FSW8001 LUXURY 20 x 18 INCH REVERSIBLE SOLID FIRECLAY BATHROOM FARMHOUSE SINK IN WHITE, FLAT FRONT
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Luxury 20" x 18" hand-molded SOLID fireclay farmhouse bathroom sink. Modern design with 1/2" radius interior corners, straight sidewalls, flat front apron, 1" material thickness, and glossy glaze. All sides of the exterior are glazed, allowing for the 18" side to be used as the front (18" x 20" reversed orientation). No drain is included as drains are typically included with bathroom faucets.
EXTERIOR: 19-7/8”W x 17-7/8”L x 7-7/8”H
INTERIOR: 17-7/8”W x 15-7/8”L x 7”D
Designed for larger vanities, Fossil Blu’s 20-inch fireclay bath sinks make the most of their size. The apron (sink-front) measurement of 19-7/8” x 7-7/8” allows for the timeless rectangular architecture of the farmhouse sink, while its extra width without increasing height allows it to still fit within cabinet allotments. And because our 20” sink boasts an interior front-to-back length of 15-7/8”, you can sexpect a comfortable workspace that is likely much bigger than the sink you’re replacing. See specification sheet (below) for spec data and dimensional line art. As a natural product, minor variances in dimensions may occur. QA tolerances are held at +/- 2%.
SINK MATERIAL: Fine & ultra-fine fireclay
MANUFACTURING: Hand-molded, low-fired
Fossil Blu fireclay bathroom farmhouse sinks feature authentic SOLID fine and ultra-fine fireclay. Authentic fireclay is a semi-rare natural white clay containing higher concentrations of fine-grained quartz (silica) than typical ceramic (kaolin) clays. When the silica-based glaze is applied (learn more about our glaze below) and then fired at extremely high temperatures, the silica of both the quartz and glaze fuse together, creating a single structure. This “single structure” is what separates fireclay from typical/inexpensive ceramic products, which are fired at lower temperatures, exhibit little fusing, and are thin and/or hollow structures. This is also why genuine fireclay sinks, such as Fossil Blu, are more expensive than inauthentic “fireclay” sinks found in the marketplace.
We source our fireclay base material from mines following reduced-input/output (more sustainable) mining practices in Italy, France and Israel. Once at our factory (in Mexico), the clay is mixed, then hand-formed using plaster molds and hand-scraping techniques. The sink is then low-fired (mild heat) for two days to dry before heading to the glazing room for finishing.
FINISH DETAILS: Ultra-thick, silica-based glaze
COLOR: Appliance White
APPLICATION: Hand applied, high-fired
This sink features Fossil Blu’s legendary silica-based glaze, which is hand-applied by skilled artisans. Fired (kilned) at over 2200-degrees Fahrenheit, the glaze fuses with the fireclay substrate to create a permanent enamel. This high-gloss enamel has a very high hardness rating, which means it is non-porous and nearly indestructible. Standard household cleaners and mild abrasives (including bleach and Bar-Keeper’s Friend) are safe to use in moderation. Our white finish is similar to Appliance White (sometimes called Smoke White). RGB value averages are as follows: R: 235, G: 235, B: 237. The consistent RGB values of our finish means the white color has neither a warm nor cool tint. The high RGB values means the white is near perfect white (RGB each at 255).
SINK FRONT: Flat / Smooth
APRON DIMENSIONS: 19-7/8" x 7-7/8""
APRON THICKNESS: 1”
APRON WRAP: Full length, left & right sides
CORNER RADIUS: 1/2” left & right, 1/4” top & bottom
Fossil Blu’s flat-front fireclay bathroom farmhouse sinks provide a clean and classic look to updated bathrooms. With no imprint, the rectangular shape is itself the design... a muted elegance, allowing for other bathroom elements to share the spotlight. Our flat-front fireclay sinks feature soft edges and a supple appearance to the front, characteristic of the natural fireclay material underneath. At 1” thickness, it presents as a contemporary sink and is therefore a neutral fit in a variety of bathroom themes. The left and right sides of the sink are fully finished, allowing for the sink to be reversed, with the 18" side used as the exposed apron, resulting in a 18" wide, 20" front-to-back sink.
NUMBER OF BASINS: 1
NUMBER OF DRAINS HOLES: 1
DRAIN HOLE LOCATION: Center
DRAINAGE SLOPE: 4°
INTERIOR CORNER RADIUS: 1/2””
With straight sidewalls, tight ½” radius corners, and its apron-front design - which extends past countertop - Fossil Blu bath farmhouse sinks provide for a sink space likely much larger than that which you are accustomed. If you have a busy bathroom, you’ll love the roominess it affords.
Fossil Blu fireclay sinks feature a very durable silica-based glaze. Silica is one of the hardest substances on earth, and is the base element of quartz, crystal, glass and more. Given this hardness, your sink will never stain, can handle boiling water being poured into it, will never pit or craze (spiderweb-like cracks in the finish), and aside from major events involving heavy weight, will never crack, chip, or break.
Of course, the best thing you could do to maintain your sink would be to dry it after every use, but we recognize this is unrealistic for busy households. Good news is that whatever daily soap and/or cleaner you normally use is the same cleaner you can keep right on using in your Fossil Blu sink. And should you ever see hard-water mineral buildups or other such deposits, semi-abrasive chemical cleaners such as Comet or Bar Keepers Friend are also fine to use in moderation. Nylon scouring pads such as Scotch-Brite pads and sponges are great options and will not hurt the finish.
We do not recommend steel wool or other heavy abrasives as, while they won’t hurt the sink, over time they will dull the sheen. Do not use semi-abrasive chemical cleaners on metal finishes, including the drain, grid, faucet or any other metal hardware as these finishes are not as durable as our silica glaze.
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 19-7/8”W x 17-7/8”L x 7-7/8”H
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 17-7/8”W x 15-7/8”L x 7”D
MINIMUM CABINET SIZE: 20" Opening
BASIN SPLIT: Single Basin
MATERIAL: High-Silica Genuine Fireclay
MATERIAL THICKNESS: 1" (solid)
FINISH: White, Hand-Applied Glossy Silica Glaze
INSTALLATION TYPE: Undermount, Exposed Apron
APRON DESIGN: Flat, Glossy
INTERIOR CORNERS: Modern 1/2" Radius
PRE-DRILLED FAUCET HOLES: None
STYLE: Modern Farmhouse
WEIGHT: 56.3 lbs.
DRAIN OPENING: 1.75" Round
DRAIN INCLUDED: No
WARRANTY: Limited Lifetime
Fossil Blu is a family-owned, American company with operations and CUSTOMER SERVICE based in the U.S. Our products are designed here and manufactured by generational artisans in Israel, Turkey, India, Mexico and Poland. We intentionally do not (and will not) source our products to factories in a country known for cheap products. We’re proud of our reputation as a quality, customer-centric company which provides best-in-class products for the North American market. From our family to yours, thank you for considering Fossil Blu.
Farmhouse BATHROOM Sink
Get the farmhouse look and ease-of-use, now in the bathroom, only with Fossil Blu. As one of the only makers and purveyors of BATHROOM farmhouse sinks, Fossil Blu leads the industry in design and function. With a 1.75" drain hole, this sink is not just a re-purposed bar or kitchen prep sink. It is designed specifically for bathrooms.
Our fireclay is sourced from quarries across France, Italy and Isreal...
Cheap and inferior "fireclay" sinks are usually just hollow-core ceramic products. When you buy Fossil Blu, you're buying authenticity and long-term durability. Our SOLID hand-casted and hand-trimmed sinks offer unbeatable quality and differentiation.
A sink is only as good as it's surface, and we take no shortcuts here. Our proprietary silica-based glaze is the best in the industry; It's easy to clean, very durable, and highly resistant to scuffs/scratches. Best of all, it can be cleaned with the same cleaners you already use, up to and including mild abrasives, such as Comet and Bar-Keepers Friend.
Fossil Blu bathroom farmhouse sinks feature exterior glazing on all four sides. So should you be limited in left-to-right space, each of our sinks can be installed with its narrower side face-out. This gives you install flexibility, which is not usually available in the bathroom sinks category.