Our collection of bathroom Mexican sinks is handcrafted and hand painted by skillful master artesans, therefore each sink is a unique functional artistic piece. As with any handcrafted item, our Mexican ceramic sinks will have small variations in color, design, size, and weight. These bathroom sinks are made using the best materials in the industry. We have a large selection to choose with a wide range of designs and themes. Our bathroom ceramic sinks set apart from the standard with detailed designs and rich colors. They can be used in just about any setting, and are ideal to be the focal point of any bathroom.
Our Mexican talavera ceramic sinks are molded and painted by hand. They are made of ceramic and fired twice; once before they are decorated, and a second time after they are glazed. Talavera colors and shine will not fade with proper care. We recommend NOT to use abrasive cleaners, as they "eat-up" the finish.
Size of MEDIUM Sink
|14x17 in. outside dimension, 6.25 in. outside height, 5 in. inside depth, 1 in. lip|
|Size of LARGE Sink||17x21 in. outside dimension, 7.5 in. outside height, 6 in. inside depth, 1 in. lip|
|Drain Opening||1.5 in. US Standard|
|Overflow||3 overflow holes|
|Installation Type||Drop-in or tile-in|
|Material||Hand painted ceramic.|
|Care Recommendations||Clean with mild cleanser and damp cloth, do not use abrasive cleaners.|
|Color, Size and Design Variation||Slight variations are expected for all Talavera Tiles. For instance, size, color and design are all likely to vary due to the hand made process. Please note shades of color are seen differently on computer monitors and therefore customers should request a sample before making a final selection or purchase. Lot variation in size and color may be present from shipment to shipment. There is no guarantee that tiles ordered as add-ons will match those from the original orders.|
|FREE SHIPPING||In-stock orders ship within 1-2 business days. In order to receive FREE UPS Ground Shipping on this sink, anywhere in the lower 48 US states, please use Coupon Code: SHIPFREE at checkout. Appropriate shipping charges apply to all shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories. All other services will incur regular shipping costs, as quoted by UPS. Not valid on previous purchases, exchanges, or special orders. If customer returns any items from an order that received FREE GROUND SHIPPING, the original shipping savings associated with the returned item(s) will be deducted from the refund amount. We reserve the right to change or discontinue this free shipping offer at any time.|
|Installing a Mexican Bathroom Countertop Sink||Since no template is provided with this sink, set the bowl upside down on the countertop and trace the outline, then draw a second line about 3/4 inch inside that line to serve as your cut line.|
|Carefully drill a 3/8-inch starter hole inside the cut line. Using a saber saw, begin cutting along the line. After you have completed the cutting the hole, insert the sink into the hole in the countertop to test the fit. Make any adjustments if necessary.|
|Place a bead of plumber\'s putty around the bottom edge of the drain-assembly housing\'s lip, then press the housing into the drain hole. Attach the gasket and washer and then tighten the locknut. Be careful not to apply to much pressure because the drain hole may break. Remove any excess plumber\'s putty. Attach the tailpiece to the housing with the slip nut and washer.|
|If you haven\'t already done so, install the faucet. When the faucet is in place, turn the sink upside down and run a bead of silicone adhesive along the underside of the molded lip. Turn the sink over and carefully align it with the countertop\'s front edge. Press firmly around the lip to form a tight seal. After the adhesive has set, apply a bead of latex caulk around the edge, and then smooth it with a wet finger.|
|Set the sink in place, firmly pressing down all edges to assure a secure seal.|
|These tips are meant as a helpful resource. Tierra y Fuego strongly suggests consulting a licensed contractor.|
I had considered a Talavera sink but felt one might be too fragile as it will be the only bathroom sink in our small straw bale home. Then I learned that small sinks are not manufactured in the US. It was a relief to find the 14"x17" size and, as a Talavera backsplash and counter top were already planned, the style was perfect. Because of the size constraints, I received two calls from Tierra y Fuego checking to be sure the sink ordered would fit my space. It arrived a few days later and it is beautiful. The solid area around the drain is a little more yellow than the picture but I expected variations because it is hand painted. It fits perfectly in the small cabinet. Best of all it came with NO plastic or styrofoam packaging, just paper and lots of shredded cardboard which can easily be recycled.