At Upstate Granite and Marble, we prefer undermount sink installation, the advantages of an undermount sink include superior ergonomics and an elevated look. This requires a counter material that can have a polished edge around the sink opening (quartz, quartzite, granite, and marble are beautiful options). Undermount or bottom-mount sinks are installed below the countertop surface. The edge of the countertop material is exposed at the hole created for the sink (and so must be a carefully finished edge rather than a rough cut). The sink is then bonded to the bottom of the material from below.
Also known as top-mount or self-rimming sinks, drop-in sinks sit in appropriately shaped holes cut in the countertop surface. Drop-in sinks are therefore suspended by their rim. The rim then inherently forms a close seal with the top surface of the countertop.
A farmhouse sink, also known as an apron-front sink, or a farmer’s sink is a deep sink that has a finished front. The farmhouse sink is set into a special cabinet base for farmhouse sinks, which give ample support where the finished front of the sink remains exposed. This style of sink requires very little “reach-over” to access the sink.
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Cash, Check, Cashier’s Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard and Bank Transfers. 50% down to get templated and the rest due upon completion.