When it comes to designing your bathroom, it pays to be cautious which type of sink you’re going to install.
Vanities and bathroom sinks differ in style. Some homeowners even feel overwhelmed with the choices that confront them. At the end of the day, you’ll want a sink that matches the size of your bathroom, its users, and the overall design theme of your bathroom.
On this post, we’ll talk about the different types of a bathroom sink. Know the pros and cons of your available options before contacting a bathroom sink supplier and installer.
1. Self-rimming sink
Also referred to as a top mount sink, this type of sink is undeniably one of the most popular. And it’s easy to understand why as a self-rimming sink is also the easiest to install. As its name suggests, only the rim part of the sink sits on top of the countertop. You have greater freedom when it comes to the material you would like to use. Since this sink no longer requires tedious work, it also takes a short time to install. You can’t wipe spills or dirt directly into the sink but if you want a minimalist look for your bathroom, this type can be a good choice.
2. Vessel sink
If you’re leaning toward a bold look for your bathroom, a vessel or countertop sink may be a great choice for you. This type of sink is bowl-shaped and sits on the top of the counter. It can hold plenty of water and is generally higher. You’ll want to be careful, though, to ensure it does not sit too high. Cleaning can also be a bit challenging as you’ll have to pay extra attention to the base and the back of your sink.
3. Pedestal sink
If you have limited space in your bathroom and don’t mind the absence of storage spaces underneath your sink, a pedestal type can work great for you. A pedestal sink can help conceal pipework but cleaning can also be a bit tricky as you need to cover the back area of the pedestal. Other than that, this sink type can be visually-pleasing too especially if you prefer a classic look for your bathroom.
4. Undermount sink
This type of sink works great for busy bathrooms. Cleaning is a breeze as you can wipe spills into the sink. An undermount sink will require a solid countertop, which you’ll also be able to make full use of. You can also install storage space below.
5. Wall-mounted sink
For a minimalist look, a wall-mounted sink can be the perfect choice for you. Since the sink is supported by the wall and does not require a countertop, you can enjoy wider floor space for your bathroom. A wall-mounted sink can be ideal for a powder room as you won’t need too much storage space. You’re free to decide on the height of your sink to ensure comfortable use.
6. Vanity sink
A vanity sink comes with a cabinet vanity that allows for plenty of storage space. This makes it ideal for master bedrooms. For your vanity sink, you can choose between a self-rimming, undermount, or vessel type of sink. Here at Universal Marble and Granite, we have beautiful designs you can choose from, from marble, granite, or engineered stone. We also offer stainless steel sink designs. Design opportunities are almost limitless as we can work with you in customizing your vanity and bathroom sink.
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Don’t let your bathroom investment go down the drain. Choose a sink carefully. If you need further information, don’t hesitate to contact reputable contractors near you.
If you’re in Charleston, SC, you can call us at (843)767-7779 or visit our showroom at 7265 Peppermill Parkway, North Charleston, SC 29418. We’ll be more than happy to assist you design and build that perfect bathroom sink for your needs.