Kelli Pope. Sinks. July 05th , 2017.
Vessel sinks are sinks that sit on top of a counter rather than being lowered into or mounted under it. Most often the vessel is a round bowl shaped vessel but the basin can be any size or shape. Other than bowls, square basins are popular. Vessel sinks can be made out of a variety of materials but the most popular are glass, stone, or metal. The vessel can sit directly on the counter or on a base which builds it up more. If you have this kind of sink you need to think carefully about the faucets that you use. They need to be able to get the water up and over the vessel edge and the controls need to be easily accessible. Vessel sinks are trendy and are most often seen in homes that feature modern design and decorating. You can use a vessel sink in any bathroom that has counter space.
It is always better to get your sinks with predrilled holes on it. Most sinks tend to have about four holes drilled in them. However based on your necessity you can add or reduce the number of holes present in the sink. You can use readymade plugs available to cover unused holes and also get a hole drilled if you need more holes. As sinks are available in a variety of materials you have to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the common materials used to build sinks. This would allow you to select the right sink material to suit your needs.
Now it’s time to install the new sink into the counter. With the sink upside-down, gently squeeze a line of silicone caulk around the outer edge. Flip the sink over and carefully place it in position. Measure carefully to make sure that it’s parallel with the front edge of the counter, and adjust if necessary before the caulk sets. If there are any mounting clips or other bracing required for your sink, install them now.
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.
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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