The Durability and Care of Glass Bathroom Sinks
Modern home decor is fast becoming a favorite styling trend among homeowners and glass bathroom sinks complement it perfectly. There is a rapidly growing array of such bath fixtures in the market, many of which are so unique that they can easily become the focal point for any bathroom.
Glass bathroom sinks sit directly on top of the furniture where they are mounted. They are a growing trend for use in high end homes and are becoming more and more popular as they are also becoming more affordable.
From simple to ornate, these vanities are a beautiful addition to any bathroom and are changing the look of today’s home. They have many advantages beyond their beauty. The tempered glass from which they are made does not stain and is very easy to clean. Hard water deposits and rust that often stain the ordinary white ceramic vessels will not be a problem in the case of glass.
Glass bathroom sinks are available in a wide variety of shapes, styles and designs. Choose from an ornately patterned flower design or a simple solid blue fluted vessel. A simple 16 inch gray frosted bowl vessel sink is less expensive than a traditional one, but more interesting and easier to clean. Generally ornate vessels sell for $400 and up. For $1,500 your glass sink options include an interesting array of styles and colors.
Many newcomers to the world of bathroom decorating are concerned about the durability of these sinks. A quality glass sink is designed to withstand changes in temperature of up to 70 degrees without harm. It is recommended, however to avoid more extreme temperature changes over 120 degrees. If the glass cracks, it will have to be replaced.
Most glass sinks will not be damaged when dropping an ordinary bathroom object into the bowl, such as a hairbrush or plastic bottle. A heavier item, such as that which might damage ordinary porcelain, may crack or shatter the glass as well. Using some reasonable caution is advisable.
When cared for correctly, a glass sink will maintain its beauty for years to come. A solution of vinegar and water will remove any spots that do not come off easily and abrasive cleaners should not be used.
It is a good idea to have these sinks installed by a professional. It is important to make all the necessary plumbing attachments with care. Drains and faucet attachments should only be hand-tightened. Over tightening can put too much pressure on the glass and cause it to break.