Here are a few options for bathroom sinks that may help you decide which one is best for you.
Top-mount sink – Probably the most commonly used of all bathroom sinks, a top-mount, or drop in, sink is designed to sit on top of the counter, as the name suggests.
Most of the sink is under the counter, with just the rim of it sitting on top of, and visible above, the counter. The rim can be either very slim or somewhat thick.
Pros: Top-mount bathroom sinks are suitable for most countertop material, including wood, tile, and laminate, as the cutout is completely covered by the sink and therefore doesn’t risk being damaged by water.
Con: You can’t wipe water and spills straight from the counter into the sink.
Good for: Elegant or minimalist schemes.
Undermount Sink – This type sits under the counter. The rim of the sink is fixed to the underside of the countertop, as opposed to sitting on top of it.
Pros: This creates a seamless, clean look, as less of the actual sink is visible. Water and spills can be wiped directly from the countertop into the sink without any obstruction, making it a great, easy-to-clean option for family bathrooms.
Cons: Undermounting a sink will usually only be possible with a solid-surface countertop, such as stone. This type does not work with a laminate because it can’t be sealed against moisture.
Good for: Busy family bathrooms.
Pedestal sink – A pedestal sink is a great option for small areas or people who want accessibility options.
Pros: The pedestal under the sink sits between the underside of the sink and the floor, concealing any pipework in between.
Cons: Consider the fact that you won’t have any storage space under the bathroom sink or any counter space around it.
Good for: Traditional schemes.