Learn about bathroom vanities.

What is there to learn about bathroom vanities?

Relatively little I suppose, but here are some interesting points to know about vanities.

  1. Bathroom vanities should always be moisture resistant. Most imported vanities but not all, (although cheaper), are not moisture resistant. You will obviously have seen the effect that water has on those vanity cabinets. ——————————————————————————————
  2. Should you have a laminate bench-top or another product? If you prefer another type of bench-top than laminate, then that is what you should have, but if we are considering economy or product durability, then laminate is a good option. Stone is durable (as is laminate.) but more expensive, . Timber is beautiful but does not perform well in wet areas over the years. Darker Granite is the Rolls Royce of bench-tops but can be extremely expensive. There are also poly tops which are also a good alternative (and cheap) but sometimes a bit, ‘old hat’, for today’s market. ———————————————————————————
  3. Should the doors be made of Melamine, Vinyl wrap or 2 pac? Melamine is nowadays a very good product as the edging around the doors is 1 mm think and does not come off or chip, and is very economically priced. Vinyl, while it should never never never be used in kitchens, as it is a heat shrink process which goes on with heat and so, using the same logic, comes off with heat. However, as vanity cabinets sit low down and do not come into contact with heat, then vinyl is also acceptable. 2 pac is ‘car paint’ and does not discolor after time like other products may do, and this makes it a good product but is expensive. However, I would not lose much sleep using any of these products. ——————————————————————
  4. Should vanity basins sit on top, in the top, or under the top or protrude from the face? The answer to this question is mainly found in whatever you prefer, but just remember; when the vanity sits on top, then the benchtop is slightly lower. For adults or larger children, I would say that is still perfect, but for small children it may still be challenging. Having the vanity basin under the bench-top can be pretty, but then we have another ridge under the benchtop which is hard to see and hence sometimes hard to clean. Protruding basins can look pretty but the cabinet under is by necessity thin and has little storage. ————————————————————————–
  5. What basin should I use? All basins seem to last forever and so I think that the style of the basin should be paramount in your decision. Is one product better than another? Probably so, but you and I are certainly not going to live long enough to find out. ————————————————————
  6. Where should I place my tap? Consideration should be with cleaning. If the tap sits on the bench behind the basin, then it is harder to clean and grit may build up between the tap and the basin. Having the tap in the bench-top can make it hard to place. If you have a larger basin then the tap may have to be positioned to the side to fit. However, placing the tap to the side makes the cleaning easier when the tap in in the bench. ———————————————————-
  7. Why buy Australian made? What’s the difference? The difference is usually (but not always) that, 1. Aussie cabinets are always moisture resistant have an inner and outer side gable. 2. Aussie cabinets have 16 mm solid backs. 3. Our metal sided drawers are more than suitable. but you can upmarket you drawers to soft close, (the same as used in kitchen cabinets) for an extensive extra cost. ———————————-
  8. How to save money? Choose from our standard off the shelf vanity selection and save heaps ———————————————————————————
  9. Wall hung or Sit-on-floor type Sit on floor vanities give more storage space plus an extra drawer in the drawer bank but are perhaps a little harder to clean. If, in commercial applications, when massive amounts of water are slopped around the floor every day, then the wall hung vanities definitely have advantage. Most people will choose what they visually prefer and that seems to be the greatest consideration.

Any more questions? Phone Gary on 0409616761.