Laminate Countertop Undermount Sink
UNDERMOUNT SINKS IN LAMINATE COUNTERTOPS
Laminate Countertop Undermount Sink - Yes, you can
It used to be, about five plus years ago, that if you went with laminate
countertops, you could never have an undermount sink.
WHAT ARE THEY, AND WHY ARE THEY SUCH A "NEW" IDEA?
A laminate countertop undermount sink is exactly that. It is a sink
that mounts under your countertop, leaving no ridges or gaps between the sink
and your countertop.
It used to be that you couldn't have a laminate countertop undermount sink
because if you mounted it beneath the laminate countertop (where the sink
cut-out was) you would see 3/4" of particle board before the sink began.
When we built custom kitchen cabinets, the first countertop manufacturing company that we knew of to use undermount
sinks effectively (and that looked good in laminate countertops) was a company
in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, called
Wausau Supply, Inc. They use
to create an undermount sink that has a 50 year warranty, which will probably
long outlive the use of the countertop itself.
In the past few years, having a laminate countertop undermount sink has
really caught on. There are several companies offering the option now, and
it really looks great.
THE PRICE IS AFFORDABLE
Consider the thousands you'll save by having laminate countertops rather than
granite, quartz, or another stone countertop (traditionally the only place
undermount sinks used to be used). Plus, the $300 to $600 that the sink
will cost is minimal when you realize it's not much more money than what several
other "normal" top mounting sinks cost.
If you need new countertops, check this option out if you want the look and easy clean up of an undermount sink. Ask your building supply store, or where you will be
ordering your kitchen or bath cabinets if they have laminate countertop undermount sinks available,
because not all of them do.
The manufacturer of your laminate countertop has to undermount a sink at their facility, and it takes some special know-how and equipment to do it right.
Laminate countertop styles and options are becoming almost limitless. Expect
even more new innovations in the coming years. This is great for the
consumer because laminate is the least expensive countertop you can buy, and now
you have some really sophisticated and stunning options.
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