bathroom sink is one area of the bathroom which can really
make an impact on the whole design. It needs to function well
but it doesn't have to be boring, and since manufacturers
will often have variations of the same sink in different shapes
and sizes, such as pedestal
, wall-hung , vanity
or cloakroom sinks,
there are many more options available to you within a particular
style. It's always worth enquiring as to what is available
so that you find the sink which suits your lifestyle and personal
taste as well as your bathroom size and budget.
When planning your bathroom, you need to
use the space wisely and keep the fixtures and fittings in
proportion to the size of the room. If you are fitting a small
bathroom, cloakroom or
en-suite, there are sinks which are designed specifically
for that purpose. Larger bathrooms can carry the more modern
oversized sinks, or maybe you want to install more than one
to speed up those busy mornings!
Flexibility and choice are very important
so sinks may be supplied with 1, 2 or 3 tapholes which allows
you to select alternative tap configurations to the conventional
pair of pillar taps. Remember though to check that the taps
you choose will fit the sink, because although the size of
the taphole will be constant from sink to sink, the amount
of space the base of the tap takes up may differ. This is
particularly important with sinks with a narrow tapledge.
Of course if you opt for a sink without tapholes, you could
install wall-mounted taps instead.
Ceramic is by far the most popular and affordable
material used in the manufacture of sinks, and is the most
hygienic and durable. Provided you look after it properly,
remove limescale buildup and take care to avoid any accidental
damage it will still look as good as new after 10 years use.
Stylish alternatives such as glass or steel
will need more work to keep them looking good. Toughened glass
is a strong as ceramic and no longer carries the high price
ticket it used to, but needs to be wiped clean after every
use to remove watermarks. Steel has an industrial chic quality
to it and is impossible to chip, but it can be easily scratched,
so take care when cleaning the surface. Stone and marble may
look fantastic and make your bathroom the envy of all your
friends, but it is extremely heavy and will definitely blow
Wood has begun to be used to produce very individual sinks in
an organic twist to the 'neutral and natural' theme to bathroom
design, with the advantage that it will not break if you drop
something into it. The colour will change though and generally
darken with age, although strong sunlight will bleach the wood,
so if you prefer a consistent look then it probably won't be
your first choice.
Bathroom Sink types
Cloakroom basins will typically measure between 40 and
50cm wide and project 30-35cm into the room. Click cloakroom & en-suite sinks for more information.
Vanity sinks offer the best of everything - a generous
bowl area which is well supported by a practical storage
area below. Click vanity
sinks for more information.
Pedestal sinks are probably the most frequently
found type of sink in bathrooms across the UK. Click
for more information.
Unlike the more conventional pedestal
sink, they do not touch the floor which frees up floor
space and makes the bathroom feel larger. Click alternative
sinks for more information.
If you cannot find what you are looking
for or need further assistance in selecting bathroom sinks,
please contact us.
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suppliers for a list of your nearest local suppliers of
quality bathrooms and bathroom accessories throughout the
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