Sink Questions

What style sink should I get?

One of the many benefits of stone countertops is the versatility in sink options.  You can choose the sink that fits best for your style and function.

Undermount sinks are installed from the bottom of the countertop, giving a cleaner line to the sink installation.  They also allow for easier countertop cleanup as dirt and debris will not get stuck on the sink edge.  Undermount sinks are the most common choice with stone countertops.

Overmount sinks are installed from the top side of the countertop, showing the edge of the sink.  Apron front or farm sinks require a custom cabinet and need to be installed prior to template.  Vessel sinks are an option in bathrooms, and these sinks look more like a bowl sitting on the countertop.

Will you remove my existing sink if I want to reuse it?

No, we are not able to remove any sink or faucet that you plan on reusing. During the removal process the sink and/or faucet can get bent, scratched or damaged. It is recommended to purchase a new sink and faucet with your new stone top.

Can I keep my sink or cooktop cut out?

Undermount sink cutout – No – the cutout process puts a hole in these cutouts and the cutouts are sharp and misshaped. They are recycled immediately after they are cut out.

Drop-in Sink or Cooktop cutout – Possibly – In the event that you have a cooktop or drop-in sink, those cutouts are scored in our shop and finished in the home. These pieces are often sharp and misshaped and would require additional cutting and polishing if you would like to use them as a cutting board or side table, and additional charges will apply. You must notify the installer if you are interested in keeping this cutout, otherwise it will be recycled.

I have an apron front / farmhouse sink. Is there anything special I need to do?

Yes, apron front or farmhouse sinks need to be installed in the cabinet prior to template.

When can I reconnect my plumbing? When can I use my kitchen?

We recommend waiting 24 hours to reconnect plumbing, faucets, and appliances.  This will give the adhesive time to dry and set, so that no gaps will occur.  Please also wait a few hours before touching the seams.

What is the overhang of the stone for undermount sinks?

Stone will overhang sink by approximately 1/8” to 1/4”.