Stainless Steel Undermount Kitchen Sinks

Most new construction today as well as remodeled homes are now featuring the stainless steel undermount kitchen sinks. Because they are recessed there is no lip on the sink and it sets flush with the counter. The ideal countertop for the undermount sink is either granite or marble because of their strength. However, if your countertop is not granite or marble, inquire to see if the material your countertop is made of is suitable in which to install the undermount sink.

Due to its difficulty in installation the stainless steel undermount sinks are not really for a do-it-yourselfer to install. If the home owner has some knowledge of plumbing then perhaps he may want to try installing the sink himself but, if the knowledge is not there then it should be installed by a professional. This applies to whether you choose a double bowl or a single bowl sink, If you are going to install it yourself and you are plumbing literate then choose the single bowl sink. The double bowl sink would be very difficult to repair should the need arise.

There are many reasons why the stainless steel undermount sinks are so popular today. There is little maintenance because the sink is made of a single sheet of steel. The bowl is recessed so that the crumbs, on the countertop, can be swept right into the sink and there is no need to pick them out of the edge of the sink. Other materials that sinks are made of tend to crack and harbor bacteria. The fact that stainless steel does not harbor bacteria is a plus toward a more sanitary kitchen. The stainless steel undermount kitchen sinks fit into any d├ęcor and help to create a more contemporary kitchen.

In order to install the undermount sink, a hole has to be cut in the countertop to fit it. Since the stainless steel undermount sink is installed under the rim of the counter the countertop should be solid. Because the undermount sink is stainless steel and lightweight there is no fear of it falling in when it is full.

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