How To Buy A Wash Basin

Pratik Agarwal
Nov 9, 2019 · 5 min read

Everything You Need to Consider Before Buying a New Wash Basin for Your Bathroom in India

Wash Basin Buying Guide

The Basin is one of the most important part of your Bathroom, so it is worth taking the time to choose a basin that will complement your bathroom design and yet be comfortable to use.

At Decure.in we have an exhaustive range of Wash Basins of different styles and designs from the best Brands; and you can buy them online from the comforts of your house.

Different Type of Basins that are Available in India

Full Pedestal Basin

This is the classic Basin style that most of us know about and is the first style that comes to our mind when we think of Basins.

In a full pedestal basin, there is a pedestal below the basin that goes all the way to the bathroom floor and hides all the pipe work. The Basin is mounted on the wall, so the pedestal isn’t taking the full weight of the basin.

The full pedestal Basin can be used to conceal pipe work going into the floor of the basin. If your pipe work goes into the wall, prefer a Semi-Pedestal or a Wall Mounted Basin.

The Pros : Classic, evergreen design. Conceals the piping systems

The Cons : Usually takes up more space and blocks the bathroom floor.

A Full Pedestal Wash Basin

Semi Pedestal Basin

The Semi Pedestal Basin is wall mounted and supported by, as the name suggests, a semi pedestal. The pedestal is a perfect way to hide the pipe work and yet give an elegant chic look to your bathroom.

The full pedestal Basin can be used to conceal pipe work going into the wall of the bathroom.

The Pros : For a clean modern look that does not take away floor space below the sink.

The Cons : May be difficult to make a cupboard below the sink.

A Semi Pedestal Wash Basin

Wall Mounted Basins

As opposed to a Pedestal or Semi-pedestal basin, wall mounted basins save space while same time looking elegant. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are best placed for some serious space saving.

One of the other advantages of the wall mounted basins is that they can be fixed at any height. This is especially useful if you want to install a small basin at a lower height in your kids’ bathroom.

The Pros : Modern, contemporary option. Space saver, adjustable height.

The Cons : Plumbing pipes may be exposed

A Wall Mounted Wash Basin

Table Top/Vessel/Bowl Basins

This type of Basin is installed on Top of the bathroom counter or vanity cabinet. It appears like it is a separate bowl on top of the counter. It gives a modern and luxurious look and is the in-trend style as far as wash basins are concerned.

Table Top Basins come in a wide range of shapes and sizes to suit your bathroom. The pipe work will be hidden below the counter or in the cabinet below.

The Pros : Trendy, modern and luxurious look. Space for a counter/vanity cabinet below the basin.

The Cons : Will need a counter for installation/may take up more space.

A Table Top Wash Basin

Semi Recessed Basin

A semi recessed Basin is partly sunk into the bathroom counter/vanity cabinet structure. This means that only the basin rim is visible and protruding out of the cabinet/counter line. The pipe work will be hidden below the counter or in the cabinet below.

The Pros : Space for a counter/vanity cabinet below the basin.

The Cons : May take up space below in the cabinet.

A Semi Recessed Wash Basin

Counter Top Basin

Similar to the Semi Recessed Basin, this type of basin is sunk into the counter or cabinet, with only a thin rim visible from above. This type of Basin is best suited to give prominence to your furniture and ensure the sink blends well with it.

A Counter Top Fully Recessed Wash Basin

Free Standing Basin

As the name suggests, these basins are not installed against any support and stand independently. These basins can be used to create a very modern and luxury look for Bathrooms and can be best used for artistic elegance.

Under/Below Counter Basin

Here the basin is installed below the bathroom counter so as to give a smooth and unhindered look to the Bathroom counter. Best paired with a Wall Mounted Basin Faucet.

A Under Counter Wash Basin

Different Shapes of Basins that are Available in India

Basins come in a variety of shapes and you can choose one that best fits your Bathroom design.

  1. Square
  2. Rectangle
  3. Circle
  4. Semi-Circular
  5. Oval
  6. Speciality
Left To Right: Circle, Corner, Speciality, Rectangle, Square, Semi-Circular

Different Basin Materials that are Available in India

Basins come in a variety of Materials and you can choose one that best fits your taste

1. Ceramic

2. Glass

3. Resin

4. Marble/Granite

5. Stone

Left To Right: Glass, Marble & Stone Wash Basins

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A Home Interior Materials Market Place. Finding products for home renovation should not be a daunting task, but a seamless experience. We want to provide those seeking materials, access to the products they want at the prices they’d love & deliver them on time to their doorstep.