Great news if you’re looking for authentic, affordable retro bathroom sinks, we have a third source for hudee-rimmed bathroom sinks, discovered by reader Tappan Trailer Tami. Bootz Industries, a company that has been in business since 1937, manufactures both round and oval porcelain steel, metal-rimmed bathroom sinks. The sinks are only available in white, and come at the lowest cost we’ve seen for a new sink of this style, offering another choice for those doing a retro remodel on a tight budget. Note again, Bootz sinks = steel substrate…. Kohler & Ceco sinks = cast iron substrate. Presumably this is what accounts for the price difference; we’re not Consumer Reports, so we can’t speak to quality/durability differences. Pam recalls that the bathrooms sinks in her original 1951 bathrooms were all porcelain enamel on steel substrates (Case?) – so we believe that this configuration was indeed around.
Two affordable bathroom sinks with metal rims from Bootz
Tami ordered the following sinks for her bathrooms:
Bathroom Sink # 1 cost ordered through HD Supply: Bootz Daisy 18″ round lavatory sink with 4 inch centers and separately ordered metal rim.
Bathroom Sink # 2 cost ordered through HD Supply: Bootz Daffodil oval lavatory sink — 16″ x 19″ — with 4 inch centers with separately ordered metal rim.
Great find, T3 — and yes — HD Supply is a great source for retro remodeling bits and pieces. HD Supply is also where I found my affordable chrome backplates for my kitchen cabinets. Thanks for sharing the findings of your find with us. Thanks to you we now have three sources for retro styled hudee rim bathroom sinks: