[Tips-n-Bits]: Common dos & don'ts for wash basins and their holding slabs - [Part-1/2]

Apart from being a must-have for offices, restaurants and commercial places alike, wash basins form an essential part of any household now.

These wash basins are usually held & rested over a pair of angle iron steel rods that were usually embedded into the masonry wall behind in case of majority of the common household bathrooms/ hands-wash areas.

But, considering the modern concept followed in most of the look and features conscious urban households, the wash basins are now provided attached to a stone/ marble/ granite/ concrete slabs of multitude of architectural shapes and sizes. Such concept of fixing the wash basins along with holding slabs was in place for quite a time in case of offices, institutions and commercial utilities, which provided an elegant look and feel to the washing space besides providing a horizontal area to hold the belongings of the people using the wash area.

But, have you ever paid attention to the slab holding the wash basin in bathroom of your home or your office or any other commercial place like hotels, restaurants, cineplexes, commercial centres, etc.? If you may, just recollect how many of the places had a neat and clean wash area?

The result of the internal poll we had on one of our e-forums a few days back indicated that most of the people providing feedback reported the wash basins over slabs didn't provide a good feel, some reasons for
which being:
  • unwanted gaps are visible between the wash basin and the slab look very ugly
  • these gaps are usually filled up with white cement to match the two surfaces, which over the time, transforms to dirty yellowish/ brownish colour thus imparting a bad feel and visual to the users
Bad looking cement filler as a patch-up for ill-designed wash basin slab

So as to avoid such dis-pleasures, some simple steps can be adopted, which we shall bring about in our next post. 

Check back in here a day or two to know about these basic steps.

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  1. Please tell what to do in case of counter mounted wash basins also.
    Nice blog by the way!


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