Ceramic Vanity Top with Integrated Sink

Ceramic Vanity Top with Integrated Sink

What is a Ceramic Vanity Top?

A ceramic vanity top is a one-piece seamless design countertop with integrated sink. It is a very popular choice for both contemporary and modern style bathrooms.

How are Ceramic Tops Made ?

Ceramic tops are made from a mixture of clay, powder and water. The mixture gets poured into a mold shaping them into form and gets sprayed with a coating. It then gets sent to an oven to bake at high temperature of 1200°C.

Pros of Ceremic Vanity Tops.

  • Non-Pores Material. Ceramic tops are made from non-pores material meaning they will not absorb any bacteria or buildup any mildew from constant wet surface.

  • Resistant to Stains. Ceramic material will not stain from wine spills, makeup, burn marks from curling irons or any other common items used on daily bases.

  • Easy Maintenance. A wet sponge and a regular dish soap is all you really need to clean these tops. To make sure to throughly remove all the soap, use a dry towel afterwords to wipe the surface dry.

  • Easy to Clean: Because of its one-piece seamless design, cleaning is especially fast and easy since you don’t have to worry about any open gaps or visible adhesives.

  • Cost Effective . If you have a standard size cabinet and looking to replace your countertop quickly and cost-effective, then buying a ceramic top is a great way to go. While ceramic tops may range from about $200-$400 depending on size and style, a new custom countertop from different material such as quartz or natural stone might end up costing somewhere between $500-$1,200 depending on size and selection. Ordering something custom might also take a little longer wait time to create, vs ordering a ceramic top that is already made to fit a standard cabinet size.

  • Easy to Install. Installing a ceramic vanity top is a fairly simple home improvement project that only requires caulk and a level.

Cons of Ceramic Vanity Tops.

  • Susceptible to Chips: While ceramic is highly resistant to stain damage, with a hard enough hit, it can chip or crack. You can repair chips with a porcelain chip fix kit, but it's best to just be careful to not drop anything heavy enough to chip the counter.

  • Size Varies. When ceramic tops are being created they go through a 1200°C oven where they get formed. Such a high heat temperature tends to shrink the material which then results in ceramic tops to come out shorter or in some cases warped.

  • Prone to Damage by Certain Products. If you have a glazed ceramic sink, clean with a non-abrasive cleaner. Do not use bristle brushes or abrasive sponges, as they may damage the decorative surface. Do not let cleaners soak on the surface of your sink.

  • Limited Color Options. Ceramic tops mostly come in a classic white finish and are very limited on other color options.

How to Install a Ceramic Vanity Top

Installing a ceramic vanity top is fairly simple.
Fallow steps bellow for installation guidance.

  1. Apply a thin layer of caulk along the top of the vanity cabinet and then carefully set the vanity top on the cabinet.

  2. Use a level to level out the vanity top until it sits evenly and then wipe away any excess caulk.

  3. Connect the drain and faucet to your plumbing to complete the installation.

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