Custom Glass Sinks ~ Installation Information
Measure twice / cut once!
Whenever possible we recommend you have your sink in hand before cutting your counter top. We also recommend you cut a hole in a large piece of cardboard and set your sink into that to ensure it sits as high or low as is your preference. Then you can use the cardboard cutout as a template for cutting your counter top.
We definitely recommend installing lighting above the sink pointing onto it whenever possible, ie: can lights, eyeball lights, track lights, etc.
Under lighting your sink will give it a beautiful soft glow light, especially in the evenings, a night light affect if you will. However, always be sure the bulb you use to under light your sink is a bulb that doesn't get hot.
Hardware / Tail pipe, faucets, drains, etc.
As there are so very many personal choices in hardware, we do not provide any hardware. Our sink hole is a standard 1 5/8" hole and will allow for any tail pipe, drain and face plates, etc.
If you are pulling a permit for your project, it is very likely that you will need to use a strainer drain to pass inspection.. This is because blown glass sinks do not have overflow holes. A strainer drain will prevent your sink from accidently over flowing and flooding your bathroom should you leave the water running unattended. Pop up drains work well with sinks that have over flow holes, but not blown glass sinks.
Sealing Your Glass Sink
Once you have leveled your sink to your satisfaction onto/into the counter top, we recommend you make a good tight seal with plumbers putty.
Flush Mount Installation
If you are planning to flush mount the sink (flat on top)
be sure you cut the hole in the counter at least 1" bigger than you need
to allow movement should the sink get bumped.
Should you choose to recess your sink down into the counter,
you might want to consider under counter lighting in addition to lighting from above.
Lighting your sink from underneath will allow for a most warm and lovely
glow in the dark and makes a most awesome night light.
Be absolutely certain the underneath light bulb is a cool light and does not burn hot as
this could damage to your sink. Also, undermount lighting will not work with the
solid opaque sinks as no light can penetrate, but looks lovely with our more transparent sinks.