We originally tried a green glass frosted vessel sink but we have hard water and it immediately looked dirty. We ordered this white sink and it is better all the way! Installation is great because it has a wide base for stability (the other vessel sink base was only as big as the hole and it could not tighten enough to not wobble). You don't need an extra vessel sink mounting ring - the base on this one will install without it. We have no hard water stain issues. It looks crisp and elegant. Great product!