Are vessel sinks outdated?

Vessel sinks haven’t completely lost their popularity and are still a trendy choice for remodels and new builds. This seems a point of contention among designers and consumers alike but if you’re the type to play it safe in home design, we recommend a more traditional under-mount sink.

Are vessel sinks a fad?

But there’s certainly one trend that’s stood the test of time and continues to pop up in bathroom designs all over Pinterest. The Vessel Sink. That’s right, vessel sinks are just as popular as ever and continue to evolve into some gorgeous custom designs.

Do vessel sinks break easily?

These sinks are relatively inexpensive and are very easy to clean and maintain, however, they can break quite easily. Rapid temperature changes, over-tightening of the drain, strong impacts, and improper installation can cause the sink to crack. Stone Stone is the next most popular material when choosing a vessel sink.

Do vessel sinks splash?

A common concern or misconception about having a vessel sink is that the water splash will end up all over your countertop. Sometimes this is true but the splash rarely is because of the vessel sink. Vessel sinks that are less than 16 inches in diameter and less than 4 inches deep are more likely to have splash issues.

What do you call a sink that sits on top of the counter?

A vessel sink is a sink, most commonly installed in a bathroom, that sits on top of the vanity countertop, unlike most commonly known undermount sinks that are installed under the counter.

What is wrong with vessel sinks?

Because of the exposed edges of the basin, they are prone to chipping and breakage. Stability. Vessel sinks are secured only at one point, rather than the entire perimeter. A recessed vessel sink, which sinks about half-way into the vanity but not as far as a drop-in sink, adds greater stability.

Where do you place a vessel sink?

Since vessel sink faucets can be placed anywhere around the perimeter of the vessel sink, you need to think carefully about where to position the faucet relative to the sink and in the space of your vanity. You should place your faucet so that the spout is directly over the drain or center of your basin.

Do you caulk around a vessel sink?

From beneath the countertop, use silicone caulk to seal the seam between the vessel sink and the edges of the countertop hole. This will keep moisture from dripping down.

How do I stop my vessel sink from moving?

To make the vessel sink stable & not moving, please apply a small bead of caulk to the bottom of the sink around the edge and carefully set it in place while keeping it centered over the hole.

Why do vessel sinks splash more?

Vessel sinks that are less than 16 inches in diameter and less than 4 inches deep are more likely to have splash issues. The most common culprit contributing to splash is high water velocity. Your bathroom sink water flow rate should be somewhere around 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm).