Integrated vs Wall Mount Sinks
If you’re looking to replace a sink in your home, the question of whether to go with a wall mount or integrated sink will be one of your first decisions. This will usually depend on your current layout/countertop situation but often times can be left to simple preference. Let’s go through some of the differences between Integrated and Wall mounted sinks. From functionality to style, we will try to cover some of the basic positives and negatives of each.
An integrated sink is defined as a sink that is integrated or a part of an existing feature of the house, such as a cabinet or countertop. Below is a list of some of the positives and negatives about an integrated sink.
- A smooth transition from surface to sink area gives it a nice look and also makes it easy to clean.
- The pipes that operate the sink can be hidden underneath the sink.
- Because of being a one-piece integrated sink, it is more durable and can handle more weight.
- Many materials and options for design.
- Glass Integrated Sinks make for a hygienic and easy cleaning environment.
- Can take up space
- Usually needs to be placed on a countertop to be integrated or built as one piece
- Pipes are difficult to repair or fix because of being a part of the countertop
A wall mounted sink is defined as a sink that is mounted or installed onto a wall in any area of the house, as long as water pipes can reach the area. Below is a list of some of the positives and negatives about a wall mounted sink.
- Can be placed on any wall
- Can be made much smaller
- Textures and Material choices are abundant
- Fixing the water pipes would be an easy task
- Looks neat and stylish
- Simple and efficient
- Glass Wall Mounted Sinks are hygienic and also very easy to clean
- Somewhat fragile
- Pipes are usually showing (Unless it is encased)
- No drawers or cabinets to put supplies or shelves in
- Must be reachable by the water pipes at home
We hope this overview comparing integrated vs wall mount sinks helps your decision and as always feel free to call or email us with any questions, we love hearing from you!