I am in the planning phase of replacing one of my bathroom
sinks. I want to go with stainless steel due to chemical
sensitivities in the family.
This bathroom sink looks perfect:
Except that is really, really E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E !!!
I don't have to have the absolute best. Good will do.
Anyone know of a good quality stainless steel lav sink
that won't break the budget? USA made preferred.
On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 3:09:22 PM UTC-4, T wrote:
Sorry, my guess is the low volume is going to be an issue for you. That drives prices. Not sure why a true porcelain sink in a true solid surface would be an issue for you related to chemical sensitivities.
On 06/21/2016 12:20 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Porcelain sink are too heavy for me too put in and they
are way too fragile as in chipping and cracking when
hard things drop on them. They are better looking
than stainless but at this point I want it to
last till I die (~ 30 years)
On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 3:36:59 PM UTC-4, T wrote:
It's just a bathroom sink, not a kitchen sink or bathtub. And it doesn't have
to be a cast iron porcelain sink, they make less expensive, lighter
ones out of some kind of lighter metal, eg Americast from American Standard.
I can't believe that. I have a porcelain sink with a small counter
surrounding it and it's not hard to lift with one hand. I have
another new one in a box that is only hard to lift because the box is
bulky. When it's out, it will be easy. Both of these are porcelain
on steel sheet, not cast iron. Cast iron, if they ever used that for
sinks, probably, not just tubs, is heavy.
How often do you drop hard things in them? How many heavy things are
there in the bathroom anyhow? I've dropped a fairly heavy, as brushes
go, quite hard, hair brush and it has no effect on the sink.
Two of my 3 bathroom sinks are 37 years old and they're good as new.
I'm sure they will last another 30 years, and these are probably cheap
ones, installed by the original builder. One of them does have some
damage in it, I think because I left a wet washcloth or something
sitting in it, staying wet for days or weeks. That's why I have the
other sinks. The one with the counter is just as old and it's in
As to chemicals, do you know for sure porcelain is a problem? Or is
it just a suspicion. I thought porcelain was the remedy for places
that had to be sanitary. There are other things just as good now,
but I don't think porcelain has been demoted. But I'd leave it
outside, out of the box it comes in, for a week to let any vapors
Deodorant stones can make a real dent. Things get dropped in the sink
about once a week.
I am mixing my dislike for cast iron with porcelain. I rejected
porcelain as it is fragile, not the odor (my toilets are porcelain).
Cast iron is heavy, cracks and rusts.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:41:10 AM UTC-4, Micky wrote:
I said that in one of the first replies. That steel you're talking
about is like Americast from American Standard. IDK what exactly it
is, but it's a metal that they put the porcelain on and it weighs a
lot less than cast iron. Cast iron is still readily available, it just
costs more and is heavier.
I put in a new porcelain cast iron sink in the kitchen about 5 years
ago. No chips. It does have some very fine scratches, but still looks
It's up to him what he wants or doesn't want. But I would not rule
out porcelain because a bathroom sink can't be lifted by one person.
That's just not true. Chemical thing, the porcelain part is about
as neutral as glass. The backside probably has paint and/or some
sound deadening stuff on it, so that might be a consideration.
No , but I just a week or so ago picked up a Kohler CI/enamel extra deep
double bowl kitchen sink at Lowes . Pricing is competetive with HD ,
products are the same quality . Name brand is a name brand no matter where
you buy it ... but a national chain is going to be cheaper just because of
the quantities they buy .
So the hole for the sink is too, right? Which means you need to find a sink
that matches that hole, not always an easy task. Assuming you can, just use
the existing faucet holes, you don't have to have them in the new sink if
the old sink rim was wide enough. Push comes to shove, just make a new
Man my writing must suck lately.
This is a replacement sink. The new one has to match
the hole in the counter top.
I hate the current faucet.
New counter top. Hmmmmmmm. That would open a lot
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