The Benefits of an Undermount Kitchen Sink
Undermount Kitchen Sink
The Undermount kitchen sink is the hot trend in kitchen decoration these days. It looks more attractive than the older ones with the rim on top of the counter, it takes up less space, and it makes things easier in the kitchen. It also gives your kitchen counter a seamless, sophisticated appearance.
I don’t know about you, but the bane of my existence is the
rim surrounding my kitchen sink. No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to get
rid of all the dirt. I have been known to take a toothbrush to the rim. Undermount
kitchen sinks are recessed and have no rim for dirt to collect under,
everything goes into the sink. If I lived in a house and could replace my sink with an undermount one I would. For now, all I can do is dream...
Types of Undermount Kitchen Sinks
The undermount kitchen sink comes in many different types. The most popular is the stainless steel sink but it also comes in granite, copper, brass, and cast iron.
In terms of everyday use, granite and other stone sinks are the most resilient to heat and scratches and they are resistant to stains. A copper or a brass sink requires the most upkeep and it’s not the best choice of a kitchen sink, unless you want a small one used exclusively to prepare food.
Installing an Undermount Kitchen Sink
Installing an undermount kitchen sink is quite simple but it requires time and patience; cutting corners will not make for a successful installation. It is recommended that you have a professional cut the hole for the sink out of your countertop.
The video below gives you
step by step instructions. In addition, your sink will come with detailed
instructions for installation. Proper installation is essential though because a full sink can weigh up to 100 pounds; you also want to make sure that it is watertight.
Five Reasons You Should Have an Undermount Kitchen Sink
- There is no sink rim on top of the counter to collect dirt and food particles.
- It looks attractive, sophisticated and modern.
- It can be installed by a non-professional.
- It takes up less space on your countertop.
- There are many different types of undermount kitchen sinks available.