Carolina Lee. Sinks. January 31st , 2017.
Sinks are the most important part in any bathroom. It is very difficult to use a bathroom without a proper sink. It is also very difficult to conceive a modern day bathroom without the sink. Bathroom sinks available these days come in various styles, shapes ranging from the simplest one to the most luxurious and fancy one. Different varieties of bathroom sinks are seen like the one which is fixed to the wall or the one which is fixed on a pillar or a pedestal. Most of the sinks used in the bathrooms of public rest rooms are wall mounted ones as they require less space. But they can easily become unstable and wobbly if people tend to lean or sit on the wall mounted sink. The sturdiest of all the designs of bathroom sinks are the ones that are mounted on the countertops or cabinets. This is found to be more stable than the pedestal ones.
In the case of an undermount bar sink, the job is definitely more complicated. In fact, in most cases you will want to have a professional install your undermount sink. If you happen to have a hole prepared in your counter matching the specifications of your sink, you can attempt the job yourself. The actual mounting of the sink is not the hard part. The difficult part is usually making and finishing the sink hole. Since the sink mounts under the cabinet, there is no flange showing on the counter. This means the counter top has to have a rounded and finished edge leading down to the sink. This is where you are very likely to need a professional.
Vessel sinks are bowl-shaped basins that are the latest fashion for modern bathrooms. The vessel sink sits on top of the bathroom counter instead of being sunk into it. Tall vessel filler faucets or wall mount faucets must be used with these overcounter sinks. Vessel sinks can be made of vitreous china, ceramic, fireclay, copper, bronze, or glass.
Another reason to feel great about your stainless steel sink purchase is that according to the Specialty Steel Industry of North America, 300 series stainless steel, such as the 304 steel described earlier, is typically comprised of 75% to 85% post consumer recycled content. So stainless steel sinks give you strength, durability, and social responsibility all rolled into one package.
At this point everything that holds the sink in place will have been removed. Make sure you have carefully stored the pipes and clips you used as some of them may come in handy when installing the new sink. Lift the sink directly from the counter-top and place it in your garage or store room. You may need to do some cleaning on the area that is beneath the sink rim before you install a new sink.
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