Vessel Sink Materials For Vessel Sink Vanities

Vessel sink bathroom vanities are a functional but sophisticated choice that's been getting a lot of attention. Whether you're building your dream home or just thinking about a bathroom remodel, you should think about including one of these great sinks in your plans. Your bathroom will be a pleasant place to stay, and you'll feel right at home.

However, the choice of a vessel sink can seem relatively complicated. After all, there are so many options out there to choose from. You may wonder which is the best shape and style, or what material is going to be best for your home. Let's take a look at all the material options available for vessel sinks, and the advantages and downsides of each.

Stone double vessel sink vanity

Glass - This is probably the most popular material for vessel sink vanities.  It's attractive and interesting, and there are plenty of options.  You just need to make sure you rinse sinks of this type carefully. Don't be worried about breakage, though.  Vessel sinks made from glass are as much as three quarters of an inch thick and made from tempered glass.  They're not easily breakable, and glass is extremely easy to take care of.  Just don't use harsh abrasives to clean it.

Stone - For those who don't need to worry about their budget, sinks made from natural stone are a beautiful, durable choice.  You can find vessel sinks in all kinds of stone, from granite and marble to travertine and onyx.  They may need special cleaning to prevent mineral buildup, and they have a high price tag, but they're truly attractive choices.  This porous material will need to be sealed from time to time.  Concrete is another popular choice that's similar to stone.

A cast aluminum vessel sink vanity
A cast aluminum vessel sink vanity

Ceramic - Easy to clean and classic in looks, ceramics are a great pick for anyone with a traditional looking home. Some even resemble old fashioned washing basins. Highly heat resistant and one of the lowest maintenance materials, this is the vessel sink for people who don't want to worry about complex cleaning routines.

Metal - Anti-bacterial, beautiful, and unique looking, copper and bronze are also good choices, as are nickel and brass. Look for vessel sinks in these metals that are thick enough not to dent, and remember that all copper and bronze sinks will patina over time. Pre-coated sinks will retain their brilliance for longer, but all of these metallic sinks should be expected to turn brownish over time. For many, this is a desirable feature.

No matter which material you choose for your vessel sink bathroom vanity, be sure you buy one that's high in quality. Make certain you also know the amount of space you have, and that there's enough counter clearance around the sink for it not to look crowded. A sink with little counter space around it may also be inconvenient, and glass and ceramic types are more likely to break in this kind of situation.

Pay attention to the styles you prefer, and make a list of the materials and looks you like best while you're shopping. Going online to find out all your options is an excellent choice, since Internet retailers can maintain a much larger selection than most local sellers. You'll see all the vessel sinks there are to see, and have a good idea of what's available. That makes it a lot easier to choose the one that's right for you.

Vessel sink vanities can be as simple or as ornate as you like
Vessel sink vanities can be as simple or as ornate as you like

Which material do you think works best for bathroom vanity sinks?

  • Glass
  • Stone
  • Ceramic
  • Metal
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renovations perth 5 years ago

Vessel sinking has been secured only one point, rather than the entire perimeter. Nestled in a vessel sink, which will sink about half way to the vanity, but not as much as "drop-in sink, add stability

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