A laundry room is important in every home, not just in terms of aesthetic look, but also in terms of functionality. Which is why choosing the right laundry sink is an important decision. As previously mentioned, one of the biggest factors to consider in choosing the right laundry tub is matching the look of it with the room. While the functionality of laundry rooms has remained quite similar over the years, it’s overall impact on how the house is viewed has grown, no longer is it simply the room which is kept shut when guests come over, but is now one of the rooms on the guest tour. Therefore, you need to make sure it is up to date and matches your current style and needs.
Get in Tune with your needs
Whatever sink you decide to get will be based on several factors such as your budget, the size of the laundry room and the type of cleaning to be done there. Is your laundry room very small or do you have a little more space to offer up for the sink? How much can you spend on its purchase and installation?
Laundry sinks vary and for that reason, consumers are always advised to make choices based on how the sink is to be utilized. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself. For example, will this laundry tub be a washing bowl for your small pets and clearing out tough stains? If yes, then maybe a cast-iron with an enamel finish that is semi-destructible is the right choice. Will this sink be getting a lot of paint stains and house the washing of delegates by hand? A smoother and very easy to wipe sink will then be the best choice.
Keep in mind that there are also two main options when choosing how your preferred laundry sink will be positioned. With a choice between either undermount or top mount.
The undermount sinks have distinctive features with the edge lip of the sink mounted below a solid surface countertop, which leaves the sink to hang underneath the counter rather than on top of it. This creates a continuous flow from the countertop into the sink. It is most suited for solid surface countertop materials like marble or concrete.
Benefits of the Undermount sink include:
- Attractive minimalist look
- Easy to clean
- No exposed rims
Top Mount Sinks
The top mount sinks are also known as self-rimming or drop ins and have visible lips around the area that rests flat on the counter. It drops straight into a countertop while the lips hold it in place vertically
Benefits of the Top mount sinks
- Easy to clean: All working areas of the sink are visible and accessible.
- Easy installation: It is easy for homeowners to install their own top mount sink
All you want in your laundry room is a laundry sink that looks amazing and does its required job best, so it is advisable to always know what you need and for what purpose in order to make the most out of your choice.