Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 44
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarkinAvon Not bad
Finish on tub better than most you'll find in stock. Gelcoat finish, like a fiberglass boat. Just put it in yesterday. Looks awesome, but hoping it doesn't scratch too much. Make sure you install it in a cabinet AT LEAST 27 inches wide. It won't fit into anything less, without having to cut some of the cabinet's side out.
No template is included, so you're on your own drawing the measurements they give you. Why they don't supply one, who know's. The tub takes up so much of the counter, that I know it's going to be a pain to clean between the backsplash and the rim.
All-in-all, it looks nice. My wife's happy, which is the main reason I put it in. Spousal peace and harmony!
April 14, 2008
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by J123 Deep sink
This sink arrived in good condition. Installation was not too difficult. The problem I have is the bottom around the drain hole is too shallow. Water collects around the drain while still in the sink and settles there. The drain connection supplied with this sink sits slightly above the level of the bottom of the sink not allowing all the water to drain out. Many attempts to get it to seat lower so the all the water can drain out were unsuccessful.
February 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rocky Great product -no template
Good product - i have installed 3 of them; 1 for a customer, and two for myself. Good thing that I made and saved a template for cutting the counter top. The cut-out dimensions on the instructions will give you a hole with just 1/8 in. overhang to support the sink. Too weak for my liking. Also, it seems that Swan is selling 'seconds' to Home Depot. Two of the three tubs had stress fractures where the ribing supports the bowl, and one tub had a chip on the rear right inside bottom corner. Having said all that, everyone loves the laundry tub - great depth, width and much improved visuals vs. the standard 2-bowl laundry tubs. I installed a standard kitchen faucet with a pull-out head . The tub is tremendously more functional. Would recommend this.
April 10, 2012
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChiefHack Will work fine
Good value for the money. Had I read the installation directions I might have noticed the caulking grove on the underside of the rim. If this weren't for my shop which is being done on the cheap, I would have purchased the higher end sink that looks like a stone
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by STLFamily perfect laundry sink
Exactly what we were looking for... Great quality, size, price. Shipping was fast!
December 10, 2014
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sinkman Decent choice for a utility sink
I bought this to use instead of the flimsier looking free-standing choices available as a utility sink. So far happy with purchase. Not completely rigid, but stiff enough when installed. Deep sink, but water still manages to splash out somehow. Seems to clean up moderately easily.
August 20, 2014