Vanity Vessel Sink Faucet: How to choose the best one for you?

A vessel sink is a beautiful but functional addition to any bathroom vanity and having the right vessel sink faucet adds to the appeal of this type of sink. Vessel sinks are sinks that are not recessed like traditional bathroom sinks. The sink itself can sit on top or can be partially built into the vanity. The sink is more of the decorative piece that is for the collection of drainage of the water. Vessel sink faucets are usually built separate from the sink itself. They can come in any shape or size as long as they are functional.

Vanity vessel sink faucet with granite top vessel vanity and glass sink
Vanity vessel sink faucet with granite top vessel vanity and glass sink

A vessel sink faucets for vanities will have special installation requirements since the faucet is installed separately from the rest of the sink. One of the main considerations when installing such a sink is the height of the entire sink. Given that the faucet is installed separately from the rest of the sink it is necessary to make sure that the sink is positioned at a correct height in comparison to the faucet.

Popup drain
Popup drain

If the vessel sink is positioned high in comparison to the faucet this may cause a significant amount of splashing when the faucet is turned on. To reduce this effect it is necessary that the faucet is properly aligned with the vessel sink and that the height of the sink will not cause issue with proper water flow.

Proper plumbing and drainage is necessary for a faucet vessel sink. Because the faucet is not attached a vessel sink it is imperative that the proper plumbing is conducted to ensure that the there is proper water flow and drainage. If you have never installed a faucet before and are unsure how to do so you may want to seek the expertise of a licensed plumber.

For those that are willing to do-it-yourself you should be familiar with the type of piping that is needed, along with how to connect the water supply lines effectively so that when you turn the faucet on the water does run. Furthermore, once the faucet is installed you must make sure that the drain piping is installed correctly. Installing the drain piping requires that you first install the vessel sink. After the installation of the sink you will have to install the drain. This process can be fairly easy to somewhat difficult depending on how the drain pipe positioning.

Vessel sinks and faucets can be built with two types of drains. The first type of drain is the popup drain. The popup drain allows you to pull a knob to close off the drain while water is running. This is a very common feature in waterfall sink faucet.

The second type of drain is the grid drain. A grid drain has holes at the bottom of the drain that allows the water to drain. This is the conventional drain. You can decide on either of these drains depending on your personal preferences.

Final thoughts: Faucets for vessel sinks are available in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes and materials. You should be able to find a faucet that complements your vessel sink. It is very important that the plumbing for the entire vessel sink is completely correctly to ensure that you will have a fully functional sink.

Grid drain for vessel sink
Grid drain for vessel sink
White wood vanity comes with white stone top, large vessel sink, soft closing drawers and accented crystal knobs faucet
White wood vanity comes with white stone top, large vessel sink, soft closing drawers and accented crystal knobs faucet
24 inch vanity with black granite countertop backsplash and vessel sink faucet
24 inch vanity with black granite countertop backsplash and vessel sink faucet
Installing a Faucet and Drain
Installing a Faucet and Drain
Modern single handle waterfall bathroom vanity vessel sink led faucet
Modern single handle waterfall bathroom vanity vessel sink led faucet
Wide marble top vanity with stylish vessel sink and faucet
Wide marble top vanity with stylish vessel sink and faucet