How to Choose a Sink for Quartz Countertops
April 13, 2018
Choosing your quartz countertops can be overwhelming, but things don’t get any easier when it comes time to choose a sink. Right behind countertops, sinks are the next most important category for a major remodel.
In fact, almost 90 percent of homeowners will decide to upgrade their sink when they remodel the kitchen.
Sinks and quartz countertops really do go hand in hand, so how do you choose the right sink for your quartz countertops?
The right sink will often depend on your personal preferences and needs. Every cook will need a slightly different sink based on their cooking habits, how they like to wash their dishes and the types of things they use their sink for.
Here are a few of the things you need to decide on for your upgrade.
Number of Sink Bowls
Many people are familiar with a two-bowl sink with the stainless-steel metal divide down the center. However, popular design trends often incorporate much larger single bowl options into their kitchen designs. These are by far the two most popular types of sinks that you will find available with your quartz countertops. Some places might offer the less popular option of a three-bowl sink.
Sink Bowl Depth
In addition to the number of bowls, you also need to decide how deep your sink should be. It is relatively common to find bowls that range from four inches to twelve inches in depth. Deeper sinks are better for preventing splashing and accommodating larger items. On the other hand, you might prefer a shallower bowl that keeps you from leaning over. This might be especially true if you have a physical disability and cannot stand up to do the dishes or use the sink.
Type of Mount
Once you know the general type of sink you want, it’s time to look at some of the smaller details.
- A top-mount sink will have a finished edge that sits right on top of your new quartz countertops. You might find this useful if you like to replace your sink regularly, but it can also leave room for dirt and grime to build up along the edge.
- An under-mount is secured beneath your granite to make the sink less noticeable. This allows your quartz to flow smoothly along the length of your counters without being interrupted by metal.
- Finally, many homeowners are opting for an apron-front sink. This style will protrude slightly from the edge of the countertop so that you can see it more prominently. You may want to choose a very sleek sink in order to pull off this look. For example, a copper or shining stainless steel sink might pull your entire room together. This is a bold look, but it works well with farmhouse designs.
Are you ready to install those quartz countertops you’ve always dreamed about?