Lavatories Guide

Lavatories Guide

  1. Getting Started

  2. Installations

  3. Design

  4. Hole Configurations

  • Getting Started

    Finding a lavatory that expresses your style is easier than ever today. Between material and color options, installation types, design styles and decorative options there is no shortage of opportunity to discover something that’s uniquely you. The following guide will help you select the option best suited to you and your home. 

  • Measure Your Space

    Measure Your Space

    Lavatories are generally available in standard sizes that coordinate with standard countertop cutouts. If you choose a vessel lavatory that rests on countertop, you’ll need to take into consideration things like the height and reach of the faucet as well. Also, if you’re planning to go with a pedestal lavatory rather than a vanity, you will need to ensure that it fits your space.

    How Much Space Do You Have?

    1. Are you replacing an existing lavatory and working with the same exact footprint?
    2. Are you coordinating with a vanity or do you prefer a pedestal lavatory?
    3. Is there an existing faucet that may limit the height of the lavatory?
    4. Is the space plumbed for one or two lavatories? If one, is it centered in the space or off to one side?
    5. Will your vanity accommodate the sink shapes you prefer–round, oval, rectangle or square?

    For more information, see Styling Space Considerations

    How To Measure

    If this is a simple replacement, measure the length, width and height of your current lavatory and choose one with the same measurements.
    Measure width from side to side and length from front to back–where you measure will depend on the installation type. Be sure to refer to the specification sheet for exact dimensions.
    Height and depth are two separate measurements. Height is the full measure taken on the exterior from top to bottom. Depth is the interior measure of the basin and the depth of water it will hold. Lavatories with an overflow are measured from the deepest point to the overflow only.



  • Use And Function

    Use And Function

    If you’re choosing a lavatory for a powder room where hand washing is the primary activity, you may prefer a shallow lavatory that makes more of a design statement. On the other hand, if this is a lavatory that will see lots of activity, including face washing and teeth brushing, a lavatory that is deeper may make more sense.

  • Artful Statement

    Artful Statement

    The powder room that guests use is the perfect place to choose a lavatory that’s more expressive and let it be the focal point of the room. With everything from faceted glass to patterned vitreous material to choose from, you just need to discover which design speaks to you. 

    Browse Artist Editions bathroom lavatories

  • Next: Learn about Lavatories Installation Types