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Undermount Toilet Basin

The undermount toilet basin is a fitting that does a very good job of making any toilet look classy. The term ‘undermount’ suggests that the basin is normally placed in a recess of a countertop. As opposed to other types of toilet basins, the undermount toilet basin needs a bit of care when installing so as to give the best effect whilst minimizing any associated problems.

Problems associated with improper installation

As has been noted above, an undermount toilet basin can make a toilet look very classy. However, this normally depends on how it is installs. If done well, such a basin can live up to or even surpass this claim. However, improper installation can lead to a number of problems which may make the basin more of a headache than a classy fitting. Some of the problems include:

  • Leakage: since the basin is normally placed in a hole in the countertop, proper installation dictates that the interface between the counter and the sink is properly sealed. If this isn’t done, water from the sink my occasionally drip through the defect.
  • Improper estimation of the hole in the countertop could result in a protrusion of the countertop over some part of the undermount toilet basin. This is normally a site for dirt accumulation, and may also have a negative aesthetic effect.
  • An improperly fixed basin may also be prone to structural instability, meaning that it may need replacement soon after installation.

Considerations for proper installation of the undermount toilet basin

To prevent the above problems and also to make the sink look good, it’s always a good idea to ensure that the basin is installed properly. This normally requires recruitment of competently skilled professionals to go about the business of installation of such basins.

One of the things that such a professional should consider is estimating the size of the hole to make in the counter so as to accommodate the undermount toilet basin. As has been shown above, it’s critical that this estimation is as accurate as possible so as to avoid any part of the sink overhanging the basin. Apart from that, the quality of the sealing of the interface between the countertop and the basin should also be of a very high quality. Leaks associated with problems in this regard could end up damaging the floor or parts of the counter top or even the basin itself.

Finding competent professionals

Finding someone to fix the basin for you is as simple as using the internet to search for them. Normally, you would be able to find such information as how much the contractor charges from a simple online search. Apart from that, it’s also a good idea to find online reviews of a particular contractor before you install the basins. This way, you can be sure that the contractor you get has satisfied other customers before.

Additionally, it may also be a good idea to consult friends or relatives who may have had to undertake a similar project in the recent past. They would be able to provide adequate information on such issues as cost and also provide recommendations for a contractor.