Six Thoughts On Basin Choice
Last week was ‘Bathroom Week’ on ‘The Block’ and all the contestants were out shopping for basins with the WOW factor.
Fine for the judges. . . . . but some of these design concepts don’t think about the splashing of soapy water that can mean constant cleaning is needed.
Here are some of the practical things I have learned about wash basins.
- Basins with a flat internal base, or that have a mixer that directs flow at the drain tend to cause more splashes than a bowl shaped basin.
- For basins on the vanity a straight back that can be sealed against the wall avoids having a hard to clean area behind the basin.
- A mixer set to the side, rather than centrally, allows you to lean lower over the basin minimising splashing outside the basin.
- Having a medicine cabinet in front of the basin can prevent you leaning lower over the basin, thus increasing splashing outside the basin.
- Square mixers result in water drying on the top surface of the mixer rather than running off, so they need cleaning every day.
- Splashes really show on mirrors so have at least a couple of rows of tiles between the top of the basin and the bottom of the mirror.