Sanitaryware Guide for Bathroom

Choosing the best options for sanitary ware may affect your everyday life standard and comfort of bathrooms use. Many brands, variety of materials, a lot of styles. The more wisely you choose the better effect you get.

Basins


Free- Standing Basins
Very classic and popular. The pedestal basin is a common sight in many traditional bathrooms and its elegant look is still a hit with many new bathrooms too. The pedestal is great for hiding unsightly pipes and plumbing, as well as making more of a feature of your basin. A downside of the traditional pedestal basin is that they don’t incorporate storage like other designs do. If you have small bathroom you should probably think about something else.
Advantage: Make a feature of your basin, also plumbing is hidden
Disadvantage: They’re more suited to larger bathrooms as they can take up valuable space without adding any storage.



Wall- Mounted Basins
Minimalistic and perfect for small bathrooms. The wall-mounted basin gives you the illusion of space. By allowing your eyes to see the floor you feel like you have more space in your bathroom. These are a popular option in modern and small bathrooms. Feel free to add a big mirror behind!
Wall-hung basin may require extra work on your plumbing. Those pipes won’t be hidden by a pedestal so you will need to factor in extra time on your install.
Advantage: Give your bathroom the illusion of space by allowing more of the floor to be seen.
Disadvantage: Slightly more costly due to extra plumbing work and re-working of existing pipes.



Counter Top Basins
This may be elegant and stylish option, as well minimalistic and modern. No matter what style you choose, you make your basin a focal point. No more shelves or items balanced on the small area next to your taps – surround your sink with all your must-have toiletries and luxuries.
With a counter top basin you can hide your plumbing under the counter too as you have the added bonus of storage below your sink. You will need a larger bathroom to accommodate a counter top basin in most cases but that’s not to say that you couldn’t have a small, space-saving version too.
Advantage: You’ll have more space around your basin to display and use your toiletries, making getting ready a much easier and more pleasurable task.
Disadvantage: They can take up more space and will be a more expensive option over the traditional pedestal.



Inset Basins
Very good solution for minimalistic bathrooms. Basin combined with beautiful top may be very gentle and elegant touch in interior.
Advantage: Good storage and surface space
Disadvantage: May be visually ineffective with a limited bathroom space


Taps



Pillar tap
The traditional pillar style tap is available in both classic and contemporary designs. Made for baths and basins with two tap holes, a pair of separate pillars comprises of one hot and one cold tap. Featuring a traditional cross head or a more modern lever handle, pillar taps tend to be affordable and easy to install.



Mixer tap
Mixer taps boasts two handles on either side of a single spout. Mixing hot and cold water in the body of the tap, water flow and temperature are controlled by the separate handles. When considering a mixer tap, it’s important to check your water pressure, as some mixers may require relatively high pressure to perform properly.



Mono tap
Controlled by a single lever, mono taps mix hot and cold water through a single spout. Offering ease of control and a minimalist, clean design, mono taps go really well with any modern bathroom design. If you do opt for a mono tap, it’s important to remember that they require almost equal pressure in your hot and cold water supplies to work effectively. If you do have unequal water pressure, then a dual flow mono mixer will provide a great alternative.



Bath filler options
Deck-mounted bath fillers or bath shower mixers (with a hose and handset) are the norm for most people choosing a new bathroom. However, for people aiming for a fuss-free look or a bathroom that is easy to keep clean, there is another way - the overflow bath filler.
One of the best ways to use an overflow bath filler is to combine it with a second outlet – either a shower kit on the wall, or a pull-out handset on the bath deck (or even both if you wish). You can then divert between the bath filling function, and the showering function from the very same valve.


If you wish to have a bath overflow filler and a shower kit over the bath you should select a thermostatic 2-outlet valve. This would give you a thermostatically-controlled shower, so if someone else turns a tap on or flushes a toilet the water won’t suddenly freeze or scald – much safer if you have young children.


Regarding to thermostatic valves it's good to think if we need twin or triple valve. It depends on whether we need to have head-shower, hand-shower and bath filler altogether or just a one or two elements.
Valves can be combined in various ways.




Bathtubs

First and the most important factor that decides what kind of bathrooms we choose is obviously the size of the bathroom. We will not be able to have big freestanding bathtub in small space. On the contrary small corner bathtub in a spacial bathroom may look ridiculous. While deciding what kind bathroom should we have its necessary to choose the perfect material that it is made of. Ceramic, acrylic, stone, corian?

Corner bathtub
Good solution for limited spaces, although bathtub would not be a feature.


Tiled bathtub
Popular solution, good for small or minimalistic bathrooms,


Freestanding bathtub
Depending how much space do you have, your bathtub may be a outstanding feature or nice eye- catcher.



WC

A wall hung toilet is one that is attached to the wall of your bathroom.
Wall mounted, or wall hung toilets, have the cistern hidden away inside a wall or furniture unit, with a chrome flush plate that provides access to the cistern.
The toilet is supported by a strong wall frame that houses the concealed cistern and supports the toilet. A wall-mounted toilet can usually be fitted to any wall, even a stud wall provided it is reinforced and supported correctly.



The mounting frames can typically support around 200kg in weight when properly installed, so you don’t need to worry about it falling off the wall when you sit down.Wall-hung units are known for their relatively attractive appearance compared to floor-mounted toilets. Because the tank is concealed in the wall, they also offer substantial space savings. Perhaps the most obvious advantage of the wall-hung pan is the down to the fact it hovers several inches off the floor. This allows you to easily clean around and underneath it. Unlike with a more conventional toilet style, there are no nooks and crannies for dust and dirt to get trapped in, no sealant holding it to the floor to discolour over time, and pretty much no hard-to-reach areas.




Choosing the right frame and cistern
WC Frames are available in different sizes or heights. Usually producers provide suitable solutions for nearly any situation - higher, shorter, as well as slimmer or corner.Access to the cistern - should you need to adjust or repair it - is either through an access panel if it is fitted within bathroom furniture, or via a flush plate if it is fitted in a wall. Either way, maintenance is usually no more difficult than with a standard toilet.