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First, you need to consider which bathroom sink you are shopping for, who will use it, and how much space you have. Here are some tips that will come in handy when choosing a bathroom sink:
- Top mount sink
This is the most commonly used sink, and it is designed to sit on top of the counter. The sink mostly sits below the counter but the rim is visible above it. Rims can be either slim or chunky depending on the style that you choose. This sink is ideal for minimalist schemes and elegant en suites.
You cannot wipe spills from the counter directly into the sink.
They are suitable for most countertop materials, including laminate and wood. The cutout is usually covered by the sink and thus cannot be damaged. Top mount sinks are also less expensive to install on stone countertops because they do not need excessive polishing of the cutout edges like with an undermount sink.
- Under-mount sink
This type of sink sits beneath the counter and its rim is fixed beneath the countertop as opposed to being on top. It is ideal for family bathrooms.
This sink is only possible to install on a solid countertop like stone. It cannot be installed on laminate because it cannot be sealed well against moisture. Under-mount sinks usually cost more than top-mount ones.
It creates a seamless look because less of the sink is visible. Moreover, when water spills, it can be wiped into the sink without any barrier. This makes cleanup easier in family bathrooms.
- Wall-mounted sink
This sink is fixed onto the wall directly without using a countertop. It gives any bathroom a minimalist look and appears streamlined. Wall-mounted sinks are perfect for tiny spaces, where countertops would not be possible to install.
It has no storage space because of the absence of a countertop. Before going for a wall-mounted sink, you should consider your need for storage space. You should think about installing it in the powder room where space is not necessary.
This sink does not have cabinets beneath it, saving on space and leaving a visible floor area, which makes the bathroom feel bigger. A wall-mounted sink only works when all the plumbing is positioned inside the wall, giving it a clean look.
- Pedestal sink
If you prefer a simple wall-mounted sink but want your waste pipe to go through the floor, then a pedestal sink is the best choice. It is ideal for traditional schemes and period properties.
You will not have any space for storage under the sink or a countertop around it. Pedestal sinks are quite tricky to clean around because there is a gap between the back of the pedestal and the wall.
The pedestal sits between the floor and the underside of the sink, hiding the pipe work in between. It is also aesthetically pleasing and ideal for those who want to create a classical vibe in the bathroom.
- Vessel sink
This sink sits completely atop the countertop. However, some models are placed partially below the counter. A pottery vessel sink is especially beautiful thus ideal for en suite bathrooms.
Due to the height of the sink above the counter, careful planning is necessary to ensure that the sink is not too uncomfortable and high to use.
Vessel sinks are great for making a statement in the bathroom. They are also ideal for holding a lot of water because of their bowl-shaped design.