Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FrequentShopper nice smooth basin and vanity top
This was installed today by my plumber who also changed the whole pipes and back tiles along with the vanity top. I decided on this piece compared to its white counterpart by how it looks and feels. It's more expensive than the white one, but well worth it. Put together with an American Standard faucet set, it looks really really nice. Faucet set was really quick to install, but the bottom piece of the plunger which screws on to the other grey part of the pipe needs to be sealed with water tape or other to prevent water leaking from the thread. Basin looks expensive, but the finishing is smooth, and water and others clean well in this basin. Would purchase again, instore. This review would have been 5 stars if the product was a tad bit cheaper.
May 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NotAsHandyAsIWish OK for the price, but not sure about the quality
I bought and installed two of these today. I was happy to find something in the 25x19 size, which used to be common and is not anymore. The first one chipped easily when the faucet shifted in its holes during installation, but since the chip is hidden by the faucet, I didn't worry about it.
The second one was clearly defective. The backside, where it butts up against the wall, had not been planed down to make it flat. I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't sit against the wall properly; but that was the problem. The store staff were great about exchanging it, although I didn't need the extra trip.
The owners manual warns against cleaning the vanity with anything containing bleach or anything abrasive (even things like Soft Scrub.) That seems like a warning sign; we'll see how these hold up.
Also: Take a look at the reviews for the 31'' model here on the Home Depot site. Several reports of breakage.
Last thing: The backsplash on these is only about 3'' high. That was a surprise to me, since the display model on the wall at my local Home Depot was 4'', which used to be the standard. If you're removing an older vanity, you may have an inch of unpainted/scarred/etc. wall you have to cover up as well.
July 7, 2013