Vessel Sink Buying Guide
A vessel sink offers a versatile and dramatic touch for any bathroom. These sinks can provide a modern focal point for your entire room or be incorporated into a sleek and sophisticated vanity. Your choice of vessel sinks will depend on a variety of factors and the wrong selection can make for an awkward design element in your bathroom. To help you choose the right item for your vanity area, we have provided a vessel sink buying guide below.
Type of Mount
Many people think of top-mount bowl-shaped sinks when they hear the word vessel. Vessel sinks can also be partially recessed into the counter top and under mounted for a more traditional look. Ensure the vessel sink you select will be compatible with your counter top and your mounting choice.
Size and Height
Not all vessel sinks are created equal, and it is essential you choose a piece that will fit your cabinetry. The sink's diameter or width must fit any pre-cut sections if you are choosing to under mount or partially recess. Even if you want the sink mounted on top of the counter, you may want to avoid selecting a 24 inch sink for an 18-inch counter top. You also need to be aware of sink depth. Not only does the height of the sink need to work for your counter and mounting requirements, but it should also be designed for your space and needs.
Faucet and Drain
In addition to choosing a sink, you will probably need to choose fixtures. Vessel sinks typically require a unique faucet and drain selection due to their height and shape. A counter mounted vessel sink usually stands five inches or more above the surface. This requires a specialized vessel faucet that comes up from the cabinet and over the side. Usually these fixtures have single levers integrated into the design for easy to reach temperature and water volume control. You will also need to purchase a matching drain that fits the size of hole in your sink.
Vessel sinks are made from a variety of material. Our vessel sink selection includes pieces created from glass, granite, travertine, copper, marble and various other beautiful stone. You want to choose a material that will work with your existing decor.
Shape and Color
Our vessel sink selection ranges from solid and traditional to unique and sublime. You can choose round, oval, square, oblong and many other shapes. We also offer almost any color you can imagine, making it easy to make a bold statement with your sink choice.
In addition to style choices, you also need to pick a vessel sink that will provide full functionality for your room. This means the sink must integrate with your cabinet. Once you narrow choices down to appropriate sizes, you will also need to ensure the sink fits with plumbing cutouts. Does your counter have a predrilled hole for plumbing elements, or is it a custom piece? Make sure you consult with your builder or plumber for measurements.