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Maintaining and Caring for your Glass Sinks
Maintaining and Caring for your Glass Sink
Guide to Installing your Glass Basin
We would always recommend that you use a professional plumber to install these sinks. We have found that the most common cause of breakage is during installation or a result of poor installation. We would always advise that a basin is installed with a glass ring support under the basin. This ring features flushed, hidden clear-silicone o-rings seal inset which fit into the grooves at the top and bottom of the mounting ring, which help ensure a tight, leak-free sink installation and are particularly good when mounting a glass ring on a marble or granite work surface.
The waste on a glass basin sink should only be hand-tightened as too much tightening can cause glass basins to shatter.
They say that you can never use too much silicone to seal a basin however bear in mind that you can see through the glass and so be mindful on how much and where you put it.
Glass basin manufacturer recommend that glass basins should not be installed where indoor temperatures are unregulated, because wide temperature variances can cause thermal shock and breakage.
Glass sinks are sturdy and can withstand temperature changes of up to 70oF / 21oC without breakage. However, you should avoid pouring scalding hot water into a glass sink. The immediate temperature changes can cause ‘thermal shock’ and may cause the glass to crack or shatter. Once cracked, the entire glass sink would need to be replaced.
Our glass sinks are made from safety glass which is resistant to small accident breakage, such as dropping a brush or plastic bottle into the basin. However, a heavy object can shatter a glass sink, just as it would a porcelain sink.
Care and Cleaning
When treated correctly glass sinks are tough enough to withstand every day wear and tear and remain as beautiful as the day they were purchased. They require no more special treatment than a standard porcelain sink.
When water spots occur, a solution of vinegar and water will dissolve the spots. Abrasive bathroom cleaning products and materials are not recommended as they will scar the glass.