How should my sink be installed?
What goes with my kitchen style and worktop?
Kitchen sinks can be
- installed from above, with the edge placed on top of the worktop.
- installed completely flush from above, without mounting the edge on top of the worktop.
- installed from below, attached beneath the worktop.
- installed flushmount from below and attached to the worktop on a single level.
Installation from above: coordinated with the worktop? Almost anything goes.
Square, round, rectangular, with one or two bowls, with a drainer, in Stainless steel or Silgranit – no matter which sink you go for, installation from above means that you can insert a plethora of bowls into almost any worktop.
Do you want to make your sink an eye-catching feature within your kitchen? Create a contrast with a colourful Silgranit composite sink. Or look for one that blends in with the colour of your worktop. The curved edge is a typical feature of inset sinks. This resting sink edge is very flat in the case of an inset sink with an IF rim. It gives the appearance of being almost flush with the worktop.
Classic inset sink
Gleaming Stainless steel sinks, resistant Granite sinks or glossy Ceramic sinks – all are easy to install. In any worktop you like. The choice is yours! What’s it going to be? Do you want to learn more about classic installation? We’re happy to help!
Flushmount sink installation: rim-less happiness
Ah, yes. You’re bound to smile every time you cast a glance over at your kitchen sink. Flushmount-installed. Completely level with your worktop. No rims in the way. It simply looks good. Gotcha! There’s a breadcrumb left over from slicing a loaf on the worktop. Simply wipe a cloth over and into the sink. All gone. So easy. So quick. It’s that simple.
With flushmount installation, the sink is integrated into the worktop from above without any thresholds or edges. Rimless. As such, it blends subtly into the overall aesthetic design. Do you see design and functionality as two sides of the same coin? In that case, a sink that is flushmounted into the worktop is the right type of installation for your kitchen. Read more about it here.
An undermount sink: makes your kitchen look bigger
You only really notice it when you take a closer look. An undermount sink is restrained yet rich in contrast. Just as you like it. You might fancy a sink in a shade to match your worktop, or something that creates a contrast. This bowl is fixed beneath the worktop. This gives you more space on your worktop, as well as making a greater impact. As with flushmount installation, the sink rim does not result in any protruding edges. You can sweep vegetable parings or breadcrumbs from the worktop into the sink with a single wipe.
An undermount sink is mounted from beneath your worktop, in a section that has been specially cut out for that purpose. Do you like the flush version, on a level with the worktop? That works, too. Essentially, undermount installation is only possible with water-resistant worktops made of stone, granite or composite materials. An undermount sink blends into the overall design. Do you want your kitchen to look more spacious? Read more about undermount sinks here.
Which worktop requires which installation method?
- Granite: classic installation from above, flushmount, undermount
- Laminates: classic installation from above
- Stone: classic installation from above, flushmount, undermount
- Glass: classic installation from above
- Composite materials: classic installation from above, flushmount, undermount
- Wood: classic installation from above
Make the kitchen your favourite place
Are you still on the lookout for the right interior style for your kitchen?