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Unexpected Detail: Wooden Sink

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If you want to add an unexpected detail to your bathroom a wooden sink can help you with that. You won’t often see wooden sanitaryware in bathrooms as wood is high-maintenance material especially when it comes in contact with water. But you can also find a stone sink that has a wood-look (see Ebano sink in the gallery below).

Wooden Sink In Interior Design

Vitra Water Jewel Sink With Wooden Plate by Matteo Tunn

Vitra Water Jewel Sink with wooden plate designed by Matteo Tunn

How To Choose

Wooden sinks come in a variety of shades and forms. The color is determined by the type of wood while shapes can be geometrical and intricate. Teak, walnut, oak and cedar are used in making bathtubs and washbasins and you can often see the lacquer finish that protects the wood from water. Wooden sinks are also treated with oil or resin to lessen the impact of water on wood.

Types of Wood

Teak is widely used for producing sanitaryware because of its anti-bacterial properties while oak comes in a great variety of colors. Other wood types that are also used for producing sinks and tubs are mahogany, wenge, pear, birch, olive and many others.

Bamboo is though a plant can also bring a wood-look to the bathroom or kitchen decor. Besides it’s sturdy and renewable, which makes it great for eco-friendly decor.

How To Maintain

To maintain your wooden sanitaryware, sink or bathtub, you’ll have to know that all woods darken with time. Some special finishings can reduce that but be ready that it can happen. Some of the models will require around four re-oiling treatments a year so a wooden sink will require time and commitment.

When cleaning your wooden sink avoid using any harsh cleaning products as they can easily ruin the sink’s surface. Be prepared for slight changes in surface of the sink as well but avoid using any cleaning tools that might inflict those.

Wooden Sink Designs

Ammonitum, Unique Wood, Alegna, and Plavisdesign are just a few among numerous manufacturers of wooden sinks. Ammonitum offers a wide range of finishes including bubinga, mahogany, lime, olive, beech, and others. Unique Wood Design also offers light sinks in maple and ash as well as in dramatic wenge, padouk, and sapele.

A Water Map sink concept by Julia Kononenko (first pic in the gallery) was created using a topography of London to determine the shape of the sink and make water run between ducts to resemble canals.

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