What material to choose for your bathroom washbasin: Tips & overview07-08-2023 | Innovations
The choice of materials for your bathroom cabinet and sink can have a major impact on the aesthetics, durability and functionality of your bathroom. With a wide range of options available, it is essential to consider several factors before making a decision. In this article, we discuss how to choose your bathroom washbasin and cabinet and the best materials that are used.
What to pay attention to when choosing a washbasin or washbowl
When choosing a sink or washbowl, there are a number of crucial factors to consider:
- Moisture resistance: Bathrooms are exposed to high moisture levels, so it's important to make sure you choose a sink that can withstand deformation, expansion and wear.
- Durability: The sink should be durable enough to withstand daily use and resist scratches, dents and other physical impacts.
- Style and aesthetics: Consider the overall design and style of your bathroom. Choose a material that matches your desired style, whether it's modern, industrial, country or something else!
- Maintenance: Some materials require more maintenance than others. Consider how much effort you want to put into cleaning and maintaining your bathroom furniture.
- Cost: Determine your budget and look at materials that offer a balance between price and quality.
What is the best material for a bathroom washbasin?
The sink is one of the most commonly used components in a bathroom. Here are three popular materials that are used for washbasins:
Synthetic marble basins
You may wonder what synthetic marble is made of? It’s a mixture of plastic, ground natural marble and resins, resulting in a durable and aesthetically pleasing material. Synthetic or ‘artificial’ marble sinks offer a luxurious look similar to natural marble, but without the high cost and maintenance requirements. They are resistant to stains, splits and scratches, making them an excellent choice for a stylish and durable sink.
Ceramic sinks are a classic and very popular choice. They are made of clay and minerals and are baked at high temperatures in the oven, resulting in a smooth, non-porous surface. Ceramic washbasins are known for their durability, ease of maintenance and resistance to stains and discoloration. They come in different shapes, sizes and designs, making them suitable for bathrooms in any styles.
Solid Surface washbasins
Solid Surface sinks are made from natural minerals and pigments. They offer a seamless and modern look, with the ability to create unique shapes and designs. Solid Surface washbasins are non-porous, stain and bacteria resistant, and easy to clean making them the most hygienic sinks. You can also easily repair them should damage occur. You can easily get rid of any scratches and damage with our free included Solid maintenance kit, which includes sandpaper, cleaning paste, cleaning cloth and a matting pad.
What to consider when buying your bathroom cabinet and column cabinet
When choosing a bathroom cabinet and column cabinet, the same considerations apply as for sinks. Additional factors to keep in mind are:
- Strength and stability: Choose a material that can withstand the weight of your bathroom products and will not sag or warp over time.
- Storage space and organization: Consider your storage needs in your bathroom and choose a piece of furniture and possibly column cabinet that provides adequate space and organization. Think about towels, washcloths, body products, toilet paper but perhaps the kids' bath toys as well.
Common materials used for our bathroom furniture and column cabinets include:
- MDF: This material offers versatility in design and finish. Our MDF furniture offers excellent moisture resistance and provides a good seal.
- Metal: Metal furniture can give your bathroom a sleek and modern look and is also resistant to moisture. You can choose an open, metal frame (Buddy) in our Livit furniture collection, optionally combined with a Buddy Box. This gives your bathroom furniture a tough and industrial character!
In short, choosing the right materials for your bathroom furniture and sink is essential for both functionality and aesthetics. Consider factors such as moisture resistance, durability, maintenance and style to make an informed decision. Whatever material you choose, with a washbasin and cabinet from RIHO, you are sure to have a beautiful and functional bathroom that you can enjoy for years to come!