7 Types of Basin You Can Consider

Updated: Aug 3, 2019

Stumped by all the different types of basins out there? Fret not as this article could just be your solution! There are two broad categories that can be used to group basins and they are the basins that require a counter, also known to some as a bathroom vanity, and the stand-alone basins that do not require a counter.

1. BASINS THAT REQUIRE A COUNTER


A. Counter Top Basins

Counter top basins sit on top of the counter, making installation simple. It usually does not come with a tap hole and would pair well with a tall faucet.

B. Counter Top Glass Basins

Glass basins are similar to counter top basins, the only difference is that they are made out of glass. They also pair well with a tall faucet. If you are looking for something fun and elegant, the glass basin would be a good fit for your bathroom. The nature of glass also makes it so that it there are a variety of interesting designs available for you to choose from.

C. Built-in Basins

Built-in basins are also easy to install as they just need to be dropped into a space carved out on the counter. However, it is important to take note of the size of the basin to make sure that the hole carved on the counter fits your built-in basin. These basins usually come with a tap hole and would pair well with a normal heighted faucet.

D. Undermount Basins

Undermount basins are mounted below the counter space and does not come with a tap hole. It would be important to take note of the measurements of the undermount basin to make sure that the hole carved out from the counter space is able to perfectly fit the basin. As the counter would smoothly transition to the basin, this also makes cleaning easier where you can simply sweep things into the basin to be washed away.

E. Semi-Recessed Basins

A semi-recessed basin is like a built-in basin, but part of the basin protrudes slightly from the countertop. It also usually comes with a tap hole. It is extremely important to look out for the measurements of your basin when installing and would also be good to bring in a professional for installations given the unique structure of the semi-recessed basin.

2. STAND-ALONE BASINS


A. Wall Mounted Basins

Wall mounted basins is a great space saving option as you would not be restricted by a counter in the bathroom. As the name suggests, it is mounted to the wall and usually comes with a tap hole.

B. Pedestal Basin

The pedestal basin stands alone on its own and provides a modern and elegant look to your bathroom. It also comes with an existing tap hole. As with basins that do not require a counter, they pedestal basins also make for great space saving options. The only downside that it has little to no counter top space. But fret not, this problem can be solved by getting some bathroom accessories to go along in your bathroom.


Acquiring the perfect piece of fixture is never easy but we are here to help make that process simpler for you by providing you with all this information. Now that you have a better idea of the different types of basins out there, we hope that this will help you in making a more informed decision. If you are still undecided, always voice your concerns to our friendly staff and we would make recommendations for you!

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