Understanding What a Vessel Sink Is

Understanding What a Vessel Sink Is

  • The Lynch Group
  • 01/7/22
The bathroom is often overlooked when it comes to making home improvements that add style to your home.
You can do a lot with your bathroom. This includes painting it, changing the fixtures, or adding accent decorations. A vessel sink is becoming more popular among homeowners.
These sinks may not be right for everyone, but they are great for making a splash in a bathroom. You don’t need to know much about vessel sinks or how they would look in your bathroom. This article will explain the basics of vessel sinks and show you how they compare to more traditional sinks.

Vessel Sinks: the Insiders

Bathrooms are generally quite basic in terms of how they arrange the sink. A basin is placed into a countertop, and in many cases it is an actual part. This gives you a recessed space to wash your hands or do anything else you might need a sink.
They are functional and more attractive than metal sinks, which can be found in utility and kitchen areas. Bathroom sinks aren’t very distinctive.
Vessel sinks can be used in the same way as traditional basin sinks, but with a more fashionable flair. Vessel sinks are not recessed sinks that are built into countertops. Instead, they are made from a standing vessel or sculpted basin that sits on top or partially beneath the counter.
This unique design creates a sink that evokes nostalgia for Victorian-era hardware.
The faucet is typically mounted separately from the vessel. It can be mounted to the counter or to a wall to enhance the overall appearance and highlight the differences between traditional basins and vessel sinks.

Vessel Sink Installation

Vessel sink installation is a lot simpler than other plumbing jobs. However, it can also be more difficult to do wrong if you’re not careful.
Installing a vessel sink in a semi-recessed location is possible. However, it’s important to ensure that the faucet hardware is installed correctly and that the drain hole in your countertop is large enough to accommodate the vessel drain. One of these sinks could theoretically be installed by one person with a basic understanding of the process.
There are still some things to remember when installing the counter. Because vessel sinks are more susceptible to splashing than traditional sinks, the counter must be large enough to hold them.
A good vertical height is required to fit the sink. Even a small vessel sink can increase the area by 6 inches. You’ll also need to allow for the faucet hardware.
As with traditional sinks you will need to mount and seal the sink. This is because the vessel may leak around the drain, causing potential damage to the countertop beneath it.

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