The incredible, modern look of a wall mount sink gives a small bathroom, a guest bathroom especially, a more spacious and less cluttered look.
Luckily, its installation is achievable by many DIYers.
Wall Mount Sink: Prepare the Wall
First of all, measure the size of the sink and determine the right mounting height.
This is normally about 30 inches away from the floor, but this is largely dependent on your sink or choosing.
With that you have an idea of the area requiring support.
Carefully cut off a section of the drywall and nail in blocking (2x8s or 2x6s) between the studs of the wall.
If your wall is covered with tile or other material, you'll need to carefully remove it.
Only remove those which won't be visible after your sink is installed.
Carry out replacement and repairs of your drywall before the sink installation begins.
Install the Sink
If a mounting plate is included in your sink, it can be used as a template to drill in your pilot holes. If not, you'll need to use the wall mount sink to determine the drill points.
Drill pilot holes for the lag screws (normally included with your sink). If you have a tile wall, ensure to use a masonry bit to drill through.
Prepare the drain, pop-up, and faucet assemblies on the sink.
Have the faucet inserted to the sink and attached with locknuts.
Thinly wrap the edge of the housing of the drain assembly with plumber's putty and insert it into the drain hole, then hold to seal.
Install the washer and gasket underneath.
Place the drain opening behind the sink; the pop-up assembly will be installed there. While holding the housing to prevent it from turning with the drain, tighten the locknut and wipe any surplus plumber's putty round the housing.
Push the sink stopper in position through the housing. (Alternatively, we suggest a push-to-seal assembly.)
Have the link rod inserted through the faucet on the sink such that it runs right down into the pivot rod. Connect the lift rod and pivot rod using the spring clip available in your kit.
There will be several holes on the lift rod, making it easy to adjust the position for the pop-up assembly. To test the assembly, simply push the lift rod downwards until the drain pop-up comes up.
Wall Mount Sink: Install Mounting Plate
If you have a mounting plate, secure the sink on to it. Otherwise, proceed to install the sink by using the lag screws to attach it to your blocking. After screwing in one, ensure your sink position is level before screwing in the remaining.
Install the drain arm and P-trap to the existing drain. Attach your flexible cold and hot water supply lines from underneath the faucet to the shut-off valves located in the wall.
Either flared fittings or compression nuts will be used to attach the supply lines. Tighten them using a wrench and turn clockwise. Have your shut-off valves turned counter-clockwise at the handle, then flush out the lines by running the faucet.
Check the assembly for leaks, and tighten properly if any.
A trim piece may be included in your wall mount sink kit. This is used to cover the pipes, and can be attached using lag screws after confirming that no leaks are present.
If you encounter issues during your sink installation, ensure to get in touch with a certified, expert plumber.