Q: My husband and I have been saving for years, and now we’re in the planning stages for our master-bathroom remodeling job.
Our decorator has suggested “glass” vanity sink tops for a dramatic look.
But I want to get a plumber’s opinion on using glass for the countertops and sink. What do you think about using glass?
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A: Glass vanity tops can make a unique design statement in your bathroom because of the wide variety of color and texture choices. Glass also has another advantage: Because it’s translucent, special backlighting can be used under the vanity top to create a very dramatic effect.
As far as durability goes, thick and heavy glass slabs are usually used to create the sink and top.
The final product is called a “slumped glass” bathroom sink because the sink and vanity top are one seamless piece. You can get glass vanity tops with faucet holes installed, or use wall-mounted faucets to eliminate having any faucet holes on the sink top.
Glass is considered a higher-end material for vanity tops, so get prices up front to help with your final decision.
Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. For more information, visit eddelgrande.com.