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The 7 Enticing Benefits of a Vessel Sink
May 15, 2017

Define yourself. Define your style. It's time to talk vessel sinks.

Vessel sinks are the perfect fusion of beauty and affordability. The design possibilities are endless. They're direct descendants of the very first sink (a hand basin and pitcher), which makes them the epitome of classical décor.

But they're anything but ordinary. Some vessel sinks are adventurous, boldly hand-crafted from materials such as copper and bronze. They're exquisite enough to be regarded as pieces of art, but strong enough to withstand years of use.

Better yet, they're also affordable so you can finally tackle that bathroom renovation or half-bath update I know you've been dreaming of. So what are you waiting for? Unleash your creativity. Here are 7 benefits of owning a vessel sink:

  1. Variety: vessel sinks are manufactured in a variety of shapes and sizes, with dozens of different color and patterns to choose from.
  2. Beauty and style: these sinks range from sumptuous stone to whimsically colorful glass.
  3. Conversation piece: Their counter-top installation makes vessels stand out as a focal point
  4. Attractive prices
  5. Endless options for vanities: if you're a fan of upcycling or DIY projects, this one's for you. With a vessel sink, you can repurpose an old desk or dresser as your vanity, and customize the height for optimal comfort.
  6. Easy, space-saving installation: vessel sinks free up space underneath, as well as on top of, the vanity.
  7. Various material options. Here's a rundown:

Porcelain sinks are made from paste-like clay that is fired at temperatures around 2,000 °F. The result is a durable, water-proof sink with a smooth surface. Some porcelain sinks are manufactured with an additional triple-glazed, triple-fired coating - otherwise known as vitreous china. This technique makes the sinks more durable, denser, and glossier.

Porcelain Sinks

Most glass vessel sinks are made with tempered glass, which is manufactured using controlled thermal and chemical treatments to increase strength and durability. Tempered glass is safer because, if the sink is ever damaged, it crumbles into small granular chunks rather than jagged. Glass sinks can withstand very high temperatures and will not absorb odor or stains.

Glass Sinks

Hand-chiseled natural stone vessel sinks are available in materials such as granite, marble, onyx, sandstone, and limestone. Each stone sinks has unique coloring due to the natural variations within the stone slabs that the sinks are cut from.

Stone Sinks

Select brands of sinks are made from pure, all-natural bronze, which contains no artificial paints or resins. They are then finished with a beautiful aged patina.

Bronze Sinks

100% natural bamboo vessel sinks feature simple lines and warm hues. Bamboo is harder than Red Oak and Maple wood, has greater tensile strength than steel, and withstands compression better than concrete.

Bamboo Sinks

Hand-crafted copper sinks are carefully hammered to achieve a beautiful, textured finish. Another benefit of copper is that it's naturally antibacterial and will not rust or stain, making it a low-maintenance choice.

Copper Sinks

Stainless Steel
High-quality stainless steel vessel sinks are made from 304-grade stainless steel. The surface has a brushed satin finish to help mask small scratches that occur over time and keep your sink looking beautiful for years.

Stainless Steel Sinks

A vessel sink can be a striking conversation piece in the powder room, or help create a peaceful retreat in the master bath. They boast affordability and so much versatility, you truly can't go wrong. Shop our wide selection of vessel sinks here:

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