Tiling OVER Drop-In Sink ?

Old 04-30-19, 02:01 PM
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Tiling OVER Drop-In Sink ?

I'd like to duplicate the look of an undermount sink, but my cabinet I am
installing in would need too much surgery to make it work. I'd have to
cut out some structural framing - not interested in doing this. But, I'm
wondering if I can tile over the top of the sink to mimic the undermount
look - using the right thickness of hardi-backer. Any suggestions are
reatly appreciated. I'm not sure if this approach is advisable. thank you.
Old 04-30-19, 02:47 PM
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I would advise against. One of the biggest reasons/questions are how will you finish off the tile edge in the sink? Normally with an undermount sink you have the polished edge of stone or a corner tile. In your case you could use a corner tile and let it overhang the sink but there wouldn't be anything supporting the edge of the tile hanging down so it could be easily damaged.
Old 04-30-19, 07:15 PM
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Time to move on to plan B, this will not end pretty.

The purpose of a drop in sink is to hide the unsightly edges of the tile cuts underneath. You will be doing the exact opposite.

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