By Véronique Amandine. Bathroom Sink. Published at Thursday, February 15th, 2018 - 15:01:23 PM.
Before settling on an undermount bathroom sink, keep in mind that they can be difficult to install. If you are replacing the whole vanity or countertop, consider a one-piece unit that already has the sink attached. Choosing from the variety of colors and shapes is obviously a matter of personal preference. However, there are some important considerations when choosing between various materials.
There’s all sorts of materials used in the construction of modern bathroom sinks, each with their own unique advantages. Chrome, stainless steel, brass and copper are just some examples of materials that can deliver sophisticated designer style to a bathroom, with porcelain and glass arguably the two most popular contemporary options.
China and fireclay ceramic are the standard for bathroom sinks. Basic ceramic sinks are non-porous, durable, germ-resistant and relatively inexpensive. They can be painted and patterned, and formed into any shape. Of course, heavy objects may chip ceramic sinks.
Porcelain-enameled over cast iron is used in bathroom sinks often because it’s heavy and durable. It can be made in a wide variety of shapes of colors and is resistant to hot or cold objects. The problem is that once it’s damaged by sharp impact and the porcelain surface is breached, the cast iron will corrode.
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