Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 8
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by TomG Great replacement vanity top for the money
I purchased this vanity top to freshen up an existing 22 year-old vanity in my powder room. The existing cabinet was in great shape so we painted it with Nuvo Cocoa Coture (deep brown) paint and added some square brushed nickel cabinet pulls. We purchased this top and a nice Pfister faucet.
As previous reviewers have noted, this top doesn't fit older vanities as the entire surface on the bottom is not level. There is a 1/2" raised section along the outside meant to make contact with the vanity top, however the older vanities just miss making contact with this point. The problem is exacerbated if the vanity is against the wall where one side and the back will make contact, but the other side and front will not. I solved this issue by gluing two cedar shims together with wood glue, sanding them down until they were level with the raised under-edge, then used silicon glue to keep the wood pieces it in place, and also to secure the top to the cabinet. Alex from the King of Prussia, PA store made this fantastic workaround suggestion and it worked like a charm. I'm a novice DIY'er and this was pretty easy to do. I purposely put a significant amount of weight on various sections of the vanity top in an attempt to cause a crack, as prior reviews have mentioned cracking as an issue, however this cedar shim solution appears to make it very structurally sound.
The end result is awesome! It looks so nice that we returned two new budget-focused vanity combos we had purchased for our two upstairs full bathrooms and decided to go with the refurbished cabinets and this top. The end-result is very classy looking and makes the vanity appear as if you spent much more than you actually spent.
How good this looks for the price plus the fact that a relative novice like myself was able to pull it off three times now makes this a no-brainer recommendation. Well played, Glacier Bay. Well played...
October 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by DIYer Looks good
Very easy to install. Easy to clean and looks great.
August 5, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Sully Won't fit the standard vanity cabinet to install
The supplier of this item has either changed or cut corners. This is the second one of these I have bought from Home Depot and the first one did not have any problems (about 12 years ago). The problem is that you must caulk/glue this top down to the edges of the vanity cabinet that it sits on, but the top has been molded on the bottom side so that there are no surface areas that come in contact with the vanity except at the corners. The top is basically hollowed down to about half the thickness starting at about 3/4" from the edge, which is right where the vanity walls should be glued to the top. I am going to use BONDO to fill in the big void all the way around it on the bottom, then sand it flat so that it can be attached to the vanity. This is a really pain in the backside, so don't buy this item unless you check this feature out carefully. You have to take the unit out of the box and examine the bottom to know if you got a place to glue it down or not.
January 6, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by comptaz Reasonable purchase.
It looks nice and is finished pretty well. But I had to carve on the drain as the drain would not fit in the hole. So quality control is a bit lacking. However I fixed it and still plan on installing. It should work fine.
April 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Barthenon Flimsy
Inexpensive, but flimsy. Mine lasted three weeks until my son leaned on it while shaving, the actual piece was only maybe 3/8 thick. The edges are thicker, but taper fast to the measurements above. To effectively use this, you must make sure it fits your vanity EXACTLY, all the edges match the vanity edges, and it is cemented that way, otherwise it will not handle weight well.
March 14, 2010