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Inset basins, sometimes referred to as undermount or under counter basins, provide an elegant design option when renovating or redesigning your bathroom. Sunk into a countertop, these basins provide a fuss-free sleek appearance which is well suited to modern tastes. Our inset basins are all from our approved bathroom brands, so there are excellent choices to suit both vintage, classic and ultra-modern themes.
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One of the advantages of the inset basin is bathroom design flexibility. This is exemplified by the Bauhaus Cerdena Round Undermount Basin. The minimalist design helps in maintaining the bathroom’s clean and orderly look. Other Bauhaus designs in our range include the Ancona Oval, Torino A Midi and Torino B undermount basins.
Armitage Shanks offer a variety of popular inset basins that allow you to make alternative use of your bathroom countertop. They include the Cherwell Under Countertop Basin that is small enough to save space and is designed to be easy to clean. The brand’s Marlow basin has a smooth vitreous china finish and is resistant to breaking. The Contour 21 Under Countertop Basin provides another alternative from this prestigious range.
If you prefer a square inset basin, the Vitra S20 is an excellent choice. A product of the Vitra Arkitekt series, there is a choice of three sizes, produced in glossy white vitreous china.
The V&B Architectura selection of inset basins offers you an intriguing choice. Take for example the brand’s Circular Basin that is sunk into the work surface. The design is perfect for the contemporary styled bathroom.
Inset basins mounted under a countertop give a clean, minimalist design for your bathroom and can be particularly handy if you would like to incorporate storage underneath your basin or use the countertop itself as a storage solution.
Basins come in a variety of shapes - round, rectangular, oval and square and can be used with wall mounted taps that are not directly attached to the basin if desired. These give you the stylish and glamorous option of including a long and sleek countertop with the sink inset, great examples of which can be seen in the Villeroy and Boch Architectura range.
Another alternative which is particularly elegant for smaller bathrooms is to have a more compact countertop inset with the sink, which can then incorporate similarly neat and tidy cupboards and cabinets underneath, as seen in the Roca Diverta Under/Over Countertop Basin.
Tap hole basins, unlike Shape options, come as the name suggests, with tap holes cut out of the sink unit, thus limiting the style of taps which can be combined to create your sink unit. However, these make for a perfect choice in many bathrooms and as with all furniture, it comes down to the personal style and taste of the individual.
Villeroy and Boch and Roca are particularly stylish brands, with the Villeroy and Boch Architectura range creates a traditional feel, despite the contemporary mood of the sleek, clean white ceramic.
The Roca Diverta takes a more minimalist approach which would be suited to the ultra-modern bachelor pad or professional couple's flat or apartment.
As well as the Architectura range, other types of inset basins from continental designers Villeroy and Boch, encompass space, simplicity and functionality into elegantly crafted pieces.
These include the Subway 2.0 curved countertop. The flat, level underside of this basin means it can be surface mounted and fixed to an existing countertop, or paired with a matching Subway 2.0 wall-mounted basin unit.
It can be supplied with the patented Villeroy and Boch CermaicPlus treatment, which repels stains and dirt for an easy wipe down and gleaming finish. The price of this sink does not include the mixer tap, pictured, but this can be purchased separately.
The Loop and Friends circular undercounter basin is brilliantly simplistic in terms of its design and would make a statement in any modern bathroom. The sunken round style remains fully practical for daily use, cast in gleaming White Alpin ceramic for a clean, hygienic look and an almost universal compatibility.
The sink would look stylish within a countertop of any material from marble, granite or other stone to wood or laminate. A stylish pillar tap, or wall-mounted mixer would provide the perfect finishing touch.
A fresh and innovative style is created with the oval-shaped Villeroy and Boch Loop and Friends design, with its smooth, tactile curves, which make it ideal for a calmer, minimalist washroom or cloakroom.
As well as the shape style, in which the taps are fitted separately, this style also comes with a single, central tap hole, adding a tap shelf to the timeless oval shape for minimum of fuss or visual intrusion. Check out our range of mixer taps to create your bespoke wash space, and natural stone or laminate countertop materials, which make it as flexible as it is practical.
As well as the Diverta option discussed above, Roca also offers an elegant, modern centrepiece in the form of the Roca Grand Berna Under Countertop Basin. Featuring a gleaming high-gloss white finish that is simple to clean and protects from stains, the Roca Grand Berna provides a clean finish in more ways than one.
The Roca Rodeo recessed basin is designed to be used with a single hole tap, and provides you with a lot of different options in terms of tap style and countertops to help make your bathroom distinctly your own. It's also an excellent storage option, with space for toiletries on the countertop with a low basin.
The soft lines and modern aspect of the curvy Roca Java will provide a fresh and open wash area when combined with your perfect countertop. At less than £100, this beautifully designed basin demonstrates Roca's ability to create simple, appealing pieces at an affordable price.
Supplied with either one or two pre-cut tap holes, this white gloss basin can accommodate a range of brassware options. Our monobloc mixers and separate tap sets will inspire you as will a range of counter top surfaces of any material that would be compatible with the Java.
The Roca Berna fixture adds a contemporary flair to the look and feel of your bathroom. With its high quality ceramic ware with a shiny high-gloss protective finish, it is easy to keep clean, making it a practical as well as stylish option.
The Roca Meridian-N is chic and minimal, with its attractive combination of sharp lines and rounded curves for a smooth and appealing feel. This bathroom vanity hand washbasin with one offset tap hole on the right hand side of the unit can be combined with a counter top of your choice in any number of different materials.
Imperial bathrooms offer ceramicware and other bathroom prodcuts for those who truly recognise and value quality and individuality.
The craftsmanship that is evident in its products cannot be created by machine alone, and if you inspect the finish of any piece of Imperial ceramicware closely, you will easily discover the flawlessly smooth surface beneath layer after layer.
Imperial prides itself on creating bathroom furniture using traditional methods with high quality natural materials. The strength and weight of Imperial's brassware also offers a reassuring guarantee of quality. Please see the separate pages for Imperial's range of taps and other products.
The Imperial Westminster Underslung Basin creates a really traditional feel, with its rectangular shape dipping deeper and lower in the centre of the unit, and its three-hole overflow.
The Imperial Oxford inset basin is designed to make your bathroom look fancy - but without the fancy price tag. Designed in durable vitreous china, its sweeping curves, careful details and pretty style elements give it an almost antique, Victorian feel - but it is also hard-wearing and high-functioning.
A perfect match for traditional washrooms, it would be equally appealing as a standout feature in a more contemporary setting or to update an existing cloakroom with its gloss white finish.
Vitra bathrooms come in three styles: unique and modern; lean and timeless; and chic and homey.
The unique and modern range will appeal to those with an interest in what's trendy with the latest high technology and innovative design. Lean and timeless offers simplistic, compact minimalist styles that will never go out of fashion and the chic and homey range is perfect for those who like to indulge in a touch of luxury and decadence when choosing their creature comforts.
Vitra S20 Under counter designs come in square and oval options, both offering a touch of style and sophistication at well under £80.
Part of the Arkitekt series from Vitra, the focus is on quality at an affordable price, and Vitra S20 under counter basins in both square and oval combine value for money with simplicity of styling and practicality with a good-quality white gloss finish.
This product can be co-ordinated with any shade of wood, laminate or the classic continental look of mineral. The basin has no tap holes, and one overflow hole in the front side.
All sanitary ware products in the range come with a guarantee of ten-years against defects in manufacture.
The square S20 Countertop basin is an alternative option designed to fit neatly into the recess of a countertop, economising on space and therefore helping to achieve maximum functionality in the bathroom.
Oval and Square countertop options are also available and these shapes come with separate tap holes inset in a top centre shelf on the basin.
The Vitra M-Line undercounter basin offers a modern take on the Belfast basin, adding a new dimension to the interior.
Swiss brand Laufen has stood for precision, quality and sustainable design for more than 120 years. It is always searching for what it describes as the optimal realisation of design and quality and its bathroom concepts are created in conjunction with famous architects and designers, who open up new dimensions and ideas for bathrooms with their creative vision. Laufen is committed to protecting the precious natural resource of water and this is reflected in the design of its products.
The Laufen Pro-A Drop-in basin can be used in any worktop or vanity unit that ideally measures at least 65cm wide and 55cm deep, with a ceramic rim that sits on top of the worktop surface. The weight of the basin holds itself in-situ.
A slotted waste is required so any excess water can escape out of the overflow at the front and the basin only comes with the option of one tap hole, to be co-ordinated with a range of single tap hole mixers, available separately.
For greater flexibility, the Laufen Pro-S under counter style, with its similar design to the Pro-A drop-in basin, is available in two sizes, with multiple options for different tap hole arrangements. With their broad, simple designs, these basins match well with a range of work surface materials of mineral or wood.
Meanwhile, the oval-shaped Pro-B vanity basin is designed to fully mount into a vanity worktop, either a wall-mounted worktop or a part of a larger cabinet unit. Its economical, industrial design includes a single tap hole.