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We manufacture our washbasins from a mineral composite and solid surface made based on our own recipe and production methodology.
The Composite is finished with a layer of sanitary gelcoat in any chosen colour.
Solid Surface, on the other hand, is a monolithic casting without an outer layer - the colour chosen by our Customer is mixed directly with the material from which the washbasin is cast. For more information please refer to the tab Materials .
Apart from the production technology referred to above, the basic difference between these materials consist in the character they ultimately give to the thus created washbasin.
The Composite is more massive and heavier - its standard thickness is 23 mm, so it looks quite impressive.
Solid Surface washbasins are much thinner - we cast their countertops to be 12 mm thick giving them visual lightness that ads a designer touch to the room.
What these materials have in common, is a friendly impression they make - they give off heat and are pleasant to the touch. They are also equally easy to maintain and keep clean.
As thick as you choose, although - like in the case of colours - it depends on the material to be used.
The standard thickness of our Composite is 23 mm, as has already been mentioned. However, on the request of our Customer we can change it and create models from 20 to 40 mm thick.
Solid Surface countertops are much thinner. We usually cast them 12 mm thick, but if need be this can be increased up to 15 mm.
Definitely so. It is worth mentioning that in addition to the already described ranges, a countertop can be made thicker using a special strip commonly known as a step rim or apron.
If we choose this solution, our countertop may become even 40 cm thick.
This effect is obtained through glueing an under counter strip meant to conceal the plumbing and give the impression of a thick, solid structure.
This way a washbasin appears visually much heavier and more massive than it actually is.
We should mention that the joint between the strip and the countertop is invisible - the washbasin forms a coherent, monolithic and aesthetically pleasing whole.
Both step rim and apron are other terms for an under counter strip the use of which makes our washbasin countertop seem thicker. The reasons for applying such a solution have been described above.
Skirting board and socle are other terms for a strip fixed on a countertop, along its edge. It is made of the same material as the washbasin.
Its purpose is to protect the wall from excessive dirt or moisture. It is also often used to cover the space between a washbasin countertop and a mirror edge - a good alternative to regular tiles because of its monolithic nature.
Regardless of the choice made, we can tailor both strips to individual needs - their parameters are created according to our Customer’s guidelines.
Our basic colour range consists of dozens of shades.
However, the use of a given colour depends on the material your washbasin is to be made of.
In the case of the Composite, its colour can be selected based on our standard palette.
If it is the Solid Surface that has attracted your attention, you can choose from the shades of white.
If white is “not enough”, the colour can be created upon request - based on the well-known RAL colour chart with a wide range of shades from among which you can choose your desired one.
The final touch - matte, gloss or perhaps a compromise? What finishes are available for my chosen washbasin?
One of important details that give your washbasin a unique character is its finish.
There is a lot to choose from - you can decide on high-gloss or matte, and if neither seems quite the thing, go for a compromise - semi-gloss.
The interior in which the washbasin will be placed can help in making the right decision. The proximity of a shower tray, bathtub or toilet bowl will quite naturally suggest the proper finish.
If there are ceramic elements around, it is good to refer to them by selecting the high-gloss finish. In the case of acrylic details, the semi-gloss will prove a perfect choice.
Design and Order
Countertop mounted, integrated or built-in - what is the difference between these washbasin models? Which will be the best choice?
A countertop mounted washbasin is a full basin bowl which is installed on the countertop you already have.
This model is fixed above a properly cut hole with the use of assembly adhesive and silicone sealant.
An integrated washbasin, cast together with a countertop, is a “2in1” option forming a coherent monolithic whole which makes the process of organising washbasin space in your bathroom significantly shorter.
No adhesive or silicone are required. This model can be countertop or wall-mounted. In the second case, proper brackets should be provided - upon request we can assist in selecting them.
Another variant available in our offer is a built-in washbasin.
This model is put into a properly contoured hole in a countertop, with only the bowl flange, made as short as possible, resting on its edges. Like in the case of a countertop washbasin, it is installed with assembly adhesive and silicone sealant.
As to the choice, we specialise in casting washbasins with integrated countertops which can be designed according to your own ideas - and these are the models we particularly recommend to our Customers.
Their undoubted advantage is the lack of joints which makes washbasins look coherent and aesthetically pleasing.
This solution guarantees also the pleasure of use - the washbasins are easy to keep clean as dirt does not gather in traditional joints - because there are none.
An additional advantage of this production method is the fact that the countertop surface does not delaminate as a result of moisture or the passage of time.
Furthermore, this technology eliminates the need to use silicone sealant which is required when installing countertop or built-in washbasins and which can become dirty or go mouldy, and over time start crumbling off and need supplementing.
What shape can my washbasin take? Do we talk about the countertop or the bowl? What can I decide on?
As regards a project commissioned, the main rule is the freedom of creation, which means you can decide on every parameter of the model created, designing the shape of
both the countertop and the washbasin bowl.
There are three ways in which we are able to realise your original idea:
1. placing one of the bowls from our catalogue (having standard dimensions) in any countertop you like. Models from among which you can choose are available here: https://danolit.pl/en/catalogue/
2. placing a bowl with a linear drain of preferable dimensions in any countertop you like (the shape of the bowl will be created similarly to an FBX model);
3. placing a bowl created according to your own idea in any countertop you like.
The most popular and also the quickest solution is the first one, that is combining one of the bowls from our catalogue with a countertop you can design as you wish.
In any of our standard models you can freely add, move or eliminate the overflow.
The same is possible in the case of pre-punched mixer tap or soap dispenser holes or any other planned hole in the countertop.
However, you cannot modify for instance the length, width or depth of a washbasin. If anything is to be changed in this field, a new mould must be created based on an individual design.
The price of a given washbasin depends mainly on its material, length, colour and finish.
Because of the freedom of creation, the price of each model is estimated individually - please contact our sales department to get it.
In order to maintain your washbasin in a good condition for long years, it is enough to stock up on clear ordinary vinegar and tap water that will be perfect, for example, to remove limescale deposits. In everyday maintenance, any mild bathroom cleaner will also deal perfectly with this task.
In addition, it is also worth applying three simple rules of use:
- do not irritate (with strong acids or detergents with corrosive properties)
- do not scrub (with wire scourers, sponges that are too rough, or with cleaning agents with abrasive properties)
- do not procrastinate (when it comes to cleaning operations in the case when your washbasin was exposed to strongly decolorizing agents, e.g., hair dyes)
You will find all necessary information on special maintenance measures
for our product: (link to: user guide (Pol.: instrukcja użytkowania)
Just like any type of usable surface, washbasins produced by us can be scratched.
A reason for this, more so than daily use, is an inappropriate use of our products. The most frequent errors include exposure of the washbasin top to direct contact with sharp objects or exposure to abrasive products (e.g., scouring milk).
If there are scratches, splashes or even small notches on your washbasin, there is nothing to worry about - our product still has chance to being restored to its former shine.
It is worth mentioning that we make most of our products to be 100% renewable. Their regeneration does not raise any major problems and in the most cases, it is possible to do it yourself.
You can find a detailed instruction of conduct in case of any damage here: (link)
In the case of a long-term exposure to strongly colorizing agents (e.g., hair dye, henna, fluid, mascara, or red wine) the washbasin’s surface can be decolorized.
In order to prevent permanent staining of the washbasin, it is necessary to remove the undesirable substance from its surface, thereby preventing the penetration of the colorizing agent’s pigment into the surface's structure.
Each washbasin that we produce is made at an individual client’s request. Due to this purchase’s personalized nature, the payment must be made in the form of a prepayment.
After the acceptance of our quote and final concept of the project design, the Accountancy Department will issue a proforma invoice based on which it will be possible to pay the amount due.
As regards the purchase by installments - such a solution is not yet possible.
Delivery and Assembly
The client can organize the transport of orders independently, but most of deliveries are carried out with the cooperation of reputable transport companies, such as JAS FBG or RABEN.
The partners as mentioned above are in charge of timely deliveries in Poland and abroad. Thanks to them, our products reach recipients not only in Poland, but also across all of Europe.
The freight cost depends on the ordered model’s volume and weight, while the length of the route to be traveled by the delivery to reach the destination is also important.
Most of our models are sent on a palette - it is worth having this in mind, especially when you order something of a larger size. In such a case, the assistance of a person who will assist you during the receipt of the delivery - especially if it is supposed to go to a higher level of a building - can be very helpful.
Please keep in mind that the driver who is in charge of the freight transport does not offer any carrying service. His/her obligation is to deliver the consignment only to the door of the building.