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At what height should the washbasin be placed?

02 Feb, 2022

The bathroom has become a space where more time is spent on personal care. A place to seek calm and tranquillity. Therefore, each of its elements must be ergonomically installed in order to obtain a comfortable and functional environment.

To design an ergonomic and functional space, it is essential to place the bathroom equipment in the ideal place. In this article, we will explain the correct steps to take to install them and at what height the washbasin and its countertop should be placed.

Countertop or built-in washbasins?

Before installing the washbasin, we must choose the ideal washbasin for our bathroom according to its design. At Mcbath, we have various options for adapting to the needs of each project, and thus obtaining the perfect bathroom.

Two of the most popular designs are the countertop washbasin and the washbasin with built-in countertop.

Countertop sinks

Countertop sinks are a revived trend that, until recently, was a more vintage option. At McBath, we have opted for minimalism and organic design so that they are functional and can be fitted to any style. They are characterised by their more accentuated aesthetics.

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Wok washbasin

Washbasins with integrated countertop

The washbasins with integrated countertop are designed so that the sink is integrated into the countertop, following the premise of 'less is more'. Its advantages are spaciousness, space utilisation and ease of cleaning, as obstacles are reduced to a minimum.

Unique and versatile pieces that serve two functions in a single material: washbasin and countertop.

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Ocean washbasin

The choice we make will ensure the bathroom is aesthetic, comfortable and durable. Now it’s time to find out what height to place the sink.

Height to position a washbasin

For correct installation it is necessary to take into account the various factors that determine the height to position a washbasin:

  1. Height of user: The first factor to consider is the height of the person or persons using the sink on a daily basis. Placing the washbasin lower than the standard size may cause muscular discomfort due to the curvature and position of the back for use. The bathroom countertop should be comfortable and the user should be fully mobile. 
    In the case of a family bathroom, the height to place a washbasin will be standard.
  2. Type of washbasin: The recommendations are to place the washbasin at a height of 85-90cm from the floor. If it is a question of knowing at what height to place a countertop washbasin, the thickness of the sink must also be taken into account so that it is not too high.
  3. In other words, the height of the countertop plus the height of the washbasin on the countertop should, added together, total 85-90cm.
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Ulises washbasin

Mcbath develops washbasins of various installation types, designs and materials. Integrated and countertop washbasins can be found at Acrystone® -the ultra-light and evolved resin with a wide range of options in customisation-, Acryprint® -decorated surfaces inspired by natural stone-, and in Acrymold® Solid Surface -a material that allows washbasins to be produced in organic shapes, with seamless and minimal aesthetics in matt white.

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Delios washbasin

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