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How to measure a new bathroom oval sink
- May 12, 2017 -

Question: 

I'm looking at buying a new bathroom white oval sink but I'm finding the specifications a little confusing.oval sink's Height, I understand. Width and Length seem to be the two most commonly used "names" for the other measurements. My main concern is what I would call the oval sink's DEPTH. How far it protrudes from the wall after installation. Do you think that is what they are calling "Length"? It wouldn't be width, right? That would be the size from side to side. . .


Anser:How to measure a new bathroom oval sink

There is no regulation for undermount vanity sink. There is no recommended shape, type or style. But the choice of a vanity sink is not arbitrary. Bathroom white oval sinks coordinate with room decor, application, and most importantly, available countertop space.

The size of a undermount vanity sink is based on how much room is available on the countertop. The typical round bathroom vanity sink is 16 to 20 inches in diameter -- oval shapes may be wider -- with a basin depth of between 5 to 8 inches. Basin depth is for the most part, a matter of personal choice, because there's usually plenty of space underneath.


Measure for bathroom oval sink Depth

Measure the countertop. If it's a drawing, measure it to scale. The depth, front to back, of a standard vanity countertop is standardized at about 22 inches. The standard 16-to-20-inch sink fits into the countertop with a typical 2-inch space in front, with the space behind the faucet variable.


Measure For bathroom oval sink Width

The width of the vanity undermount sink is determined by how much countertop space is available on either side. If the countertop is only 22 to 24 inches wide, there's only room to center the average 16-to-20-inch sink. If you have over 24 inches of countertop width, it's fine to install an oval-shaped sink that's wider, but wise to leave 4 to 6 inches or more of countertop space on either side for bath essentials. It's fine to shift the sink to one side, if that's your preference, instead of centering it.


Measure For the Hole of bathroom oval sink

Measuring for the hole of oval sink bathroom is an important step. The typical drop-in, or self-rimmed sink has a 3/8-to-1/2-inch-wide lip around the perimeter. If you purchase a new sink, it may or may not come with a template. If it has a template, use it to cut the hole.


Cut the Bathroom Oval Sink Hole Without a Template

Place the bathroom undermount sink upside down on the countertop and trace around it if you don't have a template. Remove the sink and draw another line 3/8 inch inside the tracing. Cut the hole and test fit the sink. If it's too tight, trim off a bit more and test fit until the lip fits flat against the countertop.


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