The washbasin: the undisputed protagonist of bathroom furnishings, has undergone some truly radical changes over the years that have made it an element of design and distinction.
There are now a whole range of different types of washbasins: recessed, semi-recessed, wall-mounted, and top-mounted, which means they are supported by washstands or table units.
How can you choose the sink that best satisfies your aesthetic as well as practical needs?
Why choose a washstand basin?
A washbasin for mounting on a washstand can be fixed to and supported by a surface (made of any strong material), which has a hole to accommodate the drainage pipe. This means that it can be combined with virtually any type of surface or table top and this adaptability is its strong point,.
This kind of washbasin is inevitably one of the main features of the bathroom, instead of being just another bathroom fitting that goes unnoticed, as is usually the case with recessed or wall-mounted wash basins. It can be an outstanding and striking item that plays a leading role.
If you choose a top-mounted washbasin this generally denotes a strong and decisive character, and it draws attention to your artistic taste. The washbasin you choose must therefore have a particularly beautiful and attractive design, that you can use and admire for many years without getting tired of it.
Ceramic and form: the magic of design
The forms of an object are what immediately strike us, whether they be quadrangular and straight-edged, soft and rounded, surprising and innovative, graceful or classic.
The choice of your washbasin can be a genuine case of love at first sight. A special shape and design often seduces you and makes all the other basins that you see from what day on seem bland and ordinary.
If the design of the basin attracts you at a first glance you can then look more closely at the more technical and practical details, which are by no means unimportant. First of all you will have to consider the materials. The ceramic must be of the best quality, but how can you tell if this is the case? The ceramic that is used for the production of washbasins is combined with protective treatments to make it even tougher. It should be made of the purest minerals fired at 1300 degrees. The result is a valuable object that appears translucent, and that is completely waterproof and resistant to the acids and corrosive substances normally used for cleaning.
A low quality kind of ceramic is instead not so smooth to the touch and is more porous, with less shiny or glossy areas. It is less resistant to the effects of products used for cleaning as well as for personal hygiene and is much more likely to break or crack.
Which sink should you choose according to the washstand or support?
Another particularly significant detail when it comes to choosing a sink is of course the washstand or surface that will support it!
The sink must be in harmony with the style of the surface, which could be made of anything, ranging from a bathroom cabinet, a thick plank of wood, a slab of concrete, a tiled surface or more avant-garde surfaces such as metal or glass.
If you like rounded lines as well as striking and dynamic shapes you might opt for NET, a curved semi-conical washbasin. This is a genuine protagonist of the bathroom, which always draws the eye and dominates its setting.
Also suitable for mounting on small surfaces or even against the wall NET is a product of the most sophisticated and avant-garde Italian design. Made of high quality ceramic, it is not only beautiful but also very functional.
Thanks to its high sides that flare upward it can be filled to the brim with water with very little risk of overflowing or spilling. It can easily be adapted to fit various modern taps and faucets such as PIN but also more classic taps such as the taller versions of Porter, creating a subtle contrast between the shapes of the past and those of the future.