There are many factors that go into how to choose the best bathroom sink for your space. You can consider your décor ideas for the room, the space you have available, and your budgetary constraints. Additionally, how busy is the bathroom during the day? Is your bathroom a functional everyday bathroom, or are you looking for a bathroom for guests? Will this be a kids’ bathroom? All of these questions can help you narrow down what shape, color, and material your bathroom sink should be. In this post, we will go over some material for your sink.


One of the more common bathroom sink materials is porcelain. The sink can either be fully porcelain or it will have a porcelain enamel coating with the material underneath being iron, fireclay, or steel. The sink can be coated with vitreous china, which gives the sink that shiny look. These sinks can be somewhat heavy, and care needs to be taken to prevent chipping, cracking, and scratches. One way to help with this is to make sure you clean your sink with non-abrasive cleansers. These sinks are easier to be kept clean.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel sinks can make your bathroom stand out. They are less likely to become chipped or cracked and are easy to care for. Stainless steel is less likely to have bacteria survive on its surface, so it is a more hygienic option. One thing to keep in mind is that the stainless steel can show water marks if you have hard water. This can be easily remedied by wiping the sink with a dry cloth or potentially using a little baking soda. This can remove the hard water stains but is not abrasive enough to scratch or mar the surface of your sink.


Another way to make your bathroom sink stand out is to install a glass sink. This type of sink is normally installed on top of the counter instead of in it. These types of sinks would seem better for a guest sink or the master bath. The glass sink does not stain or get scratched. There are many options for how you want this sink to look. You can purchase a custom glass sink that is made to the specifications that you are looking for or choose a classic style for your bathroom. There are a variety of glass sinks available so that you will be able to find something that matches the style and look you are going for.

Your bathroom sink can say a lot about you. The material you use will be dependent on your needs, budgetary constraints, and what intent you are going for regarding your look.