Sink Buying Guide United Granite NJ
What to consider when buying a bathroom sink
Having decided to buy a washbasin, first decide on the following parameters:
- sizes: the most popular models are from 50 to 60 cm wide, 40 cm deep. If the bathroom has a small area, then you can purchase a mini-sink of smaller dimensions;
- material: sanitary ware and sanitary porcelain are the most popular materials that are characterized by an attractive appearance, ease of surface maintenance, and durability. Heat-resistant glass sinks have a stylish design, but they are also more expensive;
- a type. The console model assumes fastening directly to the wall, the communications wiring is masked by decorative overlays. A sink with a pedestal (tulip) is the most popular modification. Overhead washbasins save space – they can be installed on the countertop of the cabinet, special models are designed for installation on a washing machine;
- shape: the sink in the bathroom can be rectangular, square, round, oval, triangular – the choice will be determined by the user’s taste, as well as the configuration of the room;
- color: today plumbing does not have to be white – there are different colors of washbasins on the market.
What do you get when you pay top dollar for a kitchen or bathroom sink? Despite the hype sink prices have little to do with performance. We also found that the manufacturer isn’t as important as the material.
Focus on the material. Our tests showed that the material is more important than the manufacturer. Similar materials performed similarly across brands, so we based our evaluations of sinks entirely on materials.
Count the holes. Most kitchen and bathroom sinks come with mounting holes drilled for faucets. If you’re buying a new faucet for an existing sink or vice versa, you’ll need to match the hardware to the number and spacing of the holes in the sink. You can install a baseplate to cover an extra hole in the sink or countertop, but don’t try to drill additional holes in an existing sink or countertop.
Think about installation and repairs. Replacing a faucet and sink together is easier because the faucet can be mounted in the sink or counter before the sink is put in place. Most kitchen and bathroom faucets come with a lifetime warranty that covers leaks and stains. But if you have a problem, the manufacturer will give you just the replacement part. It will be up to you to install it.