Concrete Sinks & Vanities

FAQs about Concrete Sinks 

What Types of Concrete Sinks Does Trueform Concrete Offer? 

Trueform Concrete offers several types of concrete sinks: 

Floating and Wall-Hung Concrete Sinks:

Using our floating sink brackets, these sinks will mount to studded walls (wood or steel) and walls constructed or CMU or other masonry materials. They’re used for residential or commercial applications and can meet ADA compliance with the proper installation. Brackets are included in the purchase of all Trueform’s standard wall-mount sinks.

Vanities & Washstands:  

These concrete sinks are mounted on a base typically constructed of wood, steel, or concrete, and installed after bathroom construction has been completed. They’re used for residential or commercial applications and can also meet ADA compliance given the proper design and installation. 

Vessel Sinks:

Vessel sinks are designed to rest on any countertop surface of your choosing – concrete, wood, marble, Woodform concrete, or granite. Vessels represent only the basin portion of the sink and can be round, rectangular, or other shapes, and can be designed for single or multiple users. 

Free-Standing / Podium Sinks:

A pedestal sink is a tall, narrow, free-standing sink basin cast as a single piece. It is designed to take up as little space as possible and avoids the complexity or disruption that wall-mounting entails.

What Is a Sink/Countertop Overhang? 

A sink or countertop overhang refers to the amount of concrete material that extends past a base cabinet or sub structure. All of Trueform Concrete's products require a 1/4" minimum overhang past the cabinet base on the left, right and front edges.

Are Concrete Sinks Heat Resistant? 

Our concrete sinks are very heat resistant. However, you can still damage the sealer if you place hot items come in direct contact with the surface of your sink.

Do Concrete Sinks Stain? 

Concrete can stain after prolonged exposure to certain substances- such as mustard. That being said, the proprietary sealer we coat all of our products with is stain-resistant under most conditions and will hold up to typical use. To minimize the likelihood of any issues, make sure to clean up makeup, colored liquids or other possible stain agents as quickly as possible. 

How Do I Clean a Concrete Sink? 

Use a soft cloth and non-abrasive, pH-neutral cleaner to clean your sink. Do not use abrasive cleaners, scrubbing pads, steel wool, or harsh chemicals (ammonia, acetone, hydrogen peroxide).  

We recommend Better Life products for lighter cleaning and Simple Green products for heavier cleaning. You can also apply Pledge to help fill hairline scratches and give your sink a nice sheen. 

Are Concrete Sinks Scratch Resistant? 

Our concrete sinks come pre-sealed for scratch resistance. Over time and with repeated use, microscopic scratches on the concrete’s surface might compound to eventually dull the surface.  

Thankfully, a concrete surface can be resealed to eliminate scratches and renew its original appearance. While it’s not typically required, surfaces that undergo heavy use might benefit from resealing every 3-5 years as a new coat of sealer will brighten the color and provide the optimum protection against potential staining. 

Can Concrete Sinks Go Outdoors? 

Yes. Thanks to Trueform Concrete’s process, our concrete sinks retain their integrity outdoors. Our sealer not only resists stains but is UV-stable.

Do Concrete Sinks Come with a Vanity? 

You can find a variety of concrete sinks that are mounted on vanity bases in our signature collections.

What Is a Concrete Sink Support? 

In our case, this refers to a pair of high-strength steel brackets that protrude from the wall and which provide a stable surface on which our sinks rest. Trueform’s Concrete Sink L-Brackets are affixed to wood or steel studs in your wall. We also designed Surface Mount Brackets and Sink Carriers intended for affixing our sinks to masonry and CMU walls. 

Using our mounting brackets and following our processes ensures that wall-mounted sinks can safely withstand typical use.

Can a Sink Size Be Made Larger or Smaller?

Yes. Using concrete offers optimum flexibility and enables us to create sinks with specific lengths, widths, and heights. That means that if you are seeking an unusual size (e.g. 46” long), we can accommodate that request. Such “Custom Projects” are a routine part of our business.

You also have flexibility to change or specify the size of the sink basin – i.e. the opening in the counter that captures and directs water. Our Sink Basin Library catalogues the range of basin options that Trueform offers and is organized by basin shape. If none of these addresses your particular needs – or if you want something truly one-of-a-kind - we can also create a custom sink basin mold for you.

Can Trueform Concrete Make Custom Sink Shapes? 

Yes. Because concrete can be cast into almost any shape, it gives us the flexibility to create endless sink shapes and configurations. Reach out to one of our sink specialists today to discuss your project. 

Can I Customize the Color of My Concrete Sink? 

Our concrete sinks can be created to match nearly any Benjamin Moore paint color. Whether you need a hot pink or a neutral white concrete sink, our concrete gives you the ultimate freedom and flexibility. 

Can All Sinks Be Wall-Mounted and Float on Brackets? 

In most cases, yes. Wall-mounting requires that a hollow section be cast beneath the sink on both the left and right sides so that it can rest on our support brackets. Keep in mind that site conditions and the wall structure will also determine whether or not your sink can be wall-hung. 

Here's how to navigate the most common framing and construction scenarios: 

  • Standard Wood Stud Wall Framing: To wall hang a concrete sink on standard wood stud wall framing, make sure to use our Floating Sink L Brackets. These brackets are affixed to the outer edges of wall studs and protrude through the wall. While this is best done prior to drywall and tiling, it is often done post-construction.
  • Steel Stud Wall Framing: When hanging a concrete sink on steel stud wall framing, you’ll need to pack the studs with wood or another material that will accept lag bolts. This ensures the floating sink brackets are properly supported.
  • CMU Wall Construction & Other Masonry Surfaces: To wall-mount a sink on masonry, CMU, wood-block or other materials where the surface cannot be breached, Trueform Concrete offers, Surface Mount Brackets and Sinks Carriers Note that in some cases, mounting to these surfaces will require an additional anchoring system which we specify in our instructions.