Wall Mounted Basins
If you have decided to install a new basin from the chic range of wall mounted wash basins then this very short and basic guide will help you. Remember only attempt it if you know what you are doing. If you are unsure in any way then get the services of a professional. Friends and family may be able to give you the names of a few reputable companies to choose from.
First things first
After choosing from the wide range of wall mounted wash basins, you are ready to begin. For the purposes of this short guide, we will assume you are simply replacing an old wash basin with a new one. The first thing to check before you start is that you have everything you need to hand. There is little point getting halfway through and realizing you are missing an important part.
Before you start installing any of your wall mounted wash basins, check you have the following essential equipment:
- Wash basin
- Waste pipe
- Mounting bracket if appropriate
- Screwdriver or electric device for putting screws in
- Plugs for reinforced anchoring
Once you have checked that the pipes for the taps fit in the correct place, you can then screw the wash basin brackets to the wall. Ensure they are anchored strongly so as to take the weight of the wash basin. This is extremely important because wall mounted wash basins do not have pedestals for extra support. Insert the taps into the wash basin, as well as the waste pipe and then place the wash basin onto the sturdy brackets. Finally, screw the sink to the wall once you are sure everything is in place.
You may need a small amount of redecoration if the new wall mounted wash basins are different in size to the original wash basin being replaced. Therefore, factor this into your costs too. You may decide to redecorate the whole wall or even the room. Alternatively, you may decide to just add a lick of paint to the area. If you do this, make sure it matches the rest of the room décor as over time paint can become faint or stained by normal household use. There’s little point having a lovely new wash basin and a scruffy-looking bathroom.
Although this is a very basic guide, you may experience different kinds of problems along the way, which is why it is essential to have some DIY experience before attempting this kind of a job. Attaching wall mounted wash basins to an area for the first time will also have its own unique challenges, including plumbing issues. These can be complex so ensure you understand everything you need to before starting the project as mistakes midway can create more problems than you may be comfortable dealing with. Some people are naturally ‘handy’ and it comes with very little experience. However, the majority of us need good instructions, which is why you should always get expert guidance and you won’t go far wrong!