Clarice Vessel Sinks November 05th, 2017 - 10:08:00
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.
In most cases you will not only be changing your bathroom vanity to support your sink but, you will need to change your faucets as well. This means that either you will have to purchase a higher faucet or a wall faucet to allow enough clearance for the sink itself. The type of faucet you will want to choose will depend on how extensive your bathroom renovation is going to be, as wall mounted faucets are going to require you to run plumping pipes up your walls.
A trip to a home improvement store may land you amongst the various varieties of vessel sinks. Today, vessel sinks manufacturers have become contemporary and apart from the traditional metallic or porcelain vessel sinks, there are many different sink materials which include china or even glass. These can cost you a little more but they have many buyers who want to give their bathrooms a trendy and textured look. Vessel sinks are manufactured using specially treated strong and durable materials. The cost of materials has lowered considerably and hence vessel sinks are now available in brass, glass and porcelain which give a trendy look and are affordable as well.
Most of the other materials will need periodic maintenance to keep them holding water properly and looking like new. Only the ceramic or porcelain type vessel sinks are easy to maintain properly. Of course, the type of sink you choose is going to depend on your overall bathroom decor. If you have an ultra modern bathroom decor then you may not want to choose a sink that looks like rough cut stone. However if you have used stones for your bathroom wall then a matching stone sink may be just what you are looking for.