The advantages of floating bathroom vanities include:
– Attractive appearance.
When mounted on a countertop, they do not look like an ordinary sink, but a stylish unit;
– Freeing up additional space;
– The ability to approach the sink from any side, thereby increasing the convenience of performing hygiene procedures.
Overhead sinks are not always installed together with the vanity located under them. However, it is the vanity for the floating sink in the bathroom that allows you to hide the communications located there. In addition, toiletries and other useful little things can be stored inside such a cabinet.
Floating vanity cabinet material
The cabinet and countertop must be made of moisture-resistant materials. The best option for the countertop would be a natural or artificial stone. The vanity with a floating sink for a bathroom can be made of chipboard or MDF A curbstone with an overhead sink for a bathroom can be made from:
– Chipboard or MDF;
– Natural wood;
– Metal, glass, and plastic.
Chipboard is the most cost-effective option, the decorative parameters of which are not much inferior to wood. However, when choosing it, it should be borne in mind that the ends of the cabinet should be pasted over with plastic to prevent delamination. A metal cabinet with glass inserts is chosen in cases when the sink itself is made of glass, and the interior of the room is made in high-tech style.
Main Characteristics For Choosing Floating Vanity
The main parameters that you should pay attention to when choosing a floating sink with a bathroom vanity include the shape, dimensions of the sanitary ware and the cabinet. They depend, first of all, on the area of the room. In a small combined bathroom, it is best to install a corner sink with a hanging cabinet – this will save space and simplify the process of cleaning the floors. For medium-sized bathrooms, a standard small floating vanity width of about 32 inches is suitable.
For medium-sized bathrooms, a standard cabinet width of about 36 inches is suitable. In large rooms, with walls 11 feet walls or longer, furniture with additional shelves and a worktop elongated on both sides of the sink will look appropriate. The average width of the vanity is from 48 to 60 inches.
The color scheme for sanitary ware and cabinets is selected depending on the bathroom interior. Light colors are best suited for this room, visually increasing the space. The color of the countertop can match the plumbing or, conversely, contrast sharply. The second option is suitable if the whole room is made in such a contrasting style.
Floating vanities are the best option if there is underfloor heating in the bathroom. In this case, the material of the cabinet will not be affected by heat and will last longer.
Furniture made of MDF imitation wood or natural wood looks great if the bathroom walls are sheathed with panels in the same style. It is also suitable for a room with wooden walls. The wooden cabinet under the countertop sink in the bathroom should be coated with a special varnish. In addition, to prevent wood decay and the appearance of fungus, it is advisable to renew the varnish every 3-5 years and ensure effective ventilation.
Installation Of Sink With a Floating Vanity
Usually, floating sinks are sold as a complete set with cabinets and countertops. But the vanity unit in the bathroom can also be made by yourself. Installation is quite simple:
• Put the vanity on the floor first, then carefully fix it to the wall
• With a length of more than 60 inches, the cabinet is additionally attached to the partition;
• Fix inside the shelf and hang the doors with the fittings already installed;
• Install the countertop, after the cut
• Holes in it for the supply and discharge of water.
After that, you can install the sink with a sealant and connect communications. The doors are secured with standard hinges. The back wall is not installed, since it interferes not only with the piping but also with the outlet of the drain hose. Drawers in handmade cabinets are rarely made: it will take too long. When installing floating vanity, it is possible to use special mounting strips fixed to the walls with anchors. If the installation is carried out on a tile, the holes for the fasteners are drilled using thin winder drills.
Independent production and installation of cabinets under surface-mounted washbasins save money. As materials, you can use what remains after the repair (strips, corners, and fasteners). In addition, by making the cabinet yourself, it is easy to adjust the dimensions to specific conditions and change the design during the installation process in accordance with your preferences.