Friday, July 16, 2010

Bathroom Tips-How to reduce splashing with vessel sinks

Today let’s take a few minutes to talk a little bit about vessel sinks and coordinating vessel faucets. Whether you are working with a ceramic or stone vessel or even a glass vessel sink, a common problem that we hear about our clients encountering is that after they have installed their new vessel sink and faucet is that the water splashes a little too much. Well, fortunately there are a couple of very simple solutions to this issue. Read on for the answers.

The first solution is to choose a faucet that sits a little bit lower or closer to the sink bowl. And, if your counter top allows for it, move the faucet back a little bit. This all has to be done obviously during installation. This is a good fix if you are working with a slightly smaller vessel sink. For instance, if you were using a smaller sink and an average height faucet, you will end up with more space between the two, making splashing a distinct possibility. So if you opt for a shorter faucet at the beginning, you can avoid this issue. Talk to and work with your retailer to help you make certain the faucet isn’t too tall and that the sink bowl you choose isn’t too small.

The other possibility in a case of too much splashing is that the water pressure is a bit too high. When the faucet is turned on you can go underneath the sink and turn the shut off valves down just a little bit so you are not getting quite so much volume out of there. Simply go under the sink cabinet, locate the water shut off valve, turn on the faucet full blast; with a pair of pliers gently turn down the water pressure. Adjust as needed until the water pressure is just right for your sink. This will keep the faucet from blasting too much water from coming out of the spout which will prevent the splashing.

So, hopefully these two very simple solutions have helped you either with your existing vessel sink and faucet combo or will help you with your impending project.

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