Monday, December 21, 2015

When to Use 22” and 22 1/2” Deep Lavatories

 22" deep lavatories work best with traditional style vanity cabinets.
The traditional overlay style vanity cabinet has a visible face-frame. A 22" deep lavatory has the appropriate overhang for this style of cabinet.
(Please see diagram)

22 1/2" deep lavatories work best with modern or full-overlay vanity cabinets.
The modern or full-overlay cabinets have no visible face-frame and therefore appear deeper. The extra 1/2" is needed in order to maintain the appropriate overhang appearance. (Please see diagram)
Other installations which may also benefit by using the 22 1/2" deep lavatories are:
  • When the framing wall leans back and away from the cabinet, the lavatory will sit farther back on the cabinet and the additional depth is needed to maintain proper overhang.
  • When using a 1” or 1 1/2” thick
    lavatory, the extra overhang often looks more appropriate.
  • When more overhang is desired.