If your sink experiences any of these 5 problems, it’s time for a new one.
Every bathroom has a sink. The sink is an absolutely necessary for any bathroom design due to the need for cleanliness with and added design benefit. The average lifespan of a good bathroom sink is about 50 years if you take good care of it. Sinks can experience a number of issues that can signify that it is time to invest in a new one.
Upgrading to a New Design
Sometimes there isn’t anything functionally wrong with a sink, but the design or material is just so outdated that it is ending up being a detriment to your bathroom. An old material is especially harmful due to the fact that it most likely won’t be holding up for too much longer. If the design is outdated, it can become an eyesore, especially if your bathroom design is evolving and leaving it behind. As the modern bathroom design (as well as other bathroom designs) continue to become more popular, other designs are starting to fall out of favor. There are many beautiful and stylish sink designs on the market today, so you should definitely branch out and try to find the sink that will work best for your bathroom design. There are many types of wall mounted, undermount, pedestal and vessel sinks, among others, that can be gorgeous options for your specific bathroom design.
Damages and Cracks
If your sink is starting to get small cracks anywhere on the surface, it is safe to assume that is time to get a new one. There are a few reasons why there could be cracks or signs of cracks in your sink. The main reason cracks occur is because of extreme and sudden changes in temperature. Most high quality sinks do a good job of preventing cracks and depending on the material that is being used. For example, if you have a porcelain sink, the chance of getting cracks in it are higher than a sink made of stainless steel or a similar material. Porcelain sinks are especially susceptible to cracks so this is something to look out for. Cracks in your sink can also be caused by accidental damage too, so try to be as careful as possible around your sink as well as your other fixtures. Sometimes, cracks cannot be fixed, so at some point, you are going to have to replace your sink.
Stains and Rings
There are some ways to remove stains or rings on your sink, but if you allow them to sit for a long time, they might not come off. Stains and rings are very ugly to look at and decrease the visual quality of your bathroom as a whole as well. If you can remove these rings, you definitely should. If you cannot remove them, it is time to buy a new sink. There are many materials that do a good job of hiding rings and stains or just preventing them from showing up all together. For example, crystal, stone or high quality ceramic are great, clean looking materials that will help make your bathroom shine. You can take a premeditated action to help solve this problem for it even happens. For example, wipe down your sink after every use and clean your sink thoroughly at least once a week. Also, if you purchase higher quality stain-proof materials, the chances that stains will occur is greatly decreased.
It isn't really common practice to buy a new sink just for a new faucet, but if you get a new faucet, you may want a new sink to complement it. Of course this should only be done if your current sink is showing signs of wear, or if you have the extra money to spend. One of the biggest reasons why you should do this is if it is impossible to include your desired faucet into your current sink. This could be a problem in counter tops with insufficient space or something similar. Sometimes design factors into this as well. If you want to go for a specific design in your bathroom you may have to replace your whole vanity area, sink and faucet included.
You Need An Additional Sink
Sometimes the amount of people using a certain bathroom will increase over time for a number of different reasons. Whether it be for kids, a spouse or a similar situation, an additional sink will be a necessity. There are two ways to do this. The first option is to buy another sink in addition to the sink you already have. This will probably mean the addition of a new vanity. The second option is to buy a double sink. This will take up less space but you will need to do a bit more remodeling in your bathroom. Having two sinks or a double sink will eliminate crowding and increase comfort, so this is definitely something to consider.
If your sink is experiencing any of these problems, consider buying a new one to make your bathroom feel fresh and new.