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In the past, pedestals usually went to the floor but now many basins are available with the option of a semi pedestal. This is perhaps more stylish and in a small area can be of benefit as it creates more floor space. As with the wall hung or fully back to wall wc suite, first check with your installer because for this type of pedestal the waste pipe generally needs to run straight out of the wall at the rear and not (as with a conventional pedestal) down to the floor.

On small basins or where the basin is bolted to the wall and a pedestal is not used a chrome bottle trap can be fitted underneath instead of the plastic option, which looks far more stylish and contemporary. This type of trap is sold with a short (typically 40cm) chrome waste pipe to run horizontally into the wall. Incidentally most basins can be fitted to the wall without the support of a pedestal, even examples as large as 120cm, however the wall must be suitable to accommodate the fixings bolts, not brackets, as with many of such examples check with your installer before purchase.

If your bathroom is large enough you may wish to make a feature of your basin such as mounting it on a work surface or storage cabinet , with this style of basin the mixer can be either on the basin, wall mounted or even if tall enough on the work surface . You will find many examples of this type of basin in our showroom, round, square, rectangle, and even egg shape! This type of basin can be very stunning in appearance but do give it careful consideration as they are often shallow and because of the design, are not fitted with an overflow so it may not be suitable for a family bathroom if small children are using it. Alternatively you may opt for an inset basin, the type that is let into the work surface. Whilst not as popular as in the past we display two or three examples in our showroom and will be able to show you many more examples in our very extensive range of catalogues.

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