The one piece counter and sink is one of the most popular counters for bathroom. They are very easy to install, and available in many different colors and styles. They are very popular because the top and the sink are installed together which saves time and labor. Here are several steps to install bathroom countertops with built-in sink in your bathroom.
How to Install Bathroom Countertops with Built-in Sinks in a Bathroom: All the things you will need
- Measuring tape
- Stud finder
- New faucet assembly
- Plumberâ€™s tape
- Electric drill
- Wood shims
- Utility knife
- Silicone sealant
- Wood screws
- Plumberâ€™s putty
How to Install Bathroom Countertops with Built-in Sinks in a Bathroom: Instructions
- Â Use a measuring tape to measure the width and height of the countertop. It can be a guide, when measuring the wall where you want to place the vanity. Use a pencil to make an outline on the wall. Locate the wall studs in the measured are by using a stud finder. Use your pencil to mark the locations of the studs.
- Use the measuring tape to measure the distance between the plumbing pipes coming out of the wall and the markings you made. You can use jigsaw to cut out the back of the vanity after measuring the same distance on the back of the vanity, if the countertop is not backless.
- Make sure the sink facing up, when laying the countertop on a flat surface. Apply plumberâ€™s putty on the back of the putty plate. Place the deck plate over the putty plate and then press it. And then, thread the water lines and faucet through the faucet hole.
- Access the water lines by tilting the countertop on its side. After sliding the faucetâ€™s metal washer over the water lines, you should secure it with a long nut.
- Insert the flange into the drain hole firmly, after pressing a ring of plumberâ€™s putty. From the other side of the sink, carefully screw the sink threaded flange onto the drain flange. And then, screw on the lock nut. Use two layers of plumberâ€™s tape to wrap the bottom threads of the flange.
- Make sure the pop-up hole points toward the back of the countertop by screwing on the pipe tail. Follow the direction from the manufacturer to install the sink stopper and the pop-up lever.
- Place the countertop in the wall and follow the marks. Make sure it is level by holding a level against the sides and back of the vanity. Insert at least one screw in the middle and in each corner.
- Along the top edge of the countertop, squeeze a bead of silicone. Carefully lower it into the place and press it. Tight the p-trap nut to attach the p-trap to tail piece under the sink. And now, you can connect the hot and cold faucets with water supply.
- Connect the wall and the countertop by squeezing a bead f silicone sealant. Use a utility knife to cut off any excess wood shim.