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Basins FAQ

What is the smallest basin I can get to fit into small ensuite/powder room?

It depends on your actual space restrictions, the dimensions are in the product information for every basin. Our small powder room wall basins can be found under Bathroom / Basins / Wall Basins. We also have a great range of powder room vanities that can be found under Bathroom / Vanities / Compact Vanities in the Mega Menu above.

What basin types does Bathroomware House have?

There are a number of different types of basins including above counter, drop-in or inset, glass vessels, pedestal, freestanding, semi-recessed, stone, undermount and wall basins.

For more information on all the different basin types and which will best suit your requirements, have a look at "More info on basins" in our Product Advice area. Then have a browse through our extensive range under Basins in the Bathroom Mega-Menu above.

Why would I choose a vessel shaped basin?

Vessel basins sit on the vanity top (like a bowl) and generally don't have a tap hole in the actual basin. Design is critical in every element of your sumptuous new bathroom, and this extends to the basin(s) you choose. Vessel basins can be a significant feature and add real excitement to the bathroom.

A vessel basin can be a convenient choice if you are replacing an existing vanity top as they simply sit on top of the counter and usually don't require a large cut out in the bench top.

Do shallow basins cause water to splash out easily?

This often depends on the spout on the tap or mixer that is used. Some older spouts produce quite a hard stream of water, and this can cause splashing. WELS (Water Efficiency Labeling and Standards) Scheme regulations ensure all new basin mixers are labelled with output litres per minute and a star rating. A higher star rating (lower L/m) will not only save water, but, along with modern aeration (such as the superior German Neopearl system), make splash less likely.

I have an existing countertop, can I fit a new basin into it?

This depends on the cut out the vanity top has from the previous basin and the choice of replacement basin. If the new basin is larger than the old basin, it is possible that the existing countertop may be able to be re-used. As every situation differs, it is recommended that advice be sought from a qualified cabinet maker.

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