Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Unsatisfied Non-Standardard Bowls, Sub-Standard Finish
Please look carefully and understand what your are buying. This vanity required extensive work prior to and during installation. The rear false panels have small openings and the on-line manual did not give enough details allowing us to determine the proper fit for the water and waste lines prior to purchase. We had to expand the openings considerably. The two shelves are not movable and had to be unscrewed to cut openings to allow the sink pea trap to be fitted. After cutting out a U-shaped hole for the pea trap, we were able to reinstall them and get use of 80% of the shelves.
The two bowls do not feature overflow openings. Off-the-shelf faucet kits will not work without special adapters at the bottom of the bowl for the pop-up valve and normal drainage because there is not enough thickness to accommodate normal pop-up valves. We hired a professional plumber and he had to special order these adapters and now they are starting to leak. Since the drain holes for the bowls are dead center, the pop-up valve mechanisms for the levers had to be modified and extended and this modification requires adjustment. Finally, the bowls are shallow so water easily splashes out of them.
The biggest disappointment is the finish. It looks very beautiful in the picture and the price leads you to think it was a nice veneer. This is not the case. It is a *painted* false wood grain over MDF. The paint chips during normal installation and under normal use such as when a plug end of a blow dryer or curing iron cord knocks against it.
This vanity is TALL due to the furniture/foot design. Nice for taller folks or those with back issues inconvenient for folks 5'3" or shorter.
The vanity's feet do not rotate, which would have been handy for leveling adjustment. Thus, any shims you add during typical and proper installation are visible.
After four months of use I've noticed that the travertine is not well sealed and the naturally occurring pits of the stone collect everything from make-up dust to rinse water splashing and have now visibly discolored requiring some sort of cleaner that will remove the locked in gunk that won't harm the stone or finish.
One positive note. This vanity is built like a tank. We had to raise it on it's side to get it into the bathroom and the glued-on counter top with its glued-in bowls never budged nor did the box construction budge.
April 29, 2013