Sinks come in all shapes and sizes. You can find kitchen sinks that have 1, 2, or 3 compartments all meant for different uses. There are also undermount or self-rimming styles, and sinks made out of stainless steel, porcelain or enamel over cast iron, composite material, granite composite, quartz composite, soapstone, or an integral solid surface that is part of the countertop material. Professional kitchens or commercial environments have different health code regulations than that of homes and bathrooms. The numbers of compartments are meant specifically for hand washing, prepping, or washing dishes
Bathroom sinks have their own personality and can really make a room pop with personality and style. There are deck-mounted and wall-mounted sinks, console or vessel sinks. Vessel sinks, known for their beauty and functionality, can be installed sitting on top of the countertop or sunk down up to half of its height into the countertop. The materials typically used in bathroom sinks can vary widely from enameled cast iron or vitreous china, to copper, glass, stone, or even wood.
When thinking about sink installation, consider the uses for the sink. For instance, is it a high-traffic area needing a durable material like in a kid’s bathroom? Is the room a small powder room only used for guests mainly? Is the sink going to need to house heavy pots and pans for soaking or washing? Is depth of the sink a factor? Also consider the amount of holes in the sink and choose your faucets, handles, and sprayers accordingly.
Sink installation is a project that some homeowners can undertake, but never underestimate the reliability of your plumber, especially if you have any hesitation! This will ensure that the connections are made correctly and the sink installation goes as smoothly as possible. No one wants to repeat a project they just finished.