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Poured Concrete Sink Contemporary , San Francisco

Custom poured concrete sink
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kathibl wrote:
How would put a stopper in this type of drain? - I would like a horizontal drain in my laundry room, but how can I close the drain to fill the sink?
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angellecrochet

Wow thank you so much for this information, Vince. I've always thought concrete to be very porous and stains easily. What can be done to avoid this trajedy? I've seen homes with concrete sinks with stains and it's awful but I love your design and want exactly this for my new master bathroom condo project in New Orleans.

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VC Studio Inc.

Hi angellecrochet,


I started to write a response the other day and haven't been able to make it back until now.

First off, this sink is not one of ours. Someone had asked a question that went unanswered for several months so I chimed in.

We do however have the same basic design in our selection of sinks. The model name is "Pearl" from the Urban Loft line. There are different sizes available.

As far as concrete quality goes, it is all over the map. It is vital to find a skilled fabricator with a proven track record. If one price is lower than another there is generally a reason. Higher quality does cost more just like everything else from cars to clothing.

The concrete in a foundation or slab is around 3,000 to 4,000 psi (pounds per square inch of pressure before failure). Most professional shops are producing concrete in the 8,000 psi to 12,000 psi range. We use many concrete mix designs. Of our several proprietary mixes, the weakest is over 14,000 psi. We are waiting on testing for the others.

Old school concrete was very porous and would stain easily. Huge advances in technology have occurred in the last decade. We have designed a concrete mix that is one of the strongest in the country. But in addition to being strong it is also so dense that water beads up on it before we even seal it. We still use a sealer for additional protection.

We ship all over the country and we would love to create a sink for your project.

Feel free to contact me directly if you would like our help or have any questions.

Regards,

Vince
vince@vcstudioinc.com
http://vcstudioinc.com/

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larryncelia wrote:
What brand and model sink is this?
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Design Essentials Group Inc.
You can have this same shape, thickness and overall look in stone. The sink is supplied with mounting brackets. Sourced out of Montreal........
Moine Urbain is the artisan.
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clarket
Where in Montreal?
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Lisa Rose, M.F.A. wrote:
Does anybody know cost of such a sink? - Costs for casting such a sink - anybody know?
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JM Lifestyles
Custom sinks can vary a lot in price depending on the specifics of the design. A sink like this from JM lifestyles would be about 1400.00 for the custom mold plus the price of the vanity.if it was 6' x 2' the total would be around $3,000.00
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Jack London Kitchen and Bath
Looks like Sonoma Cast Stone to me.
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lizsendil wrote:
Did you have to fortify the vanity and the studs in order to support the weight of the sink?
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Ericca Souther
Beautiful! Any Dallas concrete contacts?
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VC Studio Inc.
Hi Errica,

I am part of a forum for concrete fabricators that started in the US and now has members all over the world.

Many on the forum run professional shops, but quite a few are more along the lines of enthusiasts. I couldn't find a professional capable of this level of work in Texas*. I'm not saying that one doesn'e exist. Not every shop in the country is a member, but most are. High performance cast concrete is a small industry where many of us know each other or at least know of each other. There is a world map showing members, and there are very few West of the Mississippi and East of the Rockies. I'm sure it's based largely on demand/interest and population density.
*If I'm missing someone in that region I mean no offense :-)

There are a growing number of shops that can produce high quality concrete, but it seems they are mostly near the East and West coasts.

Any of us with a professional shop can ship to you. We are based in the Seattle area. We shipped a piece to Key West, and it wasn't much more than it would have cost to ship to California.

I would love to cast a custom concrete sink for you. If you are interested or just have questions please feel free to contact me. You can also still search your local area for talent or check out other shops in the country.

Regards,

Vince
VC Studio Inc.
vince@vcstudioinc.com
www.vcstdioinc.com
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Julie Fulton wrote:
Can you tell me the details on this sinnk faucet? I love it.
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modern house architects
Dornbracht http://www.dornbracht.com/en-us/products/
We spec'd a faucet from the Tara series. We assume the one shown in the photo is not available anymore.
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cindyagilman wrote:
trough sink with slot, where does one find this, thats not made of concrete?
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VC Studio Inc.
Concrete is unique in its ability to be cast into any shape and almost any color.

Since most shops use a GFRC mix design (glass fiber reinforced concrete) the material and weight are kept to a minimum.

If you like plastic you could probably get some kind of acrylic material thermoformed like this. Our industry often uses thermoformed plastics as molds for the concrete.
Slabs of quartz or granite can be glued together but they have seams and only provide flat planes.
A solid piece of stone could be carved into this shape but it would be hard to source, very expensive, incredibly heavy, and produce a lot of unnecessary waste.

Concrete is an amazing material worth learning about.

Regards,
Vincent Cathcart
VC Studio Inc.
vince@vcstudioinc.com
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Laura Galean wrote:
Type of wood - Hello, What's the type of wood used? Thanks/Laura.
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Nancy Keator wrote:
What wood are the cabinets made from? - Love the look of these cabinets. What wood/company did you use?
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lulu wrote:
What is the gorgeous color of the concrete? - I love this sink, what color is this concrete? I'd like to do the same color in a countertop.
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Custom Concrete Designs wrote:
What is the wood plank insert? bamboo? where did you locate it?
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tricia01 wrote:
who did the concrete countertops?
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Wright Street Design Group Inc. wrote:
What are the drain details for this type of integral sink/counter - Does it drain to a regular circular drain? What fittings were used to make this work? I'm looking for plumbing details.
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hagitkoren wrote:
is this vanity a custom one? Where was it purchased?
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souplady53 wrote:
cabinets? - Are the cabinets doors that swing out, or drawers that pull out?
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tirsa12 wrote:
where can I buy this vanity or similar style - Who makes these beautiful vanities? and how much are they? Thanks Tirsa
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