I wanted a basin that looked like quality and the Carlton Premier fits in that bracket.I also ordered the basin wall fixing kit, it was useless as mounting bolts were too thick to fit the holes in the basin can't believe they sell items that don't fit their own products!!
This is a lovely modern design, it looks really nice.Good quality and the delivery was excellent.Would recommend.
Looks great and happy with it but it's not quite level, the plumber said this is common with ceramics but it does mean water pools a bit on one side of the taps
When it comes to selecting your new basin, by far one of the most commonly found examples is the pedestal mounted basin. There are numerous reasons for this; they look great, are relatively inexpensive, and come in various types so are ideal for keeping space at a premium in smaller settings. In this guide we'll be taking a closer look at why choosing a pedestal basin is definitely something you should consider regardless of what style of bathroom you have.
There are various types of pedestal mounted basin out there, each with their own benefits, as we explain.
Full pedestal: These basins feature a long pedestal which reaches to the floor. It conceals any pipework, giving off a much neater look as a result. The pedestal is fixed to the floor while the basin part is attached at the top of the pedestal and then sealed to the wall for a secure, durable finish.
Semi pedestal: A very stylish item, semi pedestal basins feature a smaller pedestal and the whole unit is mounted to the wall, with no parts touching the floor. This gives off a designer look and is also ideal for saving space.
Modern: Contemporary basins general have smooth, simplistic curves which are designed to complement the designs of modern toilets and bathtubs for a coordinated look. Square shaped pedestal basins have become popular in recent times.
Traditional: These basins have more ornate designs, which are directly influenced by the styling traits of bygone times. Ideal for those with more classically inspired bathrooms.
These kinds of basins are relatively easy to fit, although we wouldn't recommend trying it yourself if you aren't confident in your abilities. The pedestal is attached to the floor; then the taps, waste, and trap are placed into position prior to the basin being fixed atop it and then mounted to the wall. A good set of tools and a basic knowledge of plumbing should be all you need in reality.
Your basin will normally be supplied with either one tap hole or two tap holes. This basically dictates whether you will need to buy either a conventional set of taps or a mono basin mixer (which houses both hot and cold settings in one unit).
Most modern basins will come with either a push button or pop up waste as these items look best when paired with the sleek lines of contemporary products. More traditional products can use these too, but many of our customers classic plug and chain style wastes for a more authentic period-correct look.