widely used vanities in bathrooms these days. It is a type of sink that rests on a counter-top or on the top of a piece of furniture, rather than being inserted like traditional drop-ins or undermount sinks. But these types of sinks are preferably found in bathrooms only, not in kitchen as their styles and sizes are not appropriate for a kitchen environment. These kind of vanities tend to make your bathroom look more bigger, neat and spacious by adding elegance and giving the room a grand and appealing effect. Made up of various types of materials including ceramic, glass, copper, stone, stainless steel or marble, they are now being found in more households because of their lavish and unique style.
Before the availability of those modern vessel sinks, traditional sinks were hugely in demand. So, before adding those sinks to your bath remodel, you should first compare those to the traditional sinks that you are familiar with previously. The illustrated comparison below can help you out:
- Endurance and materials: The persistence of any sink or vessel, depends upon the materials of which the sink is made up of. A copper vessel sink requires additional care for its proper maintenance, but a glass vessel sink can stand up well even to harsh cleansers because of its scratch and abrasion resistant property. A stone vessel sink, also scratch resistant can also retain heat well. Whereas a bamboo vessel sink having a special protective layer in it prevents the sink from rotting. Even a drop of water gets drained quickly without staying much longer.
- Installation: Vessel sinks are quiet simpler in installing than any other types of sinks. A modern vessel sink can also be reused with an old countertop. A vessel sink will sit on top of the countertop or will get slightly recessed into it but a traditional sink requires a custom-cut countertop. In vessel sinks, the height of the bath vanity turns to be a bit diminished than any other traditional bathroom sinks.
- Maintenance: Proper care and maintenance of a sink solely depends on the type of materials being used. This determines whether additional care or maintenance is required or not. Because vessels and traditional sinks not necessarily, require any certain level of maintenance.
- Faucets: As compared to traditional sinks with atleast three holes for the spout, vessel faucets require only one hole in its countertop. Today there are several companies providing combo packs for these faucets and sinks. It includes sink with matchable faucets. This makes your kitchen look more adorable as compared to sinks bought with distinct faucets.