How to Take Proper Care of Your Vessel Sink Vanity

Vessel sink vanities are extremely popular these days, and are a great choice for a bathroom that's a little different. However, buying the right sink and taking care of existing vessel sink vanities can be trickier than it looks. If you have or want one of these great sinks, you're going to want to know how to treat it. Here's a quick guide to caring for your vessel sink.

With proper care, your vanity can last a lifetime
With proper care, your vanity can last a lifetime
It is also important to know what material your faucet is made from
It is also important to know what material your faucet is made from

First, you're going to want to know about the material your sink is made of. Is it tempered glass, ceramic, stone, metal, or another substance? The material of your sink and how it was produced will affect how you're going to want to take care of it. If you've recently purchased your sink, be sure to read all care instructions for your material. If you've inherited an older vessel sink, look up the care for your material, whether it's copper or porcelain.

These large bowl sinks are generally placed directly on the counter, though some may be partially recessed. Maintaining this type of sink can be a little more complex than maintaining a standard recessed self rimming sink. However, if you know what you're doing, it doesn't have to be hard at all. Just be willing to clean your sink at least once monthly, and be sure to use the correct cleaners. Be gentle, and treat your sink well, and it'll last you for many years.

Every few weeks to once a month, you should spend a little bit of time using a gentle standard cleaner on your sink. The gentler the better, especially if you have a glass or porcelain sink. Use non-abrasive scrubbers to make sure you don't injure your sink's delicate surface and create spots that'll trap dirt. Be sure to remove hard water stains, since they can actually damage the basin in the long run. A little vinegar on a soft cloth will get these out of most surfaces.

Mineral buildup can be a real problem on stone vessel sink vanity basins. Look for a gentle calcium and lime remover to deal with these without causing damage to the sink. Copper sinks may also require this. While they may arrive coated to help them retain their brilliant luster, they'll lose that shine over time, and may even patina white or green over the years.

Some exotic vanities require a little extra care
Some exotic vanities require a little extra care

Be sure to clean the outside of your vessel vanity as well as the inside.  After all, grime can build up on the outside surface, and may be caught in the join between the sink and the top of the counter.  Cleaning these regularly will make your sink look much better, and will also contribute to the longevity of your vessel sink vanity.

Taking good care of your vessel vanity will help it last a long time, making your bathroom both beautiful and functional for many years.  It's really quite simple to treat these sinks well.  All you need to do is do a little bit of research and make sure you maintain your sink with gentle materials on a regular basis.  You'll be surprised by how simple it can be.

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