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Unread 07-24-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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tiled bathroom sink?

I just recently looked at a magazine that had a mosaic tiled bathroom counter top and sink. Can anyone tell me what kind of sink would I have to get to do this. Thanks
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Unread 07-24-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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http://www.ikitchenbath.com/newpage49.htm

and this one was fabricated from cast concrete..then tiled

http://joeginsberg.com/html/services...saic-sinks.htm

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Unread 07-25-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Those were very beautiful sinks. I am not sure where I can get a precast cement unit around here {Wyoming}. Would it be possible to tile an acrylic molded counter and sink combination, like one from HD?
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Unread 07-26-2005, 07:17 PM   #4
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Hi Amanda,

You could do it, but you would have to grind the inside of the sink to get it rough enough to grab onto the thin set. It'll look great, but it won't be very practical. Don't let anyone use it if their hands are dirty.
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Unread 07-27-2005, 11:32 AM   #5
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I created three tiled kitchen sinks, one was just for practice, but I have just finished installling all the faucets, garbage disposals, etc for the other two. I like the look of them very much. I will have to wait for time to know how much I like using them and how practical they will be. One sink drains well, but there is a small puddle of water next to the rim of the garbage disposal, but I might tighten down the garbage disposal just a bit more and lower the edge that catches water.

I still have to add the wood trim to the countertop, but the rest is done.

I considered creating and tiling a cement sink, but chickened out. I got old / outdated model cast iron sinks, ground and sand blasted the surface so the thinset would adhere and set tile. It was great fun grinding and cutting tile to fit. They are tiled flush with the sink countertop and we built a 2/4 frame under each sink to support the weight.

I used Laticrete SP-100 grout knowing a kitchen sink will have to endure a lot of dirt and temperature changes. I liked the higher grade epoxy because I could tool off the grout to a very smooth surface...also hopefully to make keeping the sink cleaner. They are discontinuing that product, so the next time I'll have to go with their industrial grade...oh well.

Are they unique? Yes. I love the look of tile and even $300 sinks interferred with that seamless look of tile on a counter.

Did I save money?? Maybe a little, but I had to spend $100 just for deep throat extensions to the garbage disposals...
I did save some money by cutting custom trim for the backsplash.

Anyway, this was the first tile project I have done...now the kitchen floor doubled my experience.

I tried to send a photo, but I don't know how to compress it down to 50 k...sorry.

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Unread 07-27-2005, 11:58 AM   #6
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Welcome, Pam.

Look in our World Famous Liberry under Pictures and you'll find some instructions that will be helpful.

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Unread 07-27-2005, 05:26 PM   #7
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Thank YOU
I downloaded the program you recommended and shrank my photos. So here goes!
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Unread 07-27-2005, 06:51 PM   #8
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Well, i like it,it looks good, and unique,and i love the depth. Oh, did you know you had a homeless guy living in the other room?
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Unread 07-27-2005, 06:54 PM   #9
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Damn! I'm impressed.

Still wouldn't want one anywhere near a place where I had cleaning responsibility, but soon as I git rich enough to have a maid, I'll likely be calling you. Well, first I hafta git rich enuff to have a house, but that's another discussion, eh?
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Found this old thread. Anyone else have pictures of sinks tiled? Thinking about doing a bath sink with a line drain.
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Started my tile countertop and sink with line drain project today.Name:  uploadfromtaptalk1367781242865.jpg
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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:28 PM   #12
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I love the pics of the tiled sink from kpam. I never thought of this, does this hold up? I am intrigued for my moms kitchen project. too bad I just finished mine and went another route. but I would tile around the sink borders with some mosaic or something and then put the sink in incase I needed to remove later, I would know where to break it loose.
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Unread 05-27-2013, 09:42 AM   #13
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Finally got the tile set on the sink yesterday and grouted it the morning.

What a slow going project.

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Here's another picture.

Just set it all in the garage, will set in place next weekend.
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