Sinks. Wednesday , October 18th , 2017 - 03:09:42 AM
If you happen to already have a prepared hole for your undermount bar sink, you can install the sink yourself as long as you are a little handy. When replacing your counter top along with adding a sink, the best way to install the sink is to do it before the counter top is installed. You can epoxy the sink to the counter while the counter is upside down. After the sink has dried you can then install the counter with the sink already attached.
When you see a stainless kitchen sink in an advertisement, or in a store, it will usually have some information attached. One of the first things you will see, besides size of course, is Gauge. The Gauge of stainless steel measures the thickness of the steel itself that was used to create the sink. Usually you will see a number between 16 and 23. In most circumstances a higher number indicates a higher quality or larger measurement, but Gauge is like Golf, the lower the number the better. I personally recommend a 16 or 18 gauge sink, especially if you are doing an apron front sink or a zero radius stainless steel sink. Anything higher than that, while it may be cheaper, is much more likely to dent or crease, especially when your belt buckle hits the front of a stainless farm sink while you are doing dishes. 18 gauge stainless steel is 0.0500 inches thick and weighs 2.016 pounds per square foot, and 16 gauge stainless steel is 0.0625 inches thick and weighs 2.52 pounds per square foot. While that may not seem like much, that is actually a 25% increase in both thickness and weight, making 16 gauge a considerably more durable and sturdier sink.
Finally consider the store you are buying from. If a copper sink seems \"cheap\" in price, there is usually a reason. I have seen many of the copper sinks sold on the most famous \"auction site\". All I can say is \"buyer beware\", or more to the point \"you get what you pay for\".... If something goes wrong with your sink or there is a problem when it arrives, you want to make sure the company you purchased from will stand behind their product. Think carefully about buying internationally. Too often, a sink that is received isn’t as represented. A reputable dealer should identify their shipping location, clearly state their warranty and return policy and be available for consultation.
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