What Are My Mount Options for Kitchen Sinks?
When remodeling a kitchen, you need to pay attention to every single detail. If you are replacing your kitchen sink as part of the remodel, you want to make sure that you choose and install the right kind of sink mount for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Going by what’s trendy can be fun, but trendy doesn’t mean that a particular sink will physically fit with your new kitchen. To help you understand the range of choices, here is a general overview of sink types from the kitchen remodeling experts at Striking Kitchen and Bath by Bell:
A drop-in sink, also known as self-rimming, is one of the most common sink styles around. They fit simply into a sink cut-out in your counter by dropping it in (hence the name). This type of sink is supported by the flanges of the sink that overlap the sink cutout in your countertop. The issue is some homeowners have with this type of sink is the overlapping lip, is it tends to catch food and other unwanted particles.
An under-mount sink is installed underneath your countertop. The support for an under-mount sink comes from either the base cabinet underneath the sink or from support placed on the underside of the countertop. This type of sink is favored for granite countertops.
As you can surmise from the name, a flush mount sink is one that has a flush surface with your countertop so that there’s no lip it is one continual line. This type of sink is also known as a tile edge sink because they are typically used with a tile countertop.
As you can see, there’s a great deal of coordination that occurs between your countertop type and sink type. It can be a daunting task trying to figure out which type of countertops go with which kind of sink but this is where our experts come in. Let our kitchen remodeling pros help you design the right kitchen for your home in Denver, CO to make sure your sink and countertops are exactly as you envisioned.