Thanks to its characteristic rugged aesthetic and its perfectly imperfect nature, concrete is progressively becoming a go-to material in homes looking for a more functional and utilitarian ambience. But more often than not, people are confused as to where and how they can use it.
At Fluid Stone Studio, we have the knowledge to give you the answers. The strength and versatility make concrete the perfect option for a bathroom, and one of the easiest ways to include it is with the sink. If you’re looking for a flawless, glossy material, you might want to consider something different. However, if you absolutely love the industrial look with an unfinished texture, here’s all you need to know about them.
Strong and Durable
When it comes to choosing a bathroom sink that’s fit for purpose, you will need to be looking for something that is strong and durable – luckily concrete embodies both of these desired characteristics. The combination of cement and sand make this natural material absolutely rock solid. Large spans can be incorporated using steel reinforcement, and hidden brackets can provide a floating effect to long chunky trough basins. Another option would be to use an industrial steel frame to sit the concrete on. The combination of steel and concrete just oozes the desirable ‘loft effect’.
Concrete Basin Interior Style Ideas
If you want to toughen up? or add some more individuality to a feminine aesthetic in a bathroom/en–suite then concrete can make this happen. It will add some raw texture and a ‘rough round the edges’ feel. You can simply make a statement in your space by swapping out your regular sink with one of our concrete designs. We recommended the Basin Alaw or Kenfig for a countertop bowl type basin. These can easily be doubled up for a larger bathroom with a twin vanity top. For smaller spaces one of our wall hung mini cloakroom basins such as the very popular Basin Bala or the Coron will be a perfect addition.
The great thing about concrete is the texture it can add to a room with only a small effort. Having a minimalistic and cleanly designed bathroom with the addition of a concrete sink shows off its rough look in all its industrial glory. For a minimalistic bathroom we recommend a rectangular sink such as the Basin Celyn or maybe a sleek custom ramp sink as below.
Most people think of concrete as being grey right? Wrong! While grey is a very popular choice with our clients, we can also cast charcoal black concrete, white concrete, and many pastel colours and earth tones too! If you have a colour scheme in mind just let us know and we can provide custom matched colour samples in many bright, vibrant and chalky tones.
Having your bathroom designed with concrete worktops and integrated sinks creates a wow factor. It will create a slick, industrial set-up that will allow for all your vanity needs. Choose this route if you want something truly unique and tailored to you. We take on custom concrete basin projects, and are happy to hear your exciting design ideas.
We have also supplied large trough sinks and custom designed basins for many top restaurants, bars and gyms. A selection of our projects can be seen in BXR London, Barry’s Bootcamp, Boomcycle, Bo Lang – Chelsea, Sushi Samba – Covent Gardens and Qube Recording studio. Please get in touch if you have any large commercial projects that require concrete basins.