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Old 09-15-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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The Mrs. wants me to ask: "I see that some china vessel sinks are only three inches deep (rim to drain). Does this cause a lot of splashing and water on the countertop? Also, are unfinished backs a problem if installed 1inch from wall? (Note. Husband is building custom vanity...)

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The vessel sink splashing depends on the type of faucet.

What is an unfinished back? Are you talking about the cabinet back?

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yep splashing depends on type of faucet and may i add pressure too...ben sr
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Aah, vessel sinks. Both of our bathrooms have them. In a log house yet. One is a fancy, expensive, clear glass rectangular unit my wife just "had" to have. It came with a clear glass waterfall-type faucet. They're a real pain to keep clean. The other is a ceramic one we picked up at some pottery shop in North Carolina. She got that one cheap because the potter didn't like it and was going to throw it away. The drain hole is an odd size for which nobody seems to make a popup drain assembly. So it has a standard drain with all the little holes, which means it takes forever to drain. Were it up to me, I'd get rid of both of them, but of course, it's not.
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Those vessel sinks look cool but are a royal pain in the butt to install and maintain.
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I agree completely. And, vessel or not, I'd never install any sink that's only three inches deep. With young kids around, that would virtually guarantee an overflow sooner or later.
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Thank you all. I'm talking about white porcelain sinks, nothing exotic. Some sinks have no faucet deck and the front and back are the same. Others are not glazed on the side that goes against the wall; that's what I meant by 'unfinished.' As for faucets...any recommendations about 'low splash' types? I guess the further the mouth of the spout is from the bottom of the sink the more the splash? We'll almost certainly go with something pretty ordinary. No little kids around here anymore, unfortunately.

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