Bathroom sink options for today’s consumers are vast, covering a broad spectrum of types, colors, and styles. Knowing all the options available to you can make the process of choosing your bathroom sink less confusing and more enjoyable. So below some different types of bathroom sinks are there.
Different Types of Bathroom Sinks
1. Self Rimming Sinks
- Self-rimming sinks also called Drop in sinks, are installed above the countertop.
- These sinks have a rolled and finished rim that sits above the countertop and keeps it in place.
- A self-rimming sink is the easiest type of sink to install because it can be replaced without having to alter your countertop.
- It can be used with any kind of material which makes it easy to adapt to your bathroom style.
2. Undermount Sinks
- Undermount sinks are installed from underneath a solid surface countertop such as granite, marble or concrete.
- These types of sinks are customized, meaning that the hole that is cut into the countertop is specifically sized for the sink.
- The customization can make replacing an undermount sink challenging.
3. Pedestal Sinks
- Pedestal sinks are freestanding sinks that are supported by a small column that sits beneath the sink.
- These types of sinks are not set in the vanity.
- A pedestal sink is an excellent method to provide more space in small bathrooms, that don’t require storage space.
4. Vessel Sinks
- Vessel sinks sit atop the vanity counter so that the bottom of a sink is in line with the countertop. This is called the above-counter installation.
- Occasionally, the sink is partially set in the countertop (recessed installation) but there is still a considerable amount of space above the countertop.
- Vessel sinks come in various materials such as ceramic, glass, stone, and much more.
5. Console Sinks
- Console sinks are wall-mounted sinks that sit upon 2 or 4 legs for support.
- There is usually no or limited countertop space.
- The plumbing drain and supply lines are exposed so matching the material with your faucet are best for a more cohesive look.
6. Wall Hung Sinks
- Wall hung sinks are installed directly against the wall, helping to conserve floor space in smaller bathrooms.
- They don’t have a countertop or vanity. Wall hung sinks can have plumbing drains and supply lines exposed.
- An optional concealed arm or wall support can be purchased to keep these items disclosed. Towel bars can also be purchased separately to be used with this sink.