6 Great Reasons to Choose a Concrete Basin
Thursday 11 February 2021
Concrete basins have been quietly finding their way into bathrooms all across the country and more and more people are giving them strong consideration. Given its piquing interest, we thought we’d share our thoughts on the matter on why you should choose a concrete basin for your new bathroom or renovation.
1. Timelessness and style
Concrete has been around for well over a thousand years as an important building material for civilisations and societies right throughout the course of human history. It’s something that has stood the test of time which is the exact quality it brings to any bathroom it features in. One of the most common concerns during the design phase of any new bathroom is the worry that the chosen style will quickly become dated as tastes and trends change. The track record of concrete should give you peace of mind in this respect.
2. Variety of choice
One of the reasons why concrete’s been so popular in bathroom design is because of its flexibility as a material and the fact that it can be moulded into almost any shape and size. For this reason, you’ll find that there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to concrete basin design. Whether your bathroom project is large or small, whether you’re after a square, rectangular, round, patterned or custom basin - concrete will be able to accommodate your needs.
3. Premium look at an affordable price
Perhaps one of the most appealing traits of concrete basins is its relative cost. For a material that offers premium styling, it is a comparatively affordable material, especially when compared to other like options such as marble and granite. Unlike those other options, there is no short supply of concrete and it’s a material that’s much easier to mould and manufacture. You’ll still probably have a to pay a little bit more than you would for a traditional porcelain basin but the step-up in aesthetic is well worth it.
4. Strength and durability
From a practical point of view, concrete’s credentials stack up as a material that is strong and durable. We only need to again reference architectural history to highlight this fact and its application for bathroom basins is no different. Concrete will more than happily stand strong against the daily rigour of bathroom activity. You’ll literally get decades of use out of your concrete basin which is great news for you and any future homeowners that inherit your wonderful bathroom (an added bonus to the resale value of your house too).
5. Repair friendly, low maintenance
There is a close relationship between this point and the previous but we felt that there’s enough of a distinction for them to stand apart. There are materials, for instance, that are durable but require a lot of maintenance and upkeep. Concrete is not one of those. You need simply clean its surface with a bit of warm soapy water as often as you would a traditional basin and it will serve you well. If you do somehow manage to cause some sort of damage by chipping/cracking or otherwise, the repair of concrete is also fairly straightforward. A trades professional will be able to make the fix, or if you’re an experienced DIYer you’ll be able to do so yourself with some concrete filler.
6. Statement piece and focal point
Last but not least, another great reason why people are choosing concrete basins is that it presents a great opportunity to make a statement and create a real focal point for your bathroom. By choosing concrete, you’re opting for the slightly unorthodox - a quality that will immediately capture the eye. The one-piece seamlessness of a concrete basin coming straight from the mould makes it visually captivating and bold. In addition to this, concrete has many natural variations which means no two concrete basins are ever the same. It’s uniqueness, therefore, is yours and yours alone. We like to think of these points as the cherry on the cake that makes them all the more special.
Make your next basin a concrete basin
As you can see, there are some great reasons to consider the wide range of concrete basins available. From the strength and durability of the material to its affordability and undeniable style, we’re sure you’ll have no regrets about choosing a concrete basin for the bathroom of your home or residence.