Modern Washroom design with Toilet Vanity Units
Installing a toilet vanity unit delivers incredible functionality. Not only does the design allow for toilets and sinks to be bought together in one unit, but it also allows for additional storage for cleaning supplies etc.
Enhance your washroom design with vanity units. From high-pressure laminate units to those made from solid surface finishes such as Corian, we have vanity units manufactured from a range of materials and in a variety of colours, allowing you to choose something that is in keeping with your washroom design.
We have vanity units for schools and young children, perfect for primary schools, nurseries and all wash areas used by little ones. You can also choose from communal wash troughs and solid surface vanity tops with moulded basins. Our washroom vanity units and toilet vanity units are perfect in a variety of commercial settings, including public toilets, gyms, leisure centres and much more. You could even match up your washroom area's design, with a bespoke toilet cubicle or shower cubicle.
For more information or help choosing which option is right for you, our team welcomes your call on 01202 650900, or you can get in contact with general enquiries here.
Toilet Vanity Unit FAQ
What is a vanity unit?
A vanity unit is a countertop where you can mount washbasins and taps and they can also be extended to accommodate space for baby changing and toiletries. Many toilet vanity units are concealed using an underframe with easy-to-access panels below the countertop - this is a great way to conceal unsightly pipework and provide extra storage and protection.
Do you tile behind a vanity unit?
Whether you should tile behind a vanity unit depends on the type of vanity unit you go for. For example, built-in vanity units will hide the wall behind them so there would not be a need to place tiles behind it. If, on the other hand, you decide you’d like to install a freestanding toilet vanity unit, you may be able to see behind it so the tiling may look more polished.
Should you tile before or after installing your toilet vanity unit?
You don’t necessarily need to tile behind a toilet vanity unit and whether you want to tile before or after installing your vanity unit will depend on your personal preference. That said, tiling after you have installed your vanity unit means you can save money (on tiles you don’t need because the vanity unit covers part of the wall), time and effort.
How to fit toilet vanity unit
Here’s how to fit a floor standing vanity unit:
Note: If you’re not experienced or confident in installing vanity units, it may be best to hire a professional to avoid any damage, mistakes or wasted efforts.
Remove the old basin
Firstly, you will need to remove the old basin. Make sure you turn off the main water supply beforehand and disconnect the water supply for hot and cold valves and the basin trap. If your previous unit was secured with caulking, you can remove it with a sharp tool such as a utility knife.
Position the vanity unit
You will need a measuring tape to accurately measure where the toilet vanity unit will go and should mark this area with a pencil to guide you in your next steps. Depending on whether your vanity unit has a back or not, you may need to drill some holes for pipes to be inserted into the back of the unit. You must then ensure that the vanity unit is fitted flat against the wall and free from obstructions.
Fit the toilet vanity unit
You must first check that the pipes match up to the holes you have drilled (if you needed to drill holes). You will then need to find the studs in the wall and screw the vanity unit into these. Once you’re happy with the fitting, fit in the mixer and waste.
At this point. you can place a basin on the top of the toilet vanity unit and use a silicone sealant to bond the basin to the unit.
Seal and test out the vanity unit
Check that the vanity unit is firmly pushed up to the wall before sealing it with some more caulking. Once complete, turn the water supply back on and allow the water to run for a few minutes. At this time, you should be checking for any leakage but if everything seems to be flowing well, you have finished fitting your new vanity unit!
Fitting a wall-mounted vanity unit is different to installing a floor-standing toilet vanity unit, here’s how to fit a wall-hung vanity unit.
What height should a vanity unit be?
The height of your vanity unit will depend on who it is designed for. The typical height for a vanity unit is 32 inches, however, this will need to be shorter for use in schools. For use in a preschool washroom, toilet vanity units should be 25 inches in height and for primary schools, they should stand approximately 29 inches from the ground.
Benefits of vanity units
There are many benefits of fitting a vanity unit into your washroom, including:
They conceal pipework
Concealing the pipework of your water systems can both help to prevent them from getting damaged and will help to make your bathroom look clean and tidy. The toilet vanity unit will usually feature a panel that can be removed by plumbers so that pipework can easily be accessed and fixed.
Some toilet vanity units will also feature space for storage which can be used to keep products such as toilet rolls, paper towels or soap refills. This makes toilet vanity units very space efficient.
May feature a waste chute
Some toilet and basin vanity units will feature a waste chute (which has been built into the countertop) which is ideal for keeping washrooms clean.
Available in different colours and materials
Many vanity units will be made available in a range of colours and materials so you can match them with your washroom’s colour scheme.