Bathroom sinks or basins are a major part of our lives. The function is for our own personal hygiene, but after the functionality of your sink will come the design to fit your bathrooms decor. Bathroom sinks come in two distinct types. Then from these two types come many different styles, sizes, shapes and colors.
Bathroom vanities are cabinets that will hold your bathroom sink. Bathroom vanities come with one door, two doors, or one or two doors with a row of drawers. The function of the bathroom vanity is to give you storage for your bathroom and keep that storage out of plain sight. The counter top for your bathroom vanity can be a standard counter with a hole for your bathroom sink, or a molded sink type counter top. Counter tops can be made of a lament, granite, marble, Corean, concrete, ceramic tile, or plastic. No matter what style the counter top the sink will hook up to the water and drain the same way. This will be with a mechanical pop-up or drain assembly, and water lines to the faucet.
Granite counter tops with an under mount sink are one of the nicest finishes you could put into a bathroom. To install an under mount bathroom sink you will need the people you buy the granite from to install the sink in place when they install the counter top. They will drill the holes to accommodate your bathroom faucets. After the sink is set and dried you can do your drain and water hook-ups. If you have a ceramic or porcelain bathroom sink going into your bathroom vanity you will need to use silicone to hold the sink into place. Also a molded counter top with a sink will have to be silicone to the top of your bathroom vanity. Steel bathroom sinks will have clamps that hold the sink in place.
Pedestal sinks are the second type of bathroom sink. This type uses a pedestal to hold up the sink. The pedestal is used to conceal the p-trap and the drain. All the pedestals that I have installed are white in color. This will pretty much decide your other fixture’s color. (toilet and shower or bathtub)
To install the pedestal sink you will need to follow the directions provided. These will tell you the height of the sink to install the bracket on the wall. After installing the bracket you could install the bathroom faucets and the drain. Then set the pedestal in place, silicone the back of the sink and set onto the wall bracket. This should allow the sink to sit gently on the pedestal as well. Now screw in the lag bolts to hole the sink firmly.
With both styles of sinks to finish the installation hookup the drain and the water lines. Turn on the water and check for leaks.
Wall mounted style
One other style of sink is the wall mounted style. This is the same as the pedestal except that there is no pedestal.