Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 23
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Ivanho1963 Excellent for the Right Situation...
I have a 33" vanity base - an in-between size, for which there would be no 34" off-the-shelf vanity top to fit. So I bought this beautiful marble top/porcelain sink combo in 37", which is a standard size to fit a 36" base, and I cut it down myself - a much cheaper option than a purchasing custom top. Marble is a soft stone, and is easy to cut and finish if you own a tile saw and sandpaper in many grits.
The Carrera marble slab comes with the sink undermounted and drilled for an 8" spread faucet set. The marble is finished very nicely, with smooth edges, and is a beefy 3/4" thick. It comes with an unattached backsplash (which I cut down also), and I had to purchase a sidesplash from the manufacturer as well. They both match the slab perfectly.
I agree with some of the reviews herein regarding the sink mounting methodology. The sink is heavy, and it is fastened to the slab via four threaded pegs. Screwdown clips, plus a bead of silicone, hold the sink tightly to the top. It is well centered and precisely fit. However, the pegs themselves are epoxy cemented to recesses in the underside of the slab. Epoxy is strong stuff, but I don't believe it adequate to accommodate the weight of this ceramic sink....and other reviewers have had problems with the mount failing.
So I decided to be proactive and make my own screw-in metal clips. I removed the sink, cut the slab down on both sides to fit my vanity base, remounted the sink to the four original pegs, drilled holes to the underside, popped in plastic anchors and added the two clips I made.
I mounted the faucet set to the top, then the top to the base. I don't understand why, as some reviewers say, the top would not be a good fit for any standard base. Mine fit perfectly front-to-back (the base is not made by Pegasus), and would have fit perfectly side-to-side had I had a standard 36" base. A simple bead of silicone, plus the plumbing, fasten the top to the base.
Make sure your base is level before you attach this or any top. If not, you will need to use shims to level the base at the floor.
Do not use GE silicone - it will permanently stain the marble, which is porous. When attaching the splashes, I actually used water-based anti-mold latex caulk. In a few weeks, it shrinks and it needs to be reapplied, but this is very easy. I did the same in another bathroom, and have had no issues in eight years.
From the package, the sink mount needs to be sured up. So if you're a do-it-yourselfer and you can improvise, this may be a good purchase.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Belladonna Beautiful marble top
This marble top is absolutely beautiful and exactly what I was looking for. The cabinet I purchased from Pegasus had to be trimmed in order for the sink bowl to fit properly. That was disappointing since the two should have worked together, other than that I am completely satisfied with this product.
November 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by glarl Did not work with Vanity cabinet
this vanity top was a recommended accessory for the cabinet we purchased. The top did not work with the cabinet at all. We tried the top with a square sink- it did not work; we returned that top and ordered the same top with a round sink; this top fit worse than the square sink one.
June 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Bummerrrrrrr Doesn't fit
Although the website says that it fits on all 36" vanities, and the store will tell you it does, the unfortunate fact is that it does not fit with the Pegasus Carrabelle 36" vanity.
June 2, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5Â by mreverything Top does not fit vanity
Store personnel will not believe you when you point out that the vanity top does not fit the vanity they sold you as a combination unit. BIG hassle.
Had to bring it into the store after installing vanity (4 flights of stairs up) to prove that it did not fit. BAD design, do not waste your time or money
July 29, 2010