The ABCs of Bathroom Sinks

Posted on December 6, 2018

A sink is an indispensable part of any bathroom. If you visit any bathroom showroom, you will never find a display showcase without a sink. While most sinks are simply bowl shaped fixtures that are attached to a wall, a pedestal, or installed in a countertop, there are still a few factors you need to consider when shopping for the right sink for your bathroom. Here is a short list of some of the more common types of bathroom sinks.

The Undercounter Sink

As the name implies, undercounter sinks are installed or mounted “under” the counter of a sink. To do this, the edge of your countertop should be visible during the installation process of the sink. This means that the hole for your sink should be cut to exacting specifications unlike normal countertop sinks where a hole cut to approximate measurements is enough.

The Countertop Sink

As stated above, a countertop sink is installed over a counter. Compared to an undercounter sink, this type of sink is easier to install since you can simply cut a rough hole and the edges of your sink can cover the roughly hewn edges of your countertop.

The Pedestal Sink

This is a type of sink that sits atop a pedestal as the name implies. If you visit a bathroom showroom, you will see that pedestal sinks are often used for smaller bathrooms. This is because they do not take up as much space compared to a sink that requires a countertop.

The Console Sink

A console sink is closely related to a pedestal sink. Unlike a pedestal sink however, a console sink has a slightly larger footprint due to the presence of a limited amount of counter space.

These are just four of the most popular options for bathroom sinks. To learn more about bathroom sinks in general, visit a good bathroom showroom today.

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