Cinderella Vessel Sinks October 14th, 2017 - 04:10:42
A special caution for glass vessel sinks. If you are installing a glass vessel, be sure to provide a cushion between the glass and the counter. This can simply be a bead of silicone or you may want to line the hole in your counter with a small piece of rubber material. In addition, be sure that you dont over tighten the drain assembly. Hand tighten only and follow the manufacturers instructions. The breakage we see with glass vessels is usually associated with an improper installation of the drain.
You also need to consider just how much effort you want to put into maintaining your new vessel sink. These sinks come in a variety of materials including ceramic, glass, wood, stone, marble and copper. Many of these materials require added maintenance to keep the sink looking good and functioning like it should. Glass sinks, even tempered glass are prone to breakage and so special care needs to be taken each time you use a sink made of this material.
Due to design considerations, a mounting ring is not always desirable. If you want to mount the vessel directly into the countertop, you will need a hole that is at least 3" in diameter with a beveled edge in the countertop material to accommodate the shape of the bowl. You may want the hole to be more in the range of 5" - 6" if the vessel is larger for stability. Use clear silicone to provide cushion and stability when mounting the sink. If you want to lower the level of the sink you can simply enlarge the hole. The larger the hole, the more stability you will achieve in the installation. To experiment with the size of the hole, use a piece of cardboard. Start with a smaller size - say 3" - and work your way up. This will give you a visual as to how far down the vessel will be relative to the counter throughout the size range that you choose. Be sure to keep the height of the faucet you have chosen in mind when making these decisions.
Vessel sinks can add so much style to a bathroom. The look of the sinks, are like no other, and you will know what I mean if you see the sinks. These sinks are one-of-a-kind, and because they can create such an amazing atmosphere in the bathroom, I will strongly urge each client of mine to consider installing them before selling their house. I have literally seen the sinks sell houses all on their own.