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Complete Guide to Glass Bathroom Basins

By Deborah | March 7, 2021

5 mins read | Bathroom Advice

Clear Glass Sink Bathroom Wash Stand

Glass Bathroom Basin are a Chic and Stylish alternative to Standard White Gloss Ceramic


We have put this guide together to hopefully answer any question you may have regarding Glass basins

Frosted Glass Bathroom Basins

The Glass Bathroom Basin Buying Guide

Glass Bathroom Basins come in different sizes, shapes and finishes.   Including Clear or Frosted, White, Black and all the other colours under the sun.     

When choosing a glass basin for your bathroom, the first priority is to make sure  the glass is toughened.  Ideally the basin should have at least a 10 – 12mm thickness. 

Glass sinks are sturdy and can withstand reasonable temperature changes without breakage. 

Avoid pouring scalding hot water into a glass sink as the immediate temperature changes can cause ‘thermal shock’.   Which can lead to the basin cracking or shattering.  

Glass sinks should be made from safety glass which is resistant to small accident breakage.  Dropping a brush or plastic bottle into the basin shouldn’t cause an issue.  However, a heavy object can shatter a glass sink, just as it would a porcelain sink. 

Clear Glass Shabby Chic Bathroom

What to consider when installing a Glass Bathroom Basin

glass basin ring

It is always recommend that you use a professional plumber to install these sinks. The most common cause of breakage is during installation or a result of poor installation.

We would also advise that a glass 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.

The ring 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.

It is recommended that glass basins should not be installed where indoor temperatures are unregulated nor should the basin be placed directly under a skylight.   This is because wide temperature variances can cause thermal shock and breakage.   

Care and Cleaning Glass Basins

Glass Bathroom Basins when treated correctly 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. Use warm soapy water to clean after use and 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.

About Clickbasin

Clickbasin is a family-owned, professionally run company that specialises in the highest quality bathroom basins, bathroom vanity units, cabinets and all the associated accessories.

Our aim is to provide the best quality products and the highest quality service possible. From countertop basins to bathroom cabinets and bathroom mirrors, every product we stock, we’re proud to sell it under the clickbasin brand.

We value our business and our customers, it’s something we’re proud of and we hope this is reflected in the personal, polite and professional service we provide.

About the Author

Deborah Heardman

Deborah is an expert in bathroom basins and storage solutions, with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Since joining Clickbasin, Deborah has become an enthusiast for all things bathroom and a trusted authority on the topic.