Yolette Vessel Sinks November 03rd, 2017 - 03:42:01
There are some vessel sinks that re fitted right above the counter while there are other types of vessel sinks that which are mounted over the counter itself. In olden days no one could even think of a decorative bathroom and hence vessel sinks were all the same everywhere. But with the evolution of time and technology today, vessel sinks are available in different shades, materials and several types as well! So if you are giving a thought to upgrade your bathroom décor you may as well change your old traditional vessel sink into a modern one. You may even try your hand at some vessel sink shopping!
Vessel sinks are the newest trend in bathrooms because they allow for people to add a touch of beauty to a functional part of their bathroom decor. However, there are some things you need to consider if you are thinking of exchanging that old set in bathroom sink for a more modern and artistic vessel sink. Since vessel sinks sit on your counter top rather than being sunken, you need to consider your faucets. Standard faucets for sunken sinks simply are too low set to work with todays sinks.
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.
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.