Heidi Gilmore. Sinks. July 29th , 2017.
The last variety of sink has gotten more popular in the last decade or so. The fifth type of sink is called the vessel sink. A vessel sink is a basin that sits n top of the counter. They can be any shape but the most popular ones are circular or oval shaped bowls and square basins. The vessel sinks are hard to clean because you have to try to reach into the small space between the vessel and the counter, but they look very nice.
If you don’t mind the extra work, you can increase (or decrease) the size of the sink in your kitchen. If you have a small kitchen and feel like you need to downsize your large sink, you’ll need to replace some or all of your countertop. On the other hand, if you have a large kitchen, large family, or simply love to cook, your small sink may not be sufficient and an upsize is in order, in which case you’ll need to cut the sink hole larger (which may require special tools).
Nowadays kitchen sinks are made from materials such as of porcelain, stainless steel or copper. The copper sink that most people desire for their kitchens, dates back to ancient times and this art form has passed down through several generations along with various varieties of artistic copper work and contemporary designs. Copper sinks are usually done by talented artisans with their exquisite craftsmanship. Hand made copper sinks have unique decorative art work which the commercially produced one lacks. Many people prefer copper sinks over the other type of sinks for its amazing beauty due to its sheen and iridescence after aging.
The first type of sink is the vanity sink. This is a sink that is installed into a cabinet of some kind. It can be a stand-alone cabinet or a series of cabinets that cover an entire wall. The sink is usually installed in one of two ways. The first is when the sink is molded to the counter. In this case the sink is indistinguishable from the rest of the counter. The second type of installation is a self rimming installation. In this case the sink is lowered into a hole cut in the counter that is slightly small than the rim of the sink. The sink sits on the counter just outside of all four sides of the hole. This option is good for master bathrooms or larger second bathrooms in your home where you need a lot of storage.
Make sure you have aligned and measured the clips to their mate which is on the underside of the sink. Next, you should attach them to the underside of the counter-top and drive each nut into place. Some of the sinks manufactured today are made from enamel cast-iron or porcelain. These are classified as self-rimming as they usually rest on the source of the counter-top meaning they do not need clips. Though such models are simple to install they have a raised edge that does not allow you to clean debris from the counter-top directly to the sink. Apply a silicone sealant before lowering the sink into position. Reconnect the disposal, trap and supply, and then turn on the water supply. Test the taps ensuring they are operating properly. Wait for a few hours allowing the silicone sealant to dry completely before cleaning up.
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