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Pedestal sinks have remained popular as a more formal and stylish alternative to countertop sinks. Despite their popularity, however, it can be difficult to choose the correct type of sink and install it properly.
Pedestal sinks are typically made of either enamelled cast iron or vitreous china. Cast iron sinks tend to be very expensive, but are also very durable, while the vitreous china sinks tend to vary in price and quality. Pedestal sinks also come with three different hole configurations that correspond to the particular faucet that you have, or are planning to install. Be sure that you choose a matching sink and faucet configuration.
Please consult our tutorials on faucet basics and replacing a bathroom faucet once you are ready to install your faucet with you new sink!
Skill Level & Time
• Beginner - 3 to 5 hours
• Intermediate - 3 to 4 hours
• Advanced - 2 to 3 hours
Make sure to wear safety glasses when working under the sink, as bits of rust and metal can fall into your eyes as you are working.
Be prepared to replace the shutoff valves, as they can break easily. Also, new flexible supply tubes are much easier to manipulate.
Know where the main water shut off is, just in case.
Have a small pail ready to catch leaks.