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From pedestal sinks with a retro feel to more contemporary designs, there are plenty of options to choose from. Choose the type, size and material that best suits your needs.

Classic-style wash basins include wall-mounted, built-in and pedestal basins. Contemporary wash basins or bowls usually require a base unit for installation and are generally regarded as the more on-trend choice, as they come in a large variety of shapes, colours and more innovative materials. They are split into four categories: inset, countertop, integrated and one-piece pedestal.

Classic Wash Basins

Classic-style wash basins are hard-wearing, look good and work well in any bathroom. While more contemporary basins tend to require a bathroom unit to stand on, classic designs – such as pedestal sinks – only require a wall for installation.

While your decision will ultimately come down to taste, it is still important to consider the size of your wash basin. The width, depth and height of your sink must be appropriate for the layout of your bathroom.

Wall Mounted Basins

These basins are ideal for maximising space in smaller bathrooms as they can provide storage for towels and toiletries. They can be installed at the height of your choice and are more user-friendly for those with limited mobility as well as offering direct access to the drainage system.

Built-In Basins

Built-in models have the greatest advantage in terms of storage as their vanity unit has been designed with space efficiency in mind. If your bathroom is too small for any of these options, go for a corner sink.

Pedestal Basins

Pedestal wash basins look like wall-mounted sinks with the addition of a column that is fitted beneath to hide the waste and pipework. This style has a more vintage feel but can take up more space in the bathroom. As the column does not actually support the sink, you will need to ensure that it is properly fixed to the wall.

Contemporary Wash Basins

Contemporary wash basins or bowls usually require a base unit for installation and are generally regarded as the more on-trend choice. They are available in a wider range of styles and are easy to tailor to personal taste offering a variety of shapes (oval, round, square, rectangular etc) as well as more innovative materials such as granite, marble and stone. Contemporary wash basins also differ from classic models in terms of how their tap fittings are installed. Contemporary basins will generally feature a single or dual mixer tap on the countertop behind the basin, while classic models typically incorporate the taps into the basin itself.

Counter-Top Basins

Counter-Top basins require the use of a vanity unit or an existing countertop. Composed of a single unit, integrated basins are easy to install and lend a modern and minimalistic look to your bathroom. As they don’t require any joints to seal, counter-top models are watertight and easy to clean.

Inset / Semi-Recessed Basins

Inset or semi-recessed wash basins are integrated or part-integrated into the unit itself meaning you will have to cut into your chosen surface. More complex to install than a countertop basin, these wash basins may or may not incorporate tap fittings.

Integrated Basins

Featuring a counter and basin crafted from the same material, integrated sinks can either be wall-mounted or fitted onto a surface. As the basin and countertop form a single unit, there is a minimal risk of water leakage.

One-Piece Pedestal Basins

One-piece pedestal basins offer an unusual twist on the classic pedestal. Decidedly modern in style, their large size makes them ideal for bathrooms with room to spare. Made up of a single unit, one-piece pedestals are stylish and come in various shapes and colours.