Glass Sink Bowl Care & Installation Tip Guide

Glass Sink Bowl Care Guide,

GlASS SINK BOWL CARE GUIDE 


Glass Sink Bowl Care Guide, is a list of things to do and not to do when installing and caring for your glass sink.  These simple steps will ensure that your glass sink will help retain that “New Look” for years to come. 

GLASS SINK BOWL CARE & INSTALLATION TIPS

Until your glass sink is ready to be installed, please keep your glass sink in a safe place and in its original shipping box.
 
When installing your glass sink bowl, rather you’re installing it on glass, stone or other hard surface, just use clear silicon to mount the glass bowl in place.  After leveling the sink bowl, allow 24 hours for the silicon it to cure before installing the sinks drain.
 
Since the glass sink has no overflow, make sure the drain doesn’t have the overflow option either. 
 
When installing the drain assembly, very important to HAND TIGHTEN ONLY, no tools are required for attaching the drain to the glass sink.  Wrenching can create too much pressure which can crack the glass. 
 
Brock Madison glass sinks are durable and can take some hard knocks, but dropping hard heavy objects into the glass sink can break or chip the glass.  For this reason, avoid installing shelving or medicine cabinets too close to where the glass sink is to be installed. 
 
 

WATER SUPPLY

We don’t recommend a looped system for supplying instant hot water to your glass sink. 
 
 
A maximum 120 degree (48.8 C), water supply is recommended.  Usually if the water is too hot to touch with your hands, the water is too hot for the glass sink.  Although its recommended, 120 degrees is still plenty hot for washing hands and can still scald hands, so set your hot water supply accordingly, your hands and your sink will thank you. 
 
 
Please do not allow only hot water run out of your faucet continuously for long periods of time, doing so can create a hot spot on the glass and thermal shock the sink.  A mix of both hot and cold water is recommended. 
 
All glass sinks made today, can thermal shock.   A temperature differential of greater than 70 degrees between room temperature and that of the incoming hot water supplied at the faucet, can thermal shock the glass.  120 degrees water temperature, puts the glass sink in a safe zone as long as the room air temperature is 50 degrees or warmer.   This 70 degree rule is an glass industry standard. 

CLEANING

To keep your glass sink looking like new, occasionally wipe out water with a soft towel to prevent hard water from forming calcium deposits.  
 
If your glass sink does develop some calcium deposits, do not try to clean with any sort of scrapers or abrasives products like ajax, scouring pads etc. Doing so will scratch the glass surface.  Use instead a product such as CLR to dissolve the deposits.
 
Using simple glass cleaner works great to keep the vessels sparkly clean.  
 
Never use any sort of abrasives, such as Ajax, or scouring pads, doing so can scratch and or dull the surface of the glass.