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andrewyoung
Glass Vessel Sinks

Thinking on changing my undermount sink to glass vessel sink for my bathroom. I have been really fascinated about the design language propagated by the glass vessel sink. As I was going through an article about upgrading bathroom sinks and accessories. I never had experience with such sinks. I would like to have inputs on glass vessel sinks. The major problem I heard about this sort of sinks are they are really water spot magnets. So an everyday cleaning procedure is required or is there some other approach to keep them spot free for week long.

dj1
Re: Glass Vessel Sinks

Glass shows spots, and the answer may be constant cleaning and drying. Same problem with glass plates, bowls and cups, glass shower enclosures, even car windshield.

You can use Barkeeper's Friend (comes in a powder form like Ajax or Comet) to remove spots.

A. Spruce
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Your propensity for spots will be directly correlated to the hardness of your water and whether or not you've got a water softener.

HoustonRemodeler
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Further- Don't get a drain with the little holes in it. The air bubbles get caught below the drain grate and the water stays in the bowl.

Do- get a touch tap style stopper which allows for complete bowl drainage.

dj1
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Maybe I'm a little bit old fashion, but I think that these glass sinks are just trendy. Who knows whether they're gonna
be around ten years from now.

A. Spruce
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I feel the same way about those stupid salad bowl sinks that sit on top of the counter instead of flush with it. I've known more than one person who has torn them out and gone back to a standard sink shortly after thinking the salad bowl was a good idea. Top mount sinks with the thick rim are only slightly better than a salad bowl, only slightly, though. Flush or under mount are the best ways to go.

ed21
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Has anybody tried RainX on those glass bowls? I use it on my cars windshield and it does help them shed water for a while.
I agree they are just a trend. Gotta try and sell anything new.

A. Spruce
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I've never used it in a sink, but I have used it on shower doors and it works wonders!

dj1
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Spruce.

HAHAHA..."Salad bowl" - the best joke this week...how true.

However, if that's what the poster wants, then that's his choice.

dj1
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Ed21,

Brilliant, rain X will repel water drops.

A. Spruce
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dj1 wrote:

However, if that's what the poster wants, then that's his choice.

I've never tried to talk anyone out of what they want, however, I do give them the pro/con list of some of the more bizarre items they think might be cool. With a salad bowl sink, there are no benefits, only detriments to such a decision. If YOU want to be wrong, then by all means, install one! :p:D:cool:

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