Basins Archive

Ideal Standard Concept Sphere 43cm Vessel Basin

There are a number of things to consider before buying a bathroom sink. Are you looking for something functional, a really modern look or a more classic and stylish approach, there are dozens of shapes and sizes to choose from, so you should find what you are looking for. It’s all a matter of taste, since any sink essentially provides the same service; but choosing the most appropriate for your bathroom requires a bit of thought before you start.

So before you set your heart on a particular design, think about the size of the room, who uses it, how often, is it just to wash your hands or is it for all the family to use? Do you want to disguise all the plumbing, incorporate some handy storage space or are you looking for something a bit different? If you are then why not look through the range of countertop sinks at our web pages. For example the Ideal Standard Concept Basin offers a complete solution along with value without compromise, whether you’re planning a busy family space, an elegant shower room or a compact cloakroom.

Clearwater Collection BATEAU freestanding roll top bath

Very reminiscent of a classical French bath so often depicted in the world of the cinema, the Clearwater Bateau freestanding bath can be yours to transform your bathroom into a luxurious bathing area. The Bateau is a tradition bath which accurately follows the design of an original French “Boat Bath” from one of the UK’s leading freestanding bath manufacturer, offering something a little more elegant with the luxurious continental lines and choice of traditional style feet, which can be ordered separately.

The bath has been designed for floor or wall mounted taps only, without tap hole and has a generous capacity of 180 Litres giving you the luxury of a long soak in real comfort. With sumptuous curves, as you soak in the bath you will feel just like a movie star. The Bateau is a twin skin acrylic bath made with Lucite high quality acrylic which is reinforced with cast mix and fibreglass to give a strong and durable bath.

Arezzo Basin, WC & Shower

There is an increasing trend toward bathroom suites that have a shower instead of the traditional bath. The Arezzo basin with WC and shower is an ideal entry level bathroom suite, which is exclusive to UK Bathrooms. The popular Arezzo range offers clean good looks at a great price. With quality components from leading supplier and manufacturer Vitra, everything you need for a complete bathroom installation is here, in one easy to order package.

The package comprises the Vitra Milton contemporary wall mounted wash basin, the matching Vitra Milton close coupled WC and standard seat, completed by the stunning Sommer Quadrant Double Door Shower Enclosure. The installation is ideal for smaller bathrooms or where space could be limited. Choose Arezzo for an economical yet elegant bathroom. Finish the look with our great range of Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles for a bathroom you’ll be proud to bathe in.

Roca The Gap Corner Basin 500mm

If you are considering turning a small room into an en-suite, a cloakroom, or you would like to make more space in a small bathroom, to perhaps include a modern shower enclosure, this can be achieved using the Roca Gap corner basin. The Gap is an exciting new collection by Carlo Urbinati for Roca. The Gap offers a wide choice of basins, WCs and bidets to appeal to each individual requirement and allowing the space to be perfectly tailored to each taste. With a total of nine different basin options including; wall-hung, cloakroom, semi-recessed and corner basins, with sizes ranging from a generous 650mm to a compact 350mm. you are sure to find just the right one. The Roca Gap has a single tap hole and overflow, with a wide collection of mixer taps available as optional extras that can be seen at the taps and mixer section. The Basin is supplied in white ceramic finish.

The all important bathroom basin

The basin is the most important part of the bathroom, importantly though, you do not want it to look like a hotel bathroom or a holiday apartment so to feature the bathroom basin, it’s nice either to set your basin into marble or place it on top of a specially adapted piece of furniture. Housing a basin in a piece of furniture also works well, as drawers and cupboards will provide added storage.

A fine example is the Roca Fuego over Countertop Basin, these new Roca basin ranges are chic and minimal; a unique look is created by the curving sides of these contemporary bathroom basins which give it a smooth and appealing feel, whilst retaining a minimalist starkness, particularly attractive when used on a contemporary countertop and sleek fittings.

Eco friendly wash basin from Cifial

Most people now understand the need to be aware of the fragility of our planet’s eco system when it appears that our precious atmosphere is being threatened by global warming due to mankind’s increasing of the CO2 levels. Cifial recognised this some while ago and they have been increasing the use of environmentally friendly materials in their products.

A fine example of this is the, which is described quite rightly as a stunning natural mica countertop washbasin. Following their preview at the 100% Design exhibition in London, Cifial are introducing natural basins made from re-cycled materials. For example coconut husks and broken ceramic are re-cycled and encased in resin; giving the basins a tactile 3D feeling, this Mica basin uses crushed Mica stone to create a sparkling masterpiece. By deciding on this masterpiece of design, you will not only be helping the planet, but will add the distinction of your bathroom or en-suite.

Kudos Infinite 1200mm Bow Fronted Slider

This classy bow fronted shower enclosure takes you up to the next level in with its sleek and minimalistic styling which will add that wow factor to you bathroom or en-suite area. In common with all the bow fronted sliders in the range the Kudos infinite 1200 features 6mm toughened safety glass and can be fitted between two walls, or they can be combined with two special 700mm side panels to give a three sided enclosure, which have to be ordered as a separate item.

Some design features include: Chrome effect wall sections, chrome-plated cast metal corner joints, unique three-dimensional adjustment system, and 1900mm height not including the tray. The door runs on roller bearings, fittings are concealed and 6mm glass is used as standard. The tray is 55mm in height, manufactured in durable acrylic in a high gloss finish. Both the enclosure and tray are backed by Kudos lifetime guarantee.

Finding the right sink or basin for your bathroom

When choosing a new sink for your cloakroom or en-suite you will be amazed at the wonderful choice you now have. There are many different types and sizes of bathroom sinks to choose from. Whether you are just looking for something functional, a really modern look or a more classic and stylish approach, there are dozens of shapes and sizes to choose from, so you should find what you are looking for.

It’s all a matter of taste, since any sink essentially provides the same thing, but choosing the most appropriate for the room of your choice requires a bit of thought before you start. So before you set your heart on a particular design, think about the size of the room, who uses it, how often, is it just to wash your hands or is it for all the family to use? Do you want to disguise all the plumbing, incorporate some handy storage space or are you looking for something a bit different? The choice is yours.