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I need to replace my kitchen sink which is a normal top of the countertop sink. I would really like an under mount but wondering if this can be done without replacing the countertop???
 
Posts: 441 | Location: SD | Registered: Sep 25, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Generally, no. Remember that the edge of the counter material will show around the edge of the undermount sink. That will be fine for granite, but pretty ugly and not durable for a Formica formed counter. Yes, you can paint the bare edge of the counter, but it is in a bad place to expect it to last.

Also, you need some means of attaching the sink to the underside. Frequently this is with threaded brass inserts.
 
Posts: 12156 | Location: Ft Collins, CO USA | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Another option is to tile the counter top and use a cast iron sink that has square corners especially designed to set in flush with tile. Read the tile topic on my website at www.bobf.info for more ideas on this.
 
Posts: 12156 | Location: Ft Collins, CO USA | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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