Glass Vessel Sink Buying Guide
One of the easiest ways to bring a clean, crisp look to your bathroom vanity area is by incorporating a glass vessel sink. These sinks come in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. You may think that glass sinks will always be clear and transparent, but you can have opaque or solid color glass as well. You can even have multiple colors in a glass sink. The craftsmen who created these bowls are experts and have many methods to create such outstanding designs within such a functional object. One of the keys to matching a glass vessel sink to your bathroom is getting a sink that fits appropriately in size and style. Looking through this collection is sure to bring inspiration and solidify the vision for the look of the space. The buying guide below will help you purchase the perfect sink.
Type of Mount
One of the most important specifications for a vessel sink is the type of mounting options it will work with. Not all vessel sinks are made for top counter mounting, for example. There are some vessel sinks made especially for partially recessed installations or under counter mounts. You should read the specification for the sinks you are choosing from to make sure the product you purchase will work with your desired installation preferences. There are many unique vanities throughout this site that are made specifically to be used with a vessel sink style.
Size and Height
Once you find a sink that will work with your installation preferences, you must also verify that the sink will actually fit your counter top and cabinet. You should check the width dimension for your sink to ensure it will fit in any cutouts. Aside from the width or circumference, the height of the piece itself is an important detail to take into consideration. If you plan to top mount the vessel sink, you will want a sink that is not bigger than your counter top. Additionally, you need to make sure the depth of the sink is appropriate for your cabinet if under mounting. You do not want the sink to interfere with drawers, doors or pipes. Keep in mind that some of the deeper bowls will stand higher up than a standard sink. This is a factor to keep in mind when thinking about the people who will be using it and for deciding the correct vanity base to purchase with it.
Faucet and Drain
Some vessel sinks require specialty fixtures. This is especially true if you are top mounting the sink. Top mounted vessels require a tall vessel faucet spout that will clear the side of the sink. Normally, this type of vessel sink also requires a single hole faucet configuration. This means the faucet comes up as one piece from the counter and the control lever for water flow and temperature is usually on top. Vessel sinks do not have an overflow drain like those found in standard sinks. This is usually not a factor when considering using this type of sink, if anything, it may not make the best choice for a child’s bathroom.
Our glass sinks come in a variety of styles and colors. They are easy to clean and make a durable and elegant accent, particularly in contemporary rooms. Taking care of each piece is easy with regular household glass cleaner or vinegar and water. The glass used in the production of these sink vessels is tempered which means it is four to five times as strong as regular glass. This makes a big difference when considering how it will be used. Looking over the many amazing designs, it is easy to admire and respect the craftsmanship that is used when creating the piece.
Shape and Color
Since our glass vessel sinks come in a variety of shapes and colors, you can find an item that will match your decor. Try to choose a color that goes with more permanent elements in your room, such as wall or cabinetry. Matching the sink to the shower curtain can be troublesome if you later replace the shower curtain. It is much easier to match shower curtain and other elements to the more permanent elements in your room. In many cases the shape of the piece is a large part of the artistic element that the vessel adds to the space. The vanity is often the focal point of the bathroom, adding one of these unique glass vessel sinks will make this spot even more outstanding. Many of the shapes are very unique and far different than a standard sink and yet are engineered to perform the same functions and they do this very well.
Plumbing concerns are a major part of any sink selection. Ensure you have a basic understanding of the existing plumbing in your home and are able to understand sink specification to purchase the right items. With a vessel type sink, it is important to understand that they do not work with most standard faucet types. They generally require a faucet style that is taller. There are many faucets of this type available on other pages within this website that the glass vessel is ordered from. A chrome pop-up drain and mounting ring are included with many of the selections featured here. Having the right tools to connect the water lines to the faucet and the vessel to the base is the best way to ensure the job is done properly. If you are not sure, it is always best to consult someone familiar with plumbing such as a local handyperson or a professional plumber.
When just the right piece has been selected and all the measurements work out, it is very easy to order directly from this site. If there are any questions or concerns about a piece or the accessories that go along with it, a customer service representative can be contacted in a message through the website or by phone. Free shipping to the contiguous 48 states is included.