recommend that you choose a white bottle trap as it is easier to keep clean. Consider your need for space when opting for a wall-mounted unit. These tidy units are ideal for cloakroom bathrooms where storage is not a necessity.

Cloakroom Basins

Cloakroom basins are a fantastic space saving solution for the smaller toilet or guest bathroom. Usually consisting of a 1 or 2 tap hole basin and a half pedestal or chrome bottle trap, the cloakroom basin is a perfect choice if you’re a bit short for space.

Corner Basins

As the name suggests, corner basins fit into the corner of your bathroom at a right angle. This makes them ideal for cloakrooms, WCs or any smaller bathrooms. These are available in various sizes and come in wall mounted, with a full pedestal or even with a vanity unit to give additional space to a small area.

Vessel Basins or Counter-Top Basins

Vessel basins usually consist of a full sink, which sits fully on top of floating shelf or supportive unit. These are a great choice if you want a sink that can hold a large quantity of water, be careful when choosing a vessel basin; ensure that the measurements are suitable for your family’s needs and that the vessel basin is not too tall, making it uncomfortable to use.

Vanity Units

Vanity units come complete with a basin and are great for storage. Vanity units are not just an option for larger bathrooms, they come in various widths; 400, 450, 500, 550, 650, 750, 850 & 950mm. They also come in various shapes, even allowing you to place one in the corner if needed. There is also a choice in basin shape to suit your preference.