The basin is a vital element in every bathroom, which is why it’s so important to choose the right one, in terms of both style and functionality.

Whether you’re replacing your old basin, or kitting out a full new bathroom, this guide will help you choose the right option for you.

Pedestal Basins

Pedestal basins are a staple of modern bathrooms. This classic style features a full-sized pedestal, which the basin rests upon. The pedestal conceals pipework and plumbing, while also partially supporting the basin on top. The basin is also secured to the wall behind.

Our pedestal basins are made with durable ceramic, which won’t swell or distort with steam or condensation. This hard-wearing material will stand the test of time.

Available in both modern and traditional designs, the simple and timeless look of a pedestal basin won’t date, and will work with a variety of décor styles. A modern design, like our Forth Basin and Pedestal will match well with any bathroom design. A traditional option, like our Windsor Basin, is ideal for a vintage-inspired look.   

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 Forth 520mm Basin and Pedestal

Wall Mounted Basins

Wall mounted basins are a highly popular modern option. This attractive style is mounted on the wall to give a floating effect. Unlike with pedestal basins, wall mounted basins need to be fully supported by the wall behind.

The design gives the illusion of more space, making these basins a stellar option for small bathrooms. Highly versatile, wall mounted basins can be installed and positioned at the ideal height to suit you; a great option for family bathrooms.

An in-between option is a half pedestal basin, like the Sirus Semi Pedestal Basin. These basins feature the classic appearance of a standard pedestal basin, with the handy space-efficient element of a wall mounted basin.

Wall hung half pedestal basin in bathroomGalata 550mm Basin & Half Height Pedestal

Vanity Basin Units

A decidedly popular option in modern bathrooms, vanity basin units feature a vanity storage unit, with a fitted basin on top. This stylish and functional alternative to a standard pedestal basin offers practical storage space to keep your bathroom essentials tidied away.

Vanity basin units are available in numerous different sizes to suit different space requirements. They can work well in any size of bathroom, spacious or small.

These stylish units also come in a variety of designs, so you can choose the right option for your bathroom look. A modern vanity unit, like our Napoli Wall Mounted Unit and Basin, will suit any bathroom style. Combine your unit with coordinating items, like a WC Unit, from our matching furniture ranges for a complete fitted look.

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Counter Top Basins

Counter top basins are designed to sit on top of a vanity unit, giving a chic and modern feel. Counter top basins can be combined with most vanity units, including floor standing and wall hung options. This combination will add a unique, fashion-forward look to your bathroom, while also incorporating valuable storage space. With all pipework fully concealed, counter top basins provide a clean and simple appearance.

While some counter top basins will feature a tap hole to accommodate a tap, like our Azores Basin, most will require the use of a high rise basin tap. This is mounted onto your vanity unit, with the water flowing into your basin from above, to create an elegant and striking look.

Counter top basins are available in an assortment of shapes and designs. Circular basins, like our Mira Basin, provide a clean and simple appearance, while a rectangular option, like the Silves Basin, adds a contemporary edge. You can even experiment with colour and opt for our Black Gloss Bowl Basin to create a stunning, designer appearance. 

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