When you’re in the process of remodeling your kitchen, the chances are there will be a lot of terms you might not be familiar with. Many people think, for instance, that a kitchen sink is just a kitchen sink, but in fact there are a couple of different kinds to choose from when you remodel. One type is the undermount kitchen sink.

What you’ll notice first about an undermount kitchen sink is its unique features. The key difference between an undermount sink and a drop-in sink is that the edge lip of the sink is actually mounted below the countertop surface instead of sitting on it. This creates a continuous flow from the countertop into the sink.

You should also note that there are particular countertop materials that work well with an undermount kitchen sink, and those that don’t. If your plans are to install a solid surface countertop, such as granite, soapstone or marble, an undermount sink may be the right choice for you. If you’re considering materials such as laminate or tile… not so much. These materials do not easily support the weight of an undermount sink.

There are many benefits to choosing an undermount kitchen sink, some of which include:

  • Cleanup – You can easily wipe food scraps right into the sink, because you don’t have the exposed rim area that will catch crumbs and debris.
  • Space – An undermount kitchen sink allows for more counter space.
  • Looks – Provides a modern, clean, minimalist appearance.
  • Ease – Cleaning an undermount kitchen sink is much easier.

If you choose to install an undermount kitchen sink, the one thing you’ll definitely want to do is make sure it is properly installed. With this type of sink, you will want to make sure it has been properly sealed and supported. The best way to insure a secure installation? Turn to the experts at Fahy Kitchens & Baths. Give us a call at (315) 735-8181 or fax to (315) 735-2829, and we’ll help you with decide if an undermount kitchen sink is right for your remodel.

Fahy Kitchens & Baths is located at 1908 Oriskany Street West in Utica, N.Y. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated.

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