travel. Sinks. October 02nd , 2017.
Vessel sinks, commonly known as basin sinks are becoming the popular trend in the luxury kitchen. Vessel sinks sit atop instead of being below the countertop unlike the traditional sink basins. So they are more visible and make a major design statement. They are now produced in a variety of unique and kitchen friendly materials including stones, glass and wood.
Jack Healy is part owner of Sinks Gallery and Copper Sinks Online. Sinks Gallery offers the largest collection of artisan and designer kitchen, bath and bar sinks available in North America. Copper Sinks Online offers an extensive variety of hand hammered copper sinks. As a 20 year veteran of the plumbing industry, Jack has written several articles aimed at helping the homeowner make more informed choices when purchasing plumbing products.
As the world has evolved over the years, there have been significant developments in the materials used and the designs of the bathroom sinks. Nowadays, sink is the most important accessory in any modern bathroom and proper choice of sinks to ones bathroom will not only satisfy the members of the family but also the guests and friends using it. There are plenty of varieties of sinks from the classic style ones of the past to the new and the funky designs that are fast becoming a fashion statement of the modern bathrooms. The different types of sinks that are readily available in the market are pedestal sinks, wall mount sinks, vanity sinks, contemporary sinks and vessel sinks.
With a top mount sink, you basically just need a hole in the counter that the sink will drop into. This type of sink has a flange, or lip, that runs all the way around the sink and sits on top of the counter top. Because this flange overhangs the counter, the edge of the hole does not have to be finished. In fact, if the hole is kind of ragged, no one will ever know as long as you use a top mounted sink. The sink is then fastened from below the counter with screws and small plates that hold the sink in place.
If your counter is attached, you have gravity working against you. You will need to epoxy the sink and clamp it in place so the epoxy can dry. The most important part of this process is to let the epoxy dry at least as long as the manufacturer recommends. You can’t go wrong by letting the epoxy dry for a longer period of time, but you WILL get in trouble if you do not let the epoxy set for the at least the proper amount of time. The result can be a sink that feels secure, but fails under the load of water and dishes. That is not a pretty sight, so be sure to let the epoxy dry.
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