Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 44
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aPickyEngineer Nice sink
Looks very nice when installed. I like that it does NOT come with faucet holes pre-drilled (it does have 5 dimples on its under side where they would normally go). This way I was able to choose where and how many holes I needed. Typically a 1.25-inch hole saw would be used for your average faucet.
The sink did come with a 3.5" white plastic drain fitting and stopper. The drain fitting came with two gaskets, one black thick one and one white thinner one. The black thick one goes below the sink tub between the black drain fitting nut and the tub. I tried the white thinner one between the drain fitting flange and the inside surface of the tub but in my opinion it was both too thick and too wide (O.D.) to allow the drain fitting to fit properly. If this upper gasket is used, the drain fitting will sit 1/16" to 1/8" "proud" of the bottom inner surface of the tub and prevent the tub from draining completely and causing an area where sediment will build up. I removed and discarded the upper white gasket and instead went with the more traditional 1/4" ring of plumbers putty around the drain fitting. When the fitting was tightened down and the excess putty squeezed out and cleaned away, the drain fitting was well sealed and very slightly below the inside surface of the tub.
The other thing I did that helped make for a clean installation was, after I figured where in the counter opening the tub would sit, I removed the tub and outlined the four sides of the cutout with four strips of masking tape. I set the tub down onto the masking tape and cut the tape around the edge of the tub with an X-acto knife. I lifted out the tub and peeled away the inner portion of the tape leaving a masked ring of tape that exactly matched the outside edge of the tub. I ran a 1/8" bead of silicone caulk 1/4" around the inside perimeter of the tape and set the tub down into the caulk. I snugged the tub down into the caulk using the supplied nylon screws and clips and then peeled the remaining tape (and any caulk that squeezed out) up from around the perimeter of the tub.
September 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NorthernRedneck Dissapointed
Maybe I misread the Product Summary. It was manufactured with a fiberglass type of product. Very brittle, will not stand up to years of use as a utility sink. I purchased it instead of a plastic white unit because it was a deep sink with a variety of colors available. One very fine hairline crack was visible when it arrived, but upon installation I discovered four additional cracks. The rim also is slightly bowed all of the way around the perimeter, so it does not sit flush on a perfectly level countertop. This purchase was a disappointment.
December 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SteveO I have reservations
I bought this sink and when I got it found that the color was not uniform. If this was real "gray granite", I'd be happy about that, but since this is a speckled look, I have to say that there were spots with less speckling, and it looked "blotchy" to me - so maybe it was just a bad color lot. I returned it and got a similar sink (same brand, but different color) and it was much better (Tahiti Desert color). I would recommend this sink only because there are so few non-white or off-white laundry sinks on the market.
March 23, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by netdawg Looks good, bit challenging to install
This utility sink is much better looking than my old chrome sink that was rusting and LOOKED out-of-place in a mostly white/cream colored laundry room. The Tahiti goes great with marble top of my utility cabinet and the white/cream color washer dryer. The sink material is superior and glossy. In short, looks good. HOWEVER - here are some things to note and be aware of BEFORE you run off and buy this model:
1. The sink is NOT perfectly rectangular. Specifically, the upper left and right corners of this sink are SLIGHTLY rounded (arched) inward, if that makes any sense. So if you have an old sink of the same dimensions (25 X 22), like I did, and there is already a rectangular cavity in utility cabinet, this sink may not perfectly cover it, leaving a small or large gap at the top edge. Luckily my gap was small enough for caulk, epoxy resin to fill. Again, the 25 inch dimension is exact for the lower edge of the sink but the upper edge is SLIGHTLY LESS than 25 because of the curvature. Make sure you account for that.
2. The threaded bolts and clips for the mounting points (see installation guide to know what I am referring to), are sub standard. First, the bolts are made of plastic - they just would not go all-in and if you force it - they just get stuck. Had to run over to the hardware store to get metal bolts that were are slightly shorter. The clips are not long enough, may need to get replacements.
3. Lastly, remember this is likely going to be MUCH deeper than your old sink. In which case, plumbing below the sink may need to be adjusted. This is definitely not for the faint of heart. My MacGyver handyman made it look easy, but it involved quite a bit of imagination and hard work to get all that done down there.
4, Don't waste money on faucet with pop-up drain feature. This sink is simply too deep for that to be practical.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tfeni52355 Nice high quality sink
Bought this to replace a white slop sink in the garage. Built my own vanity/cabinet to install it in. The sink is nice and deep and has dimpled "starter" holes for drilling out for your choice of faucets. I chose a single handle faucet with a spray attachment and the "starter" holes were dead on for accuracy of layout.
The finish is a nice change from the old dirty white fiberglass sink we had in place before this one. The granite look is a nice upgrade.
Would buy it again.
July 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handyman Worthwhile upgrade!!!
Easy upgrade from the original "plastic" utility tub. The only problem is the fact that my counter top is too thick for the hold down clips to attach. I guess that is why they invented clear caulk to seal it down. looks great and the hard finish on the sink should keep it looking good for years to come.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blueyes Very nice and beautiful looking.
IT TOOK JUST A FEW MINUTES WE WISH WE WOULD OF DONE THIS SOONER IT REALLY ADDS A CUSTOM LOOK TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russ47 Fantastic Laundry Sink
We wanted to upgrade our laundry room and this sink does that & more! It looks great, doesn't stain or chip and is a big improvement over our old white plastic laundry sink! We can wash out paint brushes or clean dirt off garden tools in this sink. Then we simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth! No water marks or scratches! Love it!
April 25, 2013