Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 40
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Termie Beautiful, but not perfect
I read the rave reviews of this product and thought it couldn't be anything less than perfect. Well, it's quite nice, but it's far from perfect. Here's the list of issues I faced in installing it:
(1) The first sample I received had defects that could be seen through the glass, which appeared to be clamp marks that had pushed through the bottom white layer (looks like ceramic, but might be plastic). Since the top is in fact transparent glass, the backing is the only thing that stops it from being see-through, and any defects in that backing are very visible through the glass top. Of course, returning a top like this is a huge hassle - instead of chancing a return via UPS, I drove this to my local Home Depot (and of course, the product isn't carried in stores, so you can't check one out before you buy).
(2) Both the first sample I received and returned, and the second sample I actually installed, were concave. This means that the top simply will not sit flat on a vanity. It comes with leveling pads you can use, but this would leave a gap between the vanity and the top, allowing dust in, and also prevents the top from actually being secured to the vanity. Bad idea when it comes to knocking the plumbing out of place. I ended up needing to use large amounts of silicon to fill the gaps under the front end of the glass top. For reference, I mounted it on the Foremost Haven vanity, available on this website for just over $300.
(3) The ease of cleaning of this top has been mentioned, but you should also know that glass comes with a huge downside - every drop of water that dries leaves water marks, which are clearly seen as shadows through the glass if your bathroom is well lit. This means you'll be constantly cleaning the top.
(4) As for the drain issue - yes, you need a special umbrella-style non-overflow pop-up drain if you wish to plug the sink. I'm not sure, however, why people say you can't plug it at all. You can - it just doesn't have an overflow, so you have to make sure no kids figure out how to fill the basin. I used a Decolav model, which costs about $70 on this website.
(5) The basin is quite shallow. I didn't realize this would make a difference, but I find that even with a relatively high and long faucet (the beautiful Delta Lahara - available on this website for about $220), I tend to bump my hands against the bottom of the sink when washing them. The basin is designed with a very gradual curve, so the back edge of the basin, where the faucent will actually be positioned, is only about half as deep as the center point. This is in contrast to many granite vanities, which appear to have much more "bowl-shaped" basins.
Would I recommend this top? Yes, but only if you are aware that its "high style" comes with costs. I wouldn't choose this unless you are truly convinced that this is the look you're going for. It's more expensive than competing granite tops(especially considering the drain you'll need to buy), it may be challenging to install, and it requires constant cleaning to look its best.
February 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DIYDude9999 Unique product at a decent price
Installed this in a guest bathroom. Used lighting under the vanity to illuminate the sink as a night light. Install was straight forward, except for the drain. Bought a Danco simple grid drain without overflow and it did not fit because of the area around the hole. Needed to get a umbrella drain to cover the hole, and it's pretty big, but that's the only drain in stock that works. Both backsplash and side splash came damaged, so I had to wait to finish the project.
April 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Charlotte1 glass sink
I really like the way this sink looks in my remodeled bath: sleek, stylish, and easy to clean.
* required a special pop-up drain that cost an extra $50 above the cost of the faucet.
*pop-up drain leaves a space between the glass of the sink and the chrome drain apparatus so that things could slip down. To plug pop-up so sink retains water, press a button in the center of the drain.
* there is no overflow hole in the sink. If you plug drain and let water run, the sink could overflow.
July 29, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by trophywifeintraining beautiful but shallow
careful not to buy a faucet with a high water drop, the sink is shallow and will splash out and make a mess...other wise is a very beautiful sink, exactly the look i was looking for
May 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by d1080 Beautiful sink
We remodeled our extra bath and used this pegasus vanity top on top of the Hampton 24 in. Birch Vanity Cabinet in Espresso. We couldn't be happier. It's super easy to install and looks beautiful in person. We did run into the same problem as another reviewer, that the drain stop is not large enough to cover the entire hole in the bottom of the basin. We purchased a pegasus faucet set hoping to avoid this problem, but the drain stop is still too narrow and we had to buy a replacement. Not a big deal, but something to consider.
May 29, 2012