The Types of Sinks
There are several different varieties of bathroom sinks available for today’s homeowner, including pedestal sinks, wall mounted sinks, drop-in sinks, vessel sinks, corner sinks, and vanity cabinets.
Pedestal sinks are extremely popular with both new construction and older homes. This type uses a pedestal to support the basin and disguise the water lines and plumbing. Pedestal sinks are practical, space-saving choices because of their small footprint and simple installation. They are available for use on a straight wall, or specially designed for use in a corner. Corner style pedestal sinks are particularly useful for very small powder rooms. Pedestal sinks are most often made of vitreous china, ceramic, fireclay, or porcelain.
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.
Wall mount sinks
Wall mount sinks are a great solution for small bathrooms, as they are fixed to the wall and do not require floor supports. The supply lines and drain are visible underneath the sink. Wall mount sinks are simple, economical, and are also available in corner styles. They are most often made of vitreous china, ceramic, fireclay, or porcelain.
Undermount and Drop-In Sinks
Undermount and drop-in sinks are usually used with vanity cabinets, and either mount underneath the sink opening or simply drop into the sink opening. Because they are used with a countertop, these sinks offer a lot of space for toiletries. These sinks are usually made of vitreous china, ceramic, fireclay, or porcelain, but are sometimes available in unique copper, bronze, and glass options.
Console lavatory sinks require more space than pedestal sinks, but give a wonderful vintage look to your bathroom. Console sinks are mounted on two or more legs that offer both style and support to the top basin. The water supplies are exposed with this type of sink.
Choosing a sink to express your personal style is easy if you consider the information above. With so many options available at affordable prices, homeowners can create the bathroom of their dreams in just a few simple steps.