Antique-Look Bathroom Sink, Soaking Tub, and Quartz Tile Installation

Bob watches over the installation of a few bathroom fixtures, including a custom vanity countertop and undermount sinks from Toto USA, as well as an acrylic soaking tub with a stainless steel surround. Also, Bob sees the Sim Stone tiles being laid.

Clip Summary

Bob observes as the crew installs a custom vanity countertop and undermount sinks from Toto USA. The heavy white marble countertop is braced on the wall with a wood strip, anchored to the studs and supported from the floor with antique-style chrome legs. Bob points out that the acrylic tub from Toto's Baldwin Suite is a true soaking tub, measuring 22-inches deep and 72-inches long. Borrowing from industrial styling, the custom tub surround is constructed of 16-gauge stainless steel. Meanwhile, the tile floor in the penthouse bathroom is being installed. The tile is a manmade product from Turkey called Sim Stone. Buttered with thin-set mortar, the tiles are laid into the two-inch thick Portland cement substrate. Sim Stone tiles are similar to ceramic tiles but have a high quartz content. They are appropriate for use in kitchens and bathrooms, as they are almost impenetrable to liquids and staining.