Sink installation in new granite countertop


Old 05-20-18, 07:33 PM
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Sink installation in new granite countertop

I am trying to decide on new granite countertop and sink.

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Question is what should I replace with

like this where they cut hole in long sheet of granite and lots expansive granite is wasted (I got this from web to show an example) Name:  IMG_20180519_123611734.jpg
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or like this where granite only cut to right or left of future sink is. [ATTACH]Name:  IMG_20180519_123423372.jpg
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First option is clear (sink is supported on all four sides and perhaps equally) and commonly used and only drawback I see is wastage of very expansive granite.

Q. In the second option sink is primarily supported from left and right side. Not sure how much support do they get from front and back as there is bracket and not sure if that steel bracket actually sits on shelf just cosmetic only to cover gaps.

Any suggestions and pros and cons of either option?

Any suggestion which color of granite will go best with my green color cabinets.

Right now i am only considering drop is sink as I have doubts about undermount as it may not about to hold weight of garbage disposal + what is in sink over long time.

I am thinking of this sink as it look very sleek and looks as good as under mount.
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Old 05-20-18, 07:40 PM
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I am really embarrassed regarding pictures. Any easy fix to rotate them?
Old 05-21-18, 03:56 AM
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1st you mention the concern about wasting expensive granite. Don't! It's not a waste. It's cut for the purpose to mount a sink. Waste has nothing to do with it.

I agree with you on the top mount of a sink, but not because the under mount can't support the sink and waste disposal. I like it because if and when you need to replace, you don't need a professional to undo/re-do the mounting.

My advise is go with what kooks pleasing to you.
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The first picture is of 3cm granite, the second set of pictures is 2cm material and probably is man made like corian. They usually build up the front edge to make it look like 3cm product. Most all granite installations use undermount sinks. There is no concern of the weight having any effect. Not only are there mechanical fasteners used anchor the sink, but once hooked up to your plumbing, It isn't going anywhere on its own. The whole they cut is specific to the sink pick and limited to the size of your cabinet.

If you want the most character, go with natural stone. As many slabs as I have looked at, the manmade ones that try to mimic store fall a little short.
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