Sabourin Vessel Sinks November 05th, 2017 - 09:43:12
I have made a lot of money in real estate over the last twenty years and I decided that I wanted to make my own permanent home. I will buy a house and then flip it and then sell it after about six month or so; I lived in these houses while I was working on them so I havent had a permanent address in some time. I was getting sick of moving every six months and I wanted to have a place that I could call my very own. And vessel sink faucets were the last thing on my mind when I was flipping, but now it was different.
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For practical use, you want the rim of the vessel sink to go up at least six inches to prevent too much splashing, and the bowl part of the vessel should be at least 15 inches wide. There are also vessel sinks that are square, and are set more deeply into the vanities, which makes them feel a bit more like standard sinks and may make some users more comfortable with them. Finally, do not install the faucet for the sink too high, or you will get water splashing over the vessel, on to the vanity and then on to the floor. Thats a little bit more of a fountain effect than any of us wanted, I think.
Whichever mounting method you use, you will want to install the drain in the vessel before installing the sink to the counter surface. Drains for vessel sinks come in two basic configurations. Does your vessel have an overflow? If so, you will need a standard drain. However, most vessel sinks do not have an overflow and will need a "vessel style drain". Vessel drains come in many different styles and finishes. These drains do not have a "pop up" assembly. Some are referred to as "grid drains" (referring to the "grid configuration" on the top of the drain). Grid drains were designed to let the water flow out of the basin but catch larger objects from heading down the drain.