Basin [ bey-suhn ]
- a circular container with a greater width than depth, becoming smaller toward the bottom, used chiefly to hold water or other liquid, especially for washing.
- any container of similar shape, as the pan of a balance.
- the quantity held by such a container.
- a natural or artificial hollow place containing water.
- a partially enclosed, sheltered area along a shore, often partly man-made or dredged to a greater depth, where boats may be moored.
With so many basin types available the choice may feel a little daunting, however they all serve different purposes, once you have identified your requirement selecting the basin will likely come down to size and aesthetics.
Basins are generally wall mounted, pedestal mounted, fitted onto specific furniture or supported on or under a countertop.
The basin will require taps, once you have chosen your taps you can pick the appropriate tap hole configuration for your basin.
0 Tap Hole – Wall mounted or countertop mounted mixer
1 Tap Hole – Monobloc mixer
2 Tap Hole – Hot and cold pillar taps
3 Tap Hole – Hot and cold valves and spout, 3 piece mixer
All basin taps will require 15mm hot and cold feeds and a trap connected to a 32mm waste pipe.
Where hygienic glazes are an option it would be prudent to specify eliminating harmful germs, bacteria and will remain clean and attractive looking for a long time to come.