Sanitaryware Basins

A large range of bathroom basins & sinks, Nationwide Bathrooms stock all styles & sizes of bathroom basins, washbasins & sinks to suit all budgets, most bathroom washbasins are available with a semi pedestal or full pedestal and all come with various tap hole options

Basins or sinks as they are more commonly known, are used in the bathrooms to wash and clean teeth.
Basins date back to the early 1900s with its pillar and column design, they were originally made from enamelled cast iron (similar to baths) but from 1915, manufacturers started making them from vitreous china and today, they are still made in a similar way. Modern technology has introduced more materials such as stone, glass, marble, resin, cultured marble basins from Dansani, mineral marble basins from HiB and slate basins from Cifial to name a few.
A vast range of shapes and sizes are available with the majority of styles explained below.

Types of basin:

Semi Recessed - These types of basins are generally used in vanity units as the top surface with cabinet or drawers underneath. Vanity units come in a variety of styles and colours with the basin’s matching the styling whether it be square or a more rounded design.

Under Counter - This type of basin are used with worktops and are usually placed in a pre cut hole especially designed for the particular basin fitting in the space. Examples of these basins are such as the Roca Foro under counter basin, the Laufen Pro B basin

Standard basin & ped - These are the styles quite often seen in most bathrooms.
They come in a variety of tap holes either 1 taphole, 2 tap holes or 3 tap holes. They can even come without any tap holes for wall mounted taps. They generally come in a few sizes within a particular range such as 500mm, 550,, and 600mm for example.
These particular styles of basins come pre-shaped in the under part of the basin to attach to a pedestal which can come as either a full pedestal, a semi or half sized pedestal meaning the basin is more wall hung giving the impression of more space as the

Counter top/bowl or vessel basin’s. - This style is also used with a counter top or work surface but the difference being that rather than a hole cut out of the surface for the basin to be placed in, the basin sits on top of the work surface usually with a wall mounted (link to ones on our web?) or extended mono basin mixer type tap (link to ones on our web?). These come in many shapes and sizes from stone bowls to square and tend to veer more to the modern styling with clean lines and minimalistic designs. These basins come in beautiful variety of materials such as natural stone, slate & glass.

Winged - These basins have the bowl in the center with the tap holes behind the bowl part and then have ceramic ‘wings’ to each side giving more space for personal products. The more traditional styles of winged basin’s have what’s called an upstand at the rear of the basin. The modern versions have a flat back without the upstand.

Corner basins have been designed specifically to fit in the corner of the bathroom, this is usually due to space restriction within the bathroom. These tend to be wall hung but a few have been specifially designed to work with a corner vanity unit or a pedestal.

Wall Hung basins are designed to be attached to a wall without a pedestal or vanity unit. They are attached with fischer bolts and work well where space is at a premium or you want to achieve a minimalistic look to your bathroom.

Basin with Vanity Unit have been designed to make maximum use of the space underneath the basins. With beautifully designed vanity units these basins come in a huge variety of sizes with compact cloakroom versions up to huge double sized units featuring 2 basins set into a custom designed space.

Basins are available from:

Aqua CabinetsBathroom OriginsBauhausBc DesignsBristanBrittonBurlingtonCarmelaCifialClaraClearwaterDuravitHarringtonHeritageHibHudson ReedHudsonreedIdeal StandardImperialJacuzziLaufenPhoenixRakRocaRoper RhodesSanitanSt JamesSynergyTavistockTwyfordVitra


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When you’re planning your new bathroom suite, take a moment to look through the vast amount of different styles of sanitary ware currently available. We are constantly seeking the latest products from well known and up-and-coming bathroom brands. Over recent months we have brought you many new styles of toilets, basins and bidets as well as cutting edge products appearing on the market from the likes of Roca Bathrooms in the form of the W+W. The Roca W+W combines a Basin and Toilet into a single wall mounted unit, ideal for smaller bathrooms or cloakrooms whilst providing ecological environmental benefits.

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