Choosing Undermount Sinks For Your House
Undermount sinks are becoming more popular with the advent of modern, minimalist work-surfaces featuring in kitchens. There are several tips to choosing the right undermount sinks. Here are some of them. Stainless steel is one of the more common materials used to manufacture undermount sinks because it is readily available, affordable and easy to install. Natural stone sinks are more expensive and generally require a specialist to install to ensure that the sink is not damaged in the process, so you have to factor in an installation charge as opposed to purchasing a sink you can install yourself. There is also cast iron to consider, as well as porcelain, enameled-coated and composite materials mixed with various stone dusts. Most undermount sinks are bolted on or glued onto the bottom side of the countertop deck or slab material, but some of them are built into the actual countertop.
These types of installations are only an option if you are doing a remodel or building your cabinets for the first time because once the undermount sinks is built into the cabinet frames, it is locked into place. The only way to remove it after this point is to perform an entire countertop and cabinet remodel. Natural stone is one common type of sink built into the actual countertop, with the slab material set after the fact. This is an advanced method for people with specialized skills and working knowledge of tools and carpentry. Otherwise, this is one method that is best left to the pros to protect your investment.