Want a glass sink but don't have slightest idea how to buy one? Then these rules are for you.
1. Know your sinks How durable are these sinks? These sinks are tempered. Tempered glass is regular glass that has been heated to a very high temperature, and then quickly cooled. This procedure strengthens glass, making it 5-7 times stronger than regular glass.
Sink glass is fairly thick. Typical thicknesses range from ½ inch to ¾ inch. You can go about your normal grooming habits such as brushing your teeth, combing your hair, shaving, applying make-up, etc without worrying about breakage.
Like look of these above counter glass sinks, but don’t want glass? Consider a porcelain vessel sink. You’ll get look without worry.
2. Know your space The most popular bowl sinks are 15-20 inches in diameter, about width of your keyboard. They’re about 5-8 inches deep, about length from base of your wrist to your ring or middle finger.
Make sure that you have appropriate amount of space to accommodate sink and accessories, plus maintain ample space away from edge of counter and wall so that “fear of leaning on it” factor is no longer a factor. 12-15 inches around entire sink will do.
Don’t have much space? Then try a pedestal sink. Pedestal sinks are sinks that are pre-mounted on a space saving pedestal. Don’t want to sacrifice floor space? Try a wall mounted glass sink countertop. Both options will give you an ultra modern sink while conserving space.
Have a large bathroom to fill? A glass vessel sink vanity can help consume some space. You’ll get a glass sink and a roomy counter that comes together.
3. Know your traffic Since children have uncanny ability to break things, you may want to rethink putting a glass vessel sink in a young child’s bathroom. Children over age 10 tend to be more conscientious of their surroundings, and your glass sink stands a greater chance of survival around children of that age or older. In general, less foot traffic around it, better.