I. What Is a Dual Mount Sink?
II. Problems Associated with Dual Mount Sinks Installed as Undermount Sinks
III. Why Accent Countertops Is the Best Solution
Dual mount sinks can add a modern and stylish look to your kitchen. However, what most people don’t know is that the recommended installation method is in a top mount configuration. Installing dual mount sinks as an undermount sink may seem like a good idea. However, there are some common problems that can arise. In this article, we will discuss the potential issues associated with dual mount sinks installed as undermount sinks and why Accent Countertops’ policy states that we only install dual mount sinks as a top mount sink.
What Is a Dual Mount Sink?
A dual mount sink is a type of sink that can be installed either as a top-mount or an undermount sink. As the name implies, a dual mount sink can be mounted to the countertop in two ways: on the top of the countertop (top-mount) or below the countertop (undermount).
When dual mount sink installations are done as undermount sinks, there are some common problems that can arise. These include:
- Too large for cabinet: Your cabinets will need to be cut and modified in order to fit the sink under and inside the cabinet. This not only voids the warranty on the sink, but the cabinet as well.
- Too large of cutout: When the cutout for the sink is too large, there is very little material left in the front and back of the sink, causing a high risk of breakage and cracks in the future.
- Not enough room for the faucet and drilling into the sink: When drilling holes for the faucet you have chosen, it leaves very little room for operation of the faucet. As well as, if you are needing more than one hole for the faucet you have chosen, then the holes would need to be drilled into your sink, and in return voiding the warranty on your sink.
Summary of Dual Mount Sinks and Why We Only Install Them as Top Mount
A sink type know as a dual mount sink will only be installed as a top-mount sink, even though the name may suggest either on top of the countertop (top-mount) or below the countertop (undermount).There are specific common issues that can occur when a dual mount sink is installed as an undermount sink. And thankfully, there are other options of undermount sinks that are dedicated to being undermount sinks, if that is the look that you prefer. But a proper sink installation is essential to preventing these problems, which include: the sink being too large to fit into the cabinets properly, creating too large of a cutout for the sink in your countertop, and leaving not enough space for us to drill proper holes for your preferred faucet & causing us to drill into your sink itself.
If you are looking for a reliable and experienced company to install your dual mount sink, then Accent Countertops is the best choice. Accent Countertops specializes in countertop installation and offers a variety of services, including sink installation. Their highly trained professionals have the expertise and experience to ensure that your sink is installed correctly and securely so you can enjoy your updated kitchen or bathroom. To learn more about Accent Countertops and the services they offer, visit their website at accentcountertops.com. With their expertise and experience, Accent Countertops can help you install your dual mount sink as a top mount sink without any problems.