Bathroom Vanity Buying Guide - 3

Today’s blog is about basins. When picking a nice bathroom vanity, what may be decisive for the future using experience is the basin. If you make a wrong choice on the basin, in the following days you will be driven crazy by the scratching fixing and cleaning work. Knowing of the materials of basins is quite necessary, here are some tips that will help.

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Types of Basins

 1. Vessel Basin

TONA BATHROOM VANITY - VESSEL BASIN

If we say the counter top is the sea, then the vessel basin should be the floating boat. For the installation, you only need to dig a hole on the counter top according to the sketch, then put the basin on and glue the bottom gap. The whole body is floating on the top, so the appearance of the basin can be diversiform. If it’s damaged, you can just take it out of the bathroom vanity and fix, quite convenient for fixing and maintaining. But the short-come is obvious, that water and dirt can’t directly be driven into the basin, which will be troublesome to clean the counter top.

  • Simple Installation
  • Convenient Maintaining
  • Counter top-Cleaning Issue

 

 2. Drop-in Basin

 TONA BATHROOM VANITY - DROP-IN BASIN

Some may prefer see less basin on the top, then drop-in basin will be fine. Simple installation only requires you to drop it in and seal it. But with the edge resting on the top, the problem of counter top cleaning is still.

 

  • Simple Installation
  • Counter top-Cleaning Issue

 

 3. Under-Mounted Basin


TONA BATHROOM VANITY - UNDER-MOUNTED BASIN

This design makes the whole basin under-mounted with no edge on the counter top. Now the cleaning work becomes easy and the bathroom vanity looks concise. But this design will occupy somewhat space of the cabinet, which will influence your storage space a little bit. As for the installation, it’s quite complicated, when it’s damaged, it will be a tough work to get it out for repairing.

  • Easy-Cleaning
  • Complex Installation
  • Storage Limit
  • Troublesome When Damaged

 

 4. Integrated Basin

TONA BATHROOM VANITY - INTEGRATED BASIN

This design is pretty popular. No edge, no oversize basin view, no cleaning issue. But if the integrated basin is broken someday, the whole countertop and basin should be changed. But don’t worry, the cabinet can be kept. Generally speaking, if the material of the basin is good enough, then the possibility of sever basin damage is quite low, which can almost be neglected.

  • Simple Installation
  • Easy Cleaning
  • Shares Life & Death with Countertop

 

 

 

Common Materials of Basins

 1. Artificial Marble

 TONA BATHROOM VANITY - ARTIFICIAL MARBLE BASIN

Artificial marble is a material with luxurious look but actually lower price. Most marbles can well resist scratching, cutting, heating … Durable and practical.

 

  • Good Looking
  • Lower Price
  • Durable

 

2. Ceramic

 TONA BATHROOM VANITY - CERAMIC BASIN

I bet everyone can’t be more familiar with ceramic. This is a common material used for bowls and plates, with high hardness and easy-cleaning surface. But normal ceramic can be easily scratched. The water mark may be annoying which will make you clean it once a week.

 

  • Simple Maintaining
  • Water Mark Issue
  • Scratching Issue

 

3. Solid Surface

TONA BATHROOM VANITY - SOLID SURFACE BASIN

Solid surface is one of the most popular materials. This material with elegant appearance has high harness which can resist scratching. Solid surface basins can keep itself dry enough to resist bacteria. The maintaining is simple, and it's yellowing proof, pretty and durable.

  • Resists Scratching
  • Resists Bacterial
  • Elegant Appearance
  • Yellowing Proof
  • Easy Maintaining

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I guess you have a basic knowledge of basins right now. That's great. When picking a nice bathroom vanity which can perfectly suit you, you should be patient and strict. Please keep following us, we will provide newest information about fine bathroom vanities. 

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