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What is a Vessel Sink?

Vessel SinkA vessel sink is a sink that sits on top of a counter-top. Some vessel sinks rest completely on the surface while others are partially recessed.

A vessel sink is a type of sink that sits on the surface of a counter. While many styles of sink require the basin to be lower than the counter-top, a vessel sink is higher than the counter-top’s surface. Some are partially recessed in a hole, which allows the basin to have some support. Others rest solely on the top of the counter. Vessel sinks are available in several styles, designs and materials. Many homeowners choose vessel sinks that have been constructed of wood, glass or copper. The basins may have a bowl shape, but they may also be rectangular, square or nearly flat. Vessel sinks can be incorporated into any design, but homeowners should carefully consider their plumbing needs when they choose their sinks. Vessel sinks do not have overflow relief drains, and the faucets must be installed separately.

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