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Installing a Pedestal Sink – Home Repair Resource Center

Installing a Pedestal Sink

Installing a Pedestal Sink

Whether your decision is based on style or space considerations, you may prefer a pedestal sink for your bathroom. This style of sink consists of two pieces – the sink basin itself and the stand (“pedestal”) beneath it. The plumbing fits inside the pedestal, which rests on the floor. The sink rests on the pedestal and is mounted to the wall for added support.

Most of today’s sinks are made from vitreous china, a glass-like porcelain, and are available in many sizes, styles, and colors. Be sure to open the box and inspect the parts when you first bring them home, so you can replace any damaged pieces before you’re ready to put them in place. Since three different faucet hole placements are common in pedestal sinks, make sure that the sink and faucet you choose have the same hole arrangement. (Read more….)