What do I need to know before purchasing a concrete basin?
Concrete basins are becoming more popular in showrooms, and have been talked about in bathroom idea articles, especially with the minimalistic or nature-themed bathroom renovations. There are some things that you need to consider when considering having a concrete sink or basin in your house.
Let's go through some of the things that you should know before you decide that you want to have a nice concrete basin in your bathroom
Is Concrete Waterproof?
You'll notice that the photos look really nice and have a rustic feel to them because concrete is not a perfect material it means that you'll see obvious imperfections.
Some of the imperfections that you should know about before choosing a concrete basin are the air bubbles and join lines, sometimes even the sealant has streaks.
What else do I need to consider?
When you have decided that you're going with a concrete basin as your bathroom basin, you need to consider the costs involved and finding a vanity top that suits. There are vanity units that have been built for the purpose of having an on-counter basin, which is what most concrete basins are.
If you're going for the on counter basin then in terms of tapware you need to make sure that you're choosing a hi-rise basin mixer which needs to have a spout that is able to reach above the height of the basin. The thing with on counter basins is that you need to make sure there is enough bench space in the area for things such as towel rails, soap dish or soap dispensers.