If you can use the tape measure, it is easy to avoid the problem of installing "sink" on granite countertops.
If you just know what to look for, what is the key, and what is not in shaping or choosing your cabinets and kitchen sinks, this will save you some very expensive granite countertop issues.
Problems and Solutions of granite countertops in trapped sinks.
The trapped sink is a silent time bomb.
Everything looks and works fine until the sink is damaged or faulty and cannot be replaced.
This happens when the sink is actually not fully installed inside the sink base cabinet.
It's never a good idea.
The practice of digging out the side of the sink base allows the stone countertop to either press on the sink itself, or not fully supported in the most critical and fragile places in all the countertop areas.
The design of a kitchen with a 24 inch sink base means that there are very few sinks that can actually install cabinets.
The width of the sink base is 30 inch;
Almost no double sink for cabinets.
There are several single bowl options.
Under the width of the sink base of 33 inch, there are a number of options, but be careful that customers almost always want the sink they can't have.
Under the width of the sink base of 36 inch, you can get almost any sink, garbage processor, soap dispenser, instant
The faucets, sprayers, sinks and flanges inside the cabinet, plus, this is a big advantage and your plumber can install everything as well.
This is a real bonus!
Why not dig out the side?
In addition to the support issues mentioned above.
The sink scratches, dents, debris, stains and leaks in a few years or minutes.
When I say the sink leaks, you may wonder how the sink leaks.
It is not actually a leaking sink unless the sink breaks.
It is often the silicone that breaks between the sink and the stone.
Think about the caulking around your tub.
A few years later, it had a mold behind it and started to fail.
The same thing happens with the sink edge and the silicone around its mounting flange.
When this happens, the sink may need to be lowered in order to be able to touch the old silicone and mold, clean the surface and re-clean
Silicone of sink.
This is impossible when the sink is stuck in the fridge.
Replacing the sink is a common requirement.
This is feasible if the sink is mounted on the cabinet without digging the sides.
It is impossible if it is stuck between the counter and the cabinet.
Well, it's not impossible.
You just throw away the tailgate and counter and start over.
Designed kitchen with sink is similar to designing a car that needs to remove the engine to replace the spark or oil.
What are the benefits of capturing the sink?
Why not provide a cabinet suitable for the sink?
Those contractors or designers who suggest cleaning the sides of the Cabinet either never probe the sink, deal with a crying customer whose sink needs to be replaced for various reasons, or because the stone around the sink is cracked, had to recreate a granite kitchen.
Cabinet/faucet/tailgate sink too deep from front to back or just the stone itself. D-
The shape of the sink bowl in the straight sink leaves insufficient stones when installing the faucet behind the sink.
Most stones will break like D-
The bowl sink did not leave enough stones to transport and install.
These sinks are perfect for corner applications.
Although cooriian and any amount of quartz material are made of consistent material and strong enough to use this style of sink, the granite is not.
Dan Di tomasaw Master Stone Company
Pa 515 www, 19348 School Road, Ken square. Masons.