Confused by the Term “Undermount Sinks”?
Here are some examples of undermount sinks installed under granite counters.
You can see that the opening must be perfectly cut for the size and shape of the sink. Also, the edge is polished, just like the top of the counter.
Since 3cm granite (the typical thickness found in Austin) is about 1.2-inches thick, this makes the undermount sink seem a little deeper than it actually is. The sink is as deep as the depth of the sink PLUS the depth of the granite.
We can cut openings for square sinks, oval or circular sinks, or apron-front sinks that stick out of the front of the cabinet like in one of the photos. Really, we can cut just about any opening you want – just ask if you have something special in mind.
The Sink Template: Getting the Hole Right
To make sure the hole is perfect for the sink, we need the template that comes with the sink in the box. When you buy an undermount sink from us, we already have the template. Actually, when you buy the sink from us, we have the sink AND the template at our shop which saves you some running around.
The last photo is just for fun. It’s an old-stlye drop-in porcelain sink that we removed from a lovely home just last week. Look for it in another article with the before-and-after photos of that project!