Allora USA 20.25" X 15" White Vitreous China Rectangle Porcelain Undermount Sink with Overflow
Allora USA 20.25" X 15" White Vitreous China Rectangle Porcelain Undermount Sink with Overflow
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The VCS-1318 white rectangle porcelain undermount sink is made from true vitreous china which is triple glazed and triple fired to ensure your sink is durable and strong. Undermounting a bathroom sink creates a sleek look and allows for more space on your countertop. The overall dimensions for the VCS-1318 are 15″ x 20 1/4″ x 7 5/8″ and requires a 24″ minimum cabinet size.
Vitreous China VS. Porcelain: What's the difference?
There is a decent amount of confusion when it comes to the differences between vitreous china and porcelain.
Are they two different materials or the same material with different names?
To state it simply and clarify, vitreous china and porcelain are made from the same exact materials; vitreous china is simply the glazing technique that is added onto porcelain for that sleek, shiny look you see on common bathroom sinks and toilets.
How Porcelain is Made
Porcelain is made by cooking ceramic materials such as clay, feldspar, and silica, at very high temperatures to achieve the desired look.
What we mean by “desired look” is really between a glazed or unglazed look.
Glazed or Unglazed?
The most popular and frequently seen unglazed porcelain is commonly called bisque or biscuit porcelain, named after its light tan, off-white coloration.
Whether or not you want a glazed or unglazed finish is completely dependant on the manufacturing process, specifically, what is called the firing process.
For unglazed styles, such as our VCS-1114B Vanity Sink, the firing process begins by heating up the inorganic materials of clay, feldspar, and silica to harden them. For unglazed styles, the process stops here.
You are then left with a very raw, organic-looking finished product that can be fitting for a rustic or vintage bathroom decor such as a modern-day farmhouse.
For glazed styles, such as vitreous china, they are subjected to a second firing process to achieve a much higher temperature.
Once the right temperature is reached, a stain-resistant enamel liquid glass coating is applied on top of the porcelain.
As a result, you are left with the beautiful finished product we know as vitreous china.
The smooth vitreous enamel surface of vitreous china offers many benefits that unglazed sinks do not, hence the reason why glazed styles are more popular today.
A few of the biggest benefits of glazed sinks are that the gloss enamel coating acts as a protective casing making it more resistant to scratches, more sanitary, and more durable.
For these benefits, vitreous china is commonly the choice product for not only individual’s homes but industrial and commercial infrastructures as well as they generally last longer.
Caring For Your Porcelain
As a general rule of thumb, you should try to clean your porcelain sinks on a daily basis, if not, weekly to prevent soap scum and other bacterial buildups.
Try keeping a washcloth or sponge near your sink at all times so you can easily wipe down the inside of the porcelain bowl as you wash your hands or perform other daily chores over the sink.
You should avoid abrasive cleaners! Porcelain is durable, however, if you’re trying to maintain and extend the lifetime of your porcelain sinks, abrasive cleaners will do the exact opposite as they are too harsh for porcelain products.
For a deep clean, line your sink bowl with layers of paper towels and pour over bleach, covering all areas of your sink. After roughly 15-30 minutes, remove towels and rinse the bowl with water. This should remove any soap scum and other stains you may have tarnishing your porcelain sink bowls.
- 24″ Minimum cabinet size
- Rectangle Porcelain Undermount Sink
- Unglazed underside
- Front overflow drain
- Scratch-resistant glaze, non-porous surface
- Undermount installation
- True Vitreous China
- Installation Hardware Included
- Certified and Listed by UPC, cUPC
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Total Dimensions of Sink: 15″ x 20 1/4″ x 7 5/8″
- Available color: White
|Inside Dimensions||18 1/4" x 13"|
|Outside Dimensions||20 1/4" x 15"|
|Bowl Depth||7 5/8"|
Allora USA Warranty
Allora USA warrants to the original purchaser consumer of an Allora USA sink that it will, at its option, repair or replace such product if it is found by Allora USA, in its sole judgment, to be defective under normal residential use, provided that it has been installed and maintained in accordance with Allora USA’s instructions. This limited warranty applies only to the initial installation and is not transferable from the original consumer purchaser. In the event of a limited warranty claim, proof of purchase will be required – save sales receipt. Registration must be done within 30 days of original purchase.
If this product is used commercially Allora USA warrants the product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase, with all other terms of this warranty applying except duration.
Improper care and cleaning will void the warranty.
Gloss reduction, scratching, staining and acid or alkaline etching of the finish over time due to use, cleaning practices or water or atmospheric
This limited lifetime warranty DOES NOT COVER the following:
***ANY CLAIMS MUST BE REPORTED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF INCIDENT. CLAIMS REPORTED AFTER 30 DAYS ARE NOT VALID***
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Allora USA is a privately held manufacturer of custom sinks and faucets. We use the best materials and workmanship in every product we offer. We are committed to providing the highest level of professionalism and customer service. We strive to achieve a long term relationship with our clients by delivering high-quality and cost-effective products.
Allora USA is a family owned and operated business that strives to be the best distributor on the Eastern seaboard and Mid Atlantic regions. By catering to the needs of industry professionals such as builders and kitchen & bath dealers, Allora USA has quickly gained a loyal following within the trade.
Our goal at Allora USA is to offer top quality faucets, sinks and strainers at the lowest possible price along with exceptional customer service. We provide innovative and cost effective product designs to meet the specialized needs of our customers.
Our company enhances its reliable product line with short lead times. We have a wide selection of kitchen and bath products to meet the unique needs of our large clientele. The unique competitive advantage that Allora USA has over competitors lies in the ability to offer the most advanced faucets and other sanitary products available. We pay attention to every last detail as if it were the first.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What size base cabinet is needed to fit this sink?
This sink fits a 24" cabinet.
What is vitreous China?
Vitreous China is fired longer and at a high temperature than regular Ceramic sinks. This makes them more durable and less likely to crack or chip over time. Our porcelain sinks are all made from Vitreous China.
What is the drain size for this sink?
This sink has a standard 1.5" drain opening.
Does this sink have an overflow?
Yes, this sink has an overflow drain.
How to take care of your new sink/faucet?
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How to Clean Your Bathroom Sinks and Faucets?
Your bathroom comes in contact with a lot of elements on a daily basis aside from just water. Faucets are easy places for dirt, soap, and calcium buildup to accumulate causing your faucet to look unappealing. Luckily, cleaning up your bathroom or kitchen faucet is easily accomplished. In fact, most of the materials should already be in your home already.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Steps To Clean Faucets
Steps To Clean Bathroom Sink Bowl
For the bowl of your bathroom sink, using bleach or other chemicals is not recommended. Try opting for a non-abrasive cleaner such as Bar Keeper’s Friend® for sink bowl cleaning. BKF is safe to use on stainless steel, porcelain, and most solid surfaces.
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