A wash basin, also called a wash bowl in American English, is an item of bathroom and kitchen equipment used to wash the hands and sometimes the face and body of people, usually after using the toilet or taking a shower or bath. A wash basin may also be used to rinse off cleaning utensils such as brushes and sponges. They are typically made from materials such as ceramic, stainless steel, plastic, wood, stone, terrazzo and marble in various combinations depending on the style of basin and purpose of use.
1. Table Top Washbasins:
These are sink units that sit on top of your bathroom counter. They’re usually accompanied by a vanity, which sits underneath for storage purposes. This type is also known as an undermount because it sits underneath another surface (usually a countertop). Table top units require fewer pipes for installation, making them easier to install than other types, but they do limit storage space beneath since there must be room for them to sit above your countertops.
A wall mounted basin is an excellent choice for bathrooms that do not have much space. Since it is built into a wall, you will save on room. The only downside to having a wall mounted sink is that it will be difficult to reach, so unless you have flexible arms, you may struggle when washing your face.
A pedestal washbasin is usually fixed into a tiled area at counter height. It’s great for bathrooms with no space, but it doesn’t offer much surface to rest your razor or toothbrush. Pedestal sink bowls also tend to be shallow. If you use one, keep toiletries out of reach so they don’t get splashed during washing up.
If you want a unique and elegant wash basin for your bathroom, a half-pedestal basin is a great choice. With a pedestal basin, only one side supports the sink bowl while it rests on an optional matching pedestal at its base. The other three sides remain exposed, giving it an interesting structure that's eye-catching. In addition to being visually appealing, these types of sinks have been gaining popularity over standard basins because they offer more counter space in small bathrooms.