Gaetane Vessel Sinks November 05th, 2017 - 09:56:51
For an above counter installation, you will need a hole that is large enough to accommodate the drain assembly. This is the plumbing hardware that allows the sink to drain the water. If the bottom of your vessel is flat, then the installation is straightforward. The only thing we would recommend is a bead of silicone under the sink and around the edge to prevent water on the countertop from working its way underneath the vessel. If the vessel has a rounded shape - as with most glass vessel sinks - you have two options. You can either use a vessel mounting ring (sometimes these are provided with the sink) or you will need to provide a mounting hole directly in the countertop.
The wall-mounted vessel sink is mostly used for houses with a small bathroom. This vessel sink does not need any floor support which properly fits in a small space. The water supply and drain of this vessel sink are visible directly underneath the sink. This vessel sink is the most commonly used model as it is simple, economical and has easy installation procedures. The material used in making wall-mounted sinks may be selected from porcelain, ceramic, or china clay.
The next vessel sink is recently being incorporated into newer models of houses and to remodeled old homes. These sinks are known as pedestal sinks, which includes a pedestal to support the basin and at the same time, concealing the pipes used for its drainage and water supply. Like the wall-mounted vessel sink, the pedestal sink is practically used to save space. The minimal size of the pedestal sink allows simple installation, and is mostly suitable for installing a sink on wall parts that are near the corners. The pedestal sink is also ideal for small spaces such as powder rooms. These sinks are often made of vitreous china, fire-clay, porcelain or ceramic.
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.