Sinks. Saturday , May 13th , 2017 - 12:51:36 PM
The current trend is starting to change in the stainless steel undermount sink. In the past most people preferred a double bowl sink, however a single large bowl is being selected much more frequently. It would seem many people are using the dishwasher and they want a larger single sink to wash just the pots and pans. It should be noted that the largest undermount single bowl on the market today is typically 30 inches long (measured horizontally) by 18 inches wide (front to back). This does not seem like big difference from the typical double bowl that measures 33 inches long (measured horizontally) by 22 inches wide (front to back), but the reality is the reduction of the sink size allows for much greater room behind the sink which will now open up your faucet choices and it also allows placement of the sink a little farther back in the countertop which allows the front edge of the counter top more meat which helps significantly in keeping breakage of the countertop to a minimum. This is truly important because most solid surface countertops fail at this critical point not only at installation but a year or two after installation after your fabricator is now no longer responsible.
You’ll need to remove the old sink from the countertop. Sinks are sealed in with silicone caulk, and there may be mounting clips underneath. The clips will probably be easily removed with a screwdriver. You may be able to peel the sink away from the caulk with gentle pressure, but a plastic scraper can speed that process along. If you’re using the same countertop, be extra careful not to damage it as you remove the sink.
The most common and the cheapest sinks that are available in the markets these days are the second hand ones. They are the main source for the homeowner intending to buy the cheapest sinks as he will be getting bigger discounts for the sinks. The kitchen and bathroom sinks that are marketed by these second hand dealers will be similar to that of the commercialized shops, the only difference being that it is used. These second hand sinks can be found to cheaper of 80 to 85% when compared with the rates of the brand new sinks that are available in the commercial markets. Another way to find the best deals for the sinks is to seek the guidance of the sink experts. Some of the sink experts have online sites where buyers can take a look of their credentials. Though there will a little consultation fee charged by these people, they can be able to easily guide the buyer to the store which offers the best quality of the bathroom and the kitchen sinks at the best discounted rates. This is far better than going for the second hand ones and the ones sold in the grey markets.
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