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Pedestal Basins Buying Guide

Introduction to pedestal basins

When it comes to selecting your new basin, by far one of the most commonly found examples is the pedestal basin, also known as pedestal mounted basins, which incorporates both a basin and pedestal together. Pedestal basins are designed to hide away the water pipes at the back of the sink itself, creating a tidy area which looks great and makes them hugely popular! They're also very versatile; fitting into small and large bathrooms and fit almost any budget ranging from inexpensive to luxury buys. 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.

So what kinds of pedestal basin are available?

There are various types of pedestal mounted basin out there, each with their own benefits, as we explain below:

Full pedestal: These pedestal 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 which is mounted to the wall, with no parts touching the floor. This gives off a designer look and is also ideal for saving space in smaller bathrooms.

Modern: Contemporary pedestal basins generally have smooth, simplistic curves which are designed to complement the designs of modern toilets and bathtubs for a coordinated look, although square shaped pedestal basins have become popular in recent times.

Traditional: For a more ornate design, which is directly influenced by the styling traits of bygone times, consider a traditional pedestal basin. Ideal for those with more classically inspired bathrooms.

Is a full pedestal basin easy to fit/install?

Pedestal washbasins are relatively simple 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.

What are tap holes?

Most basins will 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 prefer the classic plug and chain style wastes for a more authentic period-correct look and feel.

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