Trough sink fixture spacing.

charliehorse99January 31, 2012


I'm remodeling a master bath and we only have ~53" of rectangular counter (the rest is a triangle ending at 60"). While I wanted two sinks, I decided to go with a trough sink.

I bought the Moda EA 1020

It's 35" wide, and I'm wondering how far apart we should space two faucets?!

35" wide is on the small side for two people, but I think it is workable. The NKBA says 30" apart (drain spacing for dual adjacent sinks), but I think that would just be too close to the edges of the sink.

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That can be a bit snug, but no worries if you want to give it a shot.

Where you place them can be dependent on the size and shape of the faucets. Sometimes they can be weighted towards the sides, but the faucets can be angled a little towards the drain. If you get to close to the sides, you have have splash issues there.

I'd simply recommend you do a mock-up. Start with the faucets spaced about 22-23" apart (11"-11-1/2" on either side of the drain), that'll put them about 5-1/2" from the side edges of the sink. That 2/3rds ratio is a good starting point. Play with that a bit, an inch over here, an inch over there. Try them in the corners angled in. Even on the side of the sink, towards the back corner.

One other thing I'll mention is the drain pop-up. If it is important to have one, have you given that thought?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 2:04PM
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Yep, I got a pop up drain that you press on the stopper to operate, so I don't need anything on the deck in the center.

Thanks for the advise, I'll give it a shot. The good news is that even though it is only 35" wide, there is floor space for people to stand a little further apart, so people don't have to be centered directly on the spouts.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 11:38PM
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Hi charliehorse99. I'm thinking of purchasing the same sink. Can you tell me what the interior dimension are? The spec sheet only lists the exterior dimensions.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 10:03AM
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Dimensions inside of the EA 1020 are:33"w x 10.5"d x 5.5"h (actual measurements). However, these measurements are taken at the widest portions- -the front, left and right sides all slope inward (the front edge does the most). I have not installed it yet. I am a bit concerned about the 10.5" depth being somewhat narrow to fit a faucet spout plus a person's hands/face.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:24PM
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Here's your sink pic for those like me who are too lazy to cut and paste:

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 8:57AM
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