Lavatory bowls sold in decorative plumbing and hardware showrooms offer the perfect mix of form and function. From museum quality works of art to fun and whimsical conversation pieces, bowls not only set the tone for a bathroom, but also can serve as an expression of personal taste and style.  Factors to consider when selecting different lavatory bowls for the bath include:

  • Materials
  • Mounting Options
  • Size
  • Countertops

Lavatory bowls come in an endless array of materials, shapes and sizes that influence mounting options, functionality and  care and maintenance. Lavatory bowls are made from clear, colored, etched and frosted glass, brass, copper, stone, concrete, porcelain, composite materials, fiberglass and just about any other material that you can imagine in shapes ranging from rectangles, squares and ovals to free form designs that incorporate the bowl into the countertop.

Mounting options influence the overall look of the bath and its usability. The type of mounting selected depends upon the countertop material. Only a knowledgeable showroom professional can provide the guidance necessary to help assure that the bowl you select can be mounted properly.


Mounting options include:

  • Top mounted
  • Semi recessed
  • Dropped in
  • Undermounted
  • Flush mounted
  • Integrated bowl
  • Vessel bowl
  • Pedestal Sink
  • Wall Hung Sink