Installing a bathroom sink is a difficult task, but it’s not impossible. But you do need to know exactly what you’re doing to make sure you get it right and don’t end up with some hidden leaks or indeed a massive flood.

As bathroom experts, we have all the best advice to help you understand what goes into installing a bathroom sink. Here’s everything you need to know…

A Few Top Tips…

Before you even think about installing a bathroom sink or vanity unit, you need to ensure you have all the tools you may need to do the job effectively. In the majority of cases, you will most likely need, some silicone caulking, a basin wrench, a pipe wrench, plumbing sockets, and some plumber’s tape. On average it will take around 1 to 2 hours to install and replace a bathroom vanity sink. 

Once you’ve gathered everything together, make sure you shut off the water supply. Typically you will have two valves, one will control hot water and the other will control your cold water. Close those both off and double-check that there is no running water before you begin. In the situation that the water doesn’t turn off, you may need to turn it off at the mains. 

If your old sink is still in your bathroom, your next step will be to remove it. It may be best to get the support from another person to help lift it off its fixture and disconnects all of the supply and drain lines from the faucet. It is normal for a slight bit of water to drain out, just use a bucket or towel to control any water that comes out. 

How To Replace A Bathroom Sink…

When your bathroom is clear, you will now need to prepare the space for the new sink. There are various sinks you can purchase so bear this in mind when you are looking to install yours. Here’s our go-to guide on how to install a bathroom sink faucet…

  1. Measure your new sink against your wall or vanity unit. Make sure you use a spirit level to ensure that it is in the right position. Ensure that the areas surrounding the sink are clean and dry. 
  2. Assemble the smaller elements to the sink, like your taps. These will need to be added onto your sink at 90 degrees. 
  3. Begin to mount the sink on either the wall or on your vanity unit. Depending on which option you have, you may need to attach it with mounting hardware such as clips or add caulk around the sink to seal the sink to the surface used.
  4. Install your water lines, pipes and drainage system. Again it depends on the type of sink you have, but it would typically be a rubber gasket that squeezes against your sink, with a washer and a nut. Then connect your water lines back to the sink. The parts should all be included along with instructions.
  5. Install your drain plug and make sure to seal it with caulk. 
  6. Finally, you should then double-check that your system works and that there are no leaks or problems. 

Advice From The Experts…

Installing a sink is a long process and it is often better to get the advice and support from a professional. This can give you the peace of mind that there will be no leaks, problems or potential floods in your home. Our highly experienced team can design and install your bathroom to the highest quality and standard. If you’re looking for an expert to replace your bathroom sink or install a new one, get in touch today