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Kitchen Designs – Sunnyvale – Kitchen Sink Mounting
There are three main styles of how sinks are mounted to counter tops.
The sink drops into a hold that is cut in the counter top and the weight is primarily supported by the counter top.
The advantage of this is it’s the easiest to install.
The biggest disadvantage is there is a ridge between the counter top and the sink, so it is not possible to easily wipe water or vegetable cuttings directly from the counter top into the basin.
Flush mounts are generally built into the countertop so there is no obvious seam or ridge and the basin.
The advantages of this is; ease of installation (its’ part of the counter top) and lack of the ridge.
The only disadvantage I can think of is you will be limited to the shapes and sizes the countertop manufacturer has.
Under mounts are, as the name suggests, mounted from underneath. These sinks are supported by clips that hold it tight to the underside of the counter top.
The disadvantage is the installation is a bit difficult and sometimes requires two people.
The advantage is the similar to the flush mount, in that there is nothing blocking you from wiping water directly into the sink. There is no ridge.
Also because the sink is separate from the countertop, the section of these is generally greater than the selection of flush mount.
I hope this information is useful for your upcoming remodel, and now that your remodel is getting underway, we would appreciate an opportunity to be of service.