How to Install a Kitchen Sink

Like if this Guide is helpful

The kitchen sink is an essential element of any household. Food is prepared, dishes are washed, flower vases are filled, and food is disposed of in the kitchen sink. The kitchen sink can be installed above the counter, below the counter, or even as a seamless part of the counter itself.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS AND MATERIALS

Most of the procedures require the use of common tools and materials, which are available from hardware and plumbing, supply stores. It is essential that the tools and materials be on hand before work is begun bove the counter, below the counter, or even as a seamless part of the counter itself.

Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

Installation Type

Undermount bowls are attached from the bottom side of the countertop, the sink rims thus concealed under the work surface.
This installation type allows the  largest dimensions. The absence of sink-to-countertop joints contributes to simple hygiene maintenance and overall appeal of the kitchen.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

Flush mount inset sinks are installed into countertops made of waterproof materials (natural stone, composite materials), properly cut to allow the top rim of the sink to be level with the countertop.
 
The advantages of flush mount inset kitchen sinks are seamless work surface, very easy cleaning and attractive appearance.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page

Top Mount inset sinks are installed into a countertop so as to create a uniform work surface.
 
Thin, almost unnoticeable rims allow quick and easy cleaning, an additional advantage being simple installation. There are numerous combinations and bowl sizes available.   

Flushmount Sink & Undermount Sink Installation Instruction

STEP 1 Create a Template

1. Using framing square carefully measure and mark the location of the cutout opening in the countertop.
2. Draw a line parallel to the front edge of the countertop, indicating how far back the sink should be located
3. To create a template, turn the sink upside down on the piece of plywood and draw around it.
4. Mark the centerpoint of the sink on the template
Create a Template
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
Create a Template

STEP 2 Make the Sink Cutout

1. Find the center of the sink template and align it with the center mark drawn in the countertop.
2. Place the template with the front edge along the front edge line drawn on the countertop.
3. Secure the plywood template to the countertop using clamps or adhesive tape.
4. Place the router over the plywood template and cut around it, making sure the router follows the edge of the template.
Make the Sink Cutout
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
Make the Sink Cutout

STEP 3 Install the Sink(STEP For Undermount)

1. Clean the bottom of the countertop and the top flange (or lip) of the sink with denatured alcohol.
2. Apply a bead of silicone adhesive sealant to the top edge of the bowl flange and position the bowl in the countertop.
Install the Sink
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
Install the Sink

STEP 3 Install the Sink(STEP For Flushmount)

1. Carefully wipe clean the sink apron and top rim free from all debris. Ensure that the surface on underside of countertop and around the countertop cutout opening is smooth and free of debris.
2. Test-fit the sink in the opening. The entire weight of the sink should be carried by the side supports. Check that the sink is level from side to side and front to back. Add tapered wood shims to adjust, if necessary.
3. Install the sink and use silicone caulk to fill in the gaps below the sink front, and between the sink and countertop.
Install the Sink
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
Install the Sink

Topmount Sink Installation Instruction



STEP 1 Create a Template

1. Turn the sink upside down on the piece of plywood and draw around it.
2. Cut out the template and place it on the countertop, making sure that the sink front is parallel to the front of the counter. Be sure the sink is properly centered, both front to back and side to side.
3. Check for adequate clearance relative to cabinet walls and pull-out or tilt-down drawers.
4. Tape the template in place and trace the line with a pencil.
5. Accurately mark out a second line 10mm inside the initial bowl outline (to the appropriate measurement, there are many differences in flange dimensions); this will be the actual cut-out.
Create a Template
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
Create a Template

STEP 2 Make the Sink Cutout

1. Place a brace under the countertop to support the sink cutout area. This will also make it easier to do the sink cutout
2. Drill hole inside every corner of the cutout section outlined by the template
3. Place a strip of masking tape along the inside and outside of each cutout line. The tape protects the countertop surface from scratches while cutting.
4. Insert the saber saw's laminate blade into the pilot hole and cut along the template lines. When you get to the fourth side of the cutout, support the waste panel with your hand to keep the surface of the cabinet from splintering as it falls.
Make the Sink Cutout
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
Make the Sink Cutout

STEP 3 Install the Sink

1. Trial fit the sink, by inserting it into the countertop to test whether the cutout is the correct size.
2. Apply a bead of caulk on the surface of the countertop around the edge of the cutout. The caulk forms a watertight seal around the edge of the sink and prevents water damage to the laminate's substrate.
3. Place the sink in the cutout and press it firmly in place to spread the caulk.
4. Wipe away excess caulk on the countertop around the edge of the sink with plastic scraper or laminate strip, then wipe clean and smooth with white spirits and a clean cloth.
Install the Sink
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
Install the Sink

Note: We recommend that sinks and routering of your surface material should be installed by a professional installer for best results.
Have something to share, create your own Guide... Write a Guide
Explore more Guides