There are a lot of different types and styles of sinks available on the market today. All of the major plumbing fixtures manufacturers offer a large selection of sinks. Some of the most common sink types include bathroom sinks, kitchen sinks, bar sinks, commercial sinks, as well as laundry and utility sinks. Bathroom sinks include under mount sinks as well as vessel sinks. Kitchen sinks are available in under mount, top mount, as well as apron front configurations. Various manufacturers use different types of materials to construct the sinks. The most popular materials used for bathroom sinks are ceramic, porcelain, glass, as well as stone. Furthermore, kitchen sinks are typically constructed from solid stainless steel, copper, fireclay, as well as granite.
Bathroom sinks are available in various styles, sizes, and colors. The two main types of bathroom sinks are lavatory sinks and vessel sinks. Lavatory sinks are under mounted into the countertop. Under mount sinks require a large opening in the countertop and can be installed in any surface type including marble, granite, tile, as well as laminate. Undermount sinks are very practical as well as durable. Moreover, vessel sinks that are mounted on top of the countertop are increasing in popularity due to their unique design as well as their simple installation process. Vessel sinks are typically constructed from tempered glass or from ceramic material.
Kitchen sinks are the main focus points of any kitchen; therefore, it is important to choose a kitchen sinks that will work well with the existing space and will be practical and convenient to use on daily basis. Some kitchen sinks are installed inside a countertop completely, these kitchen sinks are referred to as undermount sinks. While other kitchen sinks have an exposed apron front and under mounted sides, these sinks are known as apron front sinks or farmhouse sinks. Moreover, another kitchen sink type that can be installed in any type of surface is a top mount sink. In is recommended that large kitchens have a double bowl kitchen sink while smaller kitchens should have a single bowl kitchen sink or a corner kitchen sink to conserve countertop space.
Choosing an ideal sink and faucet may seem like a daunting task to any homeowner. Plumbing manufacturers offer s a wide variety of different sinks as well as faucets which makes it extremely difficult to coordinate the sink specifications with the specifications of the faucet. In order to assist the buyers in purchasing a sink and faucet that will accentuate their new decor and be both highly durable and practical, various manufacturers have created various sink and faucet combo deals. Combo deals will include all the necessary mounting hardware for both the sink and the faucet. Moreover, purchasing a combo deal is more cost effective that purchasing the sink and the faucet separately.
When building or remodeling the laundry room in the house, it is a good idea to install a utility sink. Utility sinks, which are most often referred to as laundry sinks, are a great addition to a new home. Utility sinks are ideal for washing a few articles of clothing without having to run the washing machine. These sinks are also used to clean dirty objects without spreading the dirt into the kitchen or bathroom, as well as to presoak items before a wash. Laundry sinks are typically large in size and depth and are most often constructed from solid stainless steel; therefore, they are very durable.
Bar sinks are most often installed in the bar area of the kitchen. Bar sinks should be compact yet practical to use for rinsing glassware, discarding waste, as well as preparing cocktails. Bar sinks are mostly constructed from copper, stainless steel, or glass. All these materials are very durable and easy to maintain. Bar sinks are available in a variety of styles and configurations to fit any existing space. They are also sleek and modern and add glamour and pizazz to any kitchen. Bar sinks are a great addition to any kitchen; they add flair and style and are also very convenient for entertaining company.
Commercial sinks are used in any industry that requires food preparation. Commercial sinks are typically installed in restaurant kitchens, schools, stadiums, as well as airports and office buildings. They are ideal for extensive food preparation. Typically, commercial sinks are constructed from high quality 16 gauge solid stainless steel. Stainless steel surfaces are easily cleaned and sanitized which is very important aspect in any commercial application. Furthermore, commercial sinks feature multiple compartments as well as drain boards. Moreover, most commercial sinks also feature a backsplash to prevent the water from spilling outside of the sink, as well as an overflow opening to ensure that the water does not over flow in the event of a drain blockage.
Pedestal sinks can be installed in any type bathroom. They are widely used in smaller sized bathrooms and/or powder rooms because they are compact and do not take up a lot of wall or floor space. Pedestal sinks feature a sink basin that is positioned at a comfortable standing height that is mounted on a pedestal base or leg. Furthermore, the sink basin will have pre-drilled openings for a faucet. The pedestal sinks can either be free standing or mounted against the wall with wall brackets for additional support. Pedestal sinks are usually constructed from vitreous china, enameled cast iron, tempered glass, wrought iron, stainless steel, and wood.
No bathroom remodel is complete until a new vanity top is installed. Vanity tops are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Some vanity tops have a large opening for an under mount sink while others may have a small drain hole for vessel sinks. Furthermore, the vanity tops will come predrilled for a faucet. There may be 3 openings for a 3-hole faucet, or they may have a single opening for a single hole faucet or a vessel sink faucet. The materials most commonly used for vanity tops are marble, granite, tile, glass, as well as laminate. Vanity tops can be wall mounted or mounted on top of a base depending on the specific vanity design.
Lavatory consoles are available in various configurations including wall mount, free standing, as well as corner mount. The design of the lavatory console will depend on the size of the bathroom as well as the overall bathroom décor. Lavatory consoles can be constructed from a wide variety of materials. Some of the mostly commonly used materials to manufacture lavatory consoles are vitreous china, fireclay, glass, wood, as well as metal. Moreover, many lavatory consoles will include drawers or shelves for storage as well as mounting hardware such as brackets as well as a p-trap. Furthermore, lavatory consoles may feature a single or a double sink.
Sinks are a vital part of any remodeling project. Choosing the sink that will ideally complement the new bathroom or the new kitchen will determine if the remodeling project is successful. Installing a new bathroom or kitchen sink is a simple home improvement project that will greatly increase the value of the home and will make it appear more modern and up to date. There are many differently types of sinks; furthermore, they come in many differently styles, types, sizes, colors, and materials. Browsing the internet for remodeling ideas will allow the homeowner to see how different sinks are installed and used.