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Countertop sinks are a stylish and increasingly popular option when it comes to choosing a basin. They are ideal for modern bathrooms, but also add a traditional touch. Find out the benefits of countertop sinks compared to more traditional sinks by reading on.

What Are Countertop Sinks?

A countertop sink is quite literally that — a sink that sits on top of a counter. They are not the same as a sink that is set into the counter and lies flush or nearly flush with the countertop. Rather, the entire basin sits on top of the counter as if it has just been placed there and could be moved away at any moment.

Suitable for Various Styles of Bathroom

Countertop sinks are suitable for a range of different bathroom styles. They come in a range of different shapes and designs — square or round, and with neat straight lines or elegant curves. This means that it is easy to choose a basin that will fit with the style of the rest of the bathroom. Countertop sinks look essentially modern and come in many contemporary shapes and styles. However, they also have more than a hint of the traditional about them — to the point that many styles are also suitable for classically decorated bathrooms. The way they sit on top of a counter is reminiscent of traditional unplumbed washbasins, which were essentially large ceramic bowls and were not fixed into place.

Neat and Tidy

Another important aspect of a countertop basin is that it provides a very neat and tidy addition to a bathroom. Plumbing is simply and subtly concealed inside the counter, and the basin looks as if there were no plumbing attached to it at all. Of course, a traditional basin conceals the plumbing behind the pedestal, but this still means that it dominates the section of room in which it is placed. The counters to which countertop basins are fitted tend to look much nicer than pedestals, and while everybody knows that a pedestal is there to conceal plumbing, few people will even give any thought to what might be hidden inside the counter. The countertop sink could even by placed on top of a cabinet or cupboard meaning the space can be effectively utilised rather than wasted.

There is a wide range of countertop sinks on the market today to suit various budgets and decor styles. To find out more or to see what's available, please feel free to browse our site at Click Basin. The variety of high-quality products we have on offer in our online store will leave you filled with inspiration and our advisors will be happy to provide any guidance you require.