What You Need to Know About Undermount Kitchen Sinks
What are Undermount Kitchen Sinks?
This is defined by how a sink is installed in relation to your countertops. Rather than a traditional sink, which is located by cutting a hole in the countertop and placing the sink in - However, an undermount kitchen sink is installed underneath your counters. (Hence the name!)
This allows there to be no rim between the countertop and the sink. You can use a variety of different materials for undermount sinks, for example, stainless steel, solid surface, cast iron or copper. You can install undermount kitchen sinks in single-bowl or double-bowl varieties.
Why choose an Undermount Kitchen Sink?
One great advantage is you can wipe food scraps into the sink - as opposed to a traditional sink where the exposed rims will catch crumbs, dirt and food particles.
Undermount Kitchen sinks also have great distinctive features - and create a continuous flow from countertop into your sink. These sinks are best suited for solid countertops, such as granite, soapstone, concrete or marble. Sadly, they are not best for laminate or tile counters which have weak points in grout lines that do not support the weight of this specific sink.
Are there any cons to an Undermount Kitchen Sink?
Basically, if you have the right countertops and price range - you are in luck; however the cons include more expensive sink models, average prices range from $250-800. As well as the before mentioned, only working best with water-resistant countertops. One main reason for this is that condensation could build up under poor countertop matches and that would cause mold.
How do you install an Undermount Kitchen Sink?
CORRECTLY! It is vital to have proper installation (Our handyman house techs can help!) this ensures your sink is sealed to prevent leakage and that it is supported. Imagine a sink full of dishes - that would be quite heavy and could pull on your sink and countertop with this model if not installed correctly.
We suggest calling one of our professionals - which can install your new undermount kitchen sink in usually less than an hour! Handyman House Techs provides professional and reliable home improvement and repair services, including kitchen and bathroom remodels. No job is too small or big. We are located in Gulfport, MS. If you need some extra help around your home, give us a call for a free, no obligation, quote at (228) 297-0063 or visit us on our website: HandymanHouseTechs.com
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