You will need
- Drill, screwdriver, jigsaw, handsaw, screwdriver, pliers, adjustable wrench, pencil, tape measure, rags, knife
To determine the location of your sink, carefully mark on the countertop the location of the tie. The countertop can be pre-removed. Although, as shown in popular TV programs, professionals embed the sink installed directly into the countertop. It's who prefer. Markup can be done on the pattern. The template is made of cardboard or used attached to the sink by the manufacturer. However, you can do so - apply the sink to the countertop, trace them, strictly on the edge, and then, stepping back inside from the line 1-1,5 cm, draw a working circuit.
Next, proceed to cutting out the holes - the most responsible stage of the whole procedure. Drill the drill holes with a diameter of about 10 mm. Hole required for blade of the jigsaw. If the quadrangular sink - holes should be four at the corners of the intended line. If round or oval - holes. Then a jigsaw, exactly in line saw a hole under the sink. The edges of the hole clean of dust and sawdust. Cleaned the cut not less carefully apply sealant with a brush or spatula. Apply a solid, even layer. Sealer is necessary to protect countertops from moisture. Choose a sealer depending on the material of the countertop. So, for the artificial stone should be used only silicone and wooden and plastic you can use sealers are alcohol based. After applying the sealant, you must wait some time in order that he "grabbed".
Then install the sink. Also use silicone sealant or adhesive sealing tape. Carefully finish the edges of the sink with silicone on the outside. If you are using tape, attach it as close as possible to the edges of the sink. Install the sink into the hole on the countertop. If the sink is given a special fastener, push with it, sinks to the countertop. If not – use the clamp. Leave the whole structure for some time "alone" in order that washing stuck. Excess silicone remove with a rag. The excess tape sticking out from under the edges of the sink and gently abrite the knife.
The final stage of installing the sink is installing the faucet and drain. If the sink has no tap hole, wirite its desired diameter in countertop or sink (depending on design) and don't forget sealing. Install faucet and drain according to instructions.
Advice 2: How to install countertop
The final step of building the new kitchen is installing countertops. How you install it depends, in most cases, the life of the new furniture and its neat appearance. The type of countertops depends on the design of the kitchen.
Before you install the countertop , make sure that you have connected all the necessary appliances we have gas and water, stretched all the wires.
Inspect the finished countertop and subject to chipping and damage. Better if you can detect them before you install, in this case, you still have the opportunity to contact the vendor asking for replacement of the defective product for a new one.
If the countertop is made of particle Board, unprotected edge, before installation, be treated with sealant to prevent swelling in the process of operation. Before the treatment clean the surface from chips and dust, not wipe it with a damp cloth, otherwise the sealant will not set.
It is very important that all the elements of the countertops were on the same level, but it was strictly horizontal. Align all tables are on a single level. Put the countertop and check evenly if she relies on them. In the event of a possible sagging of the tabletop can be bent and go cracks, it is better to avoid this immediately.
Cut a hole under the sink. The resulting saw cut finish with a sealant or water repellent lacquer. Experts tend more towards the sealant, because that tightly holds the sink. But this is against what they actively support, is against cutting holes for taps directly at the table, because it will inevitably lead to the wetting of the material and its swelling in the near future.
Install the sink.
With the help of corners, screws and other fasteners included in the package, screw the countertop to the cabinets and, where required, to the wall. We can say that the countertop is installed, it remains only to formalize its junction with the wall area, which will serve a decorative role and protect the new worktop from moisture on her face.
If the countertop consists of multiple fragments, insert them between the ornamental strip, which will protect the joints against ingress of moisture.
Advice 3: How to choose a sink made of artificial stone
C the right kind of solid surface sink your kitchen will have — aesthetics, originality and long lasting functionality. That is why it is so important not to be mistaken with a choice. You must take into account all your wishes and existing features.
High quality material — the most significant advantage of sinks made of artificial stone. According to international standards in the composition of the artificial stone should be 80% of the chips of natural stone and 20% of auxiliary materials. Note this line, as this is the key to durability of the kitchen sink.
To enhance competitiveness, some well-known manufacturers have developed special formulations of porcelain tiles. It can be on the Teflon, which gives a special dirt repellent, triclosan, and even the silver ions to protect against bacteria.
For the proper choice of sinks made of artificial stone take into account the size of your kitchen. Also important is the future location of the sink relative to the surrounding objects. This will depend on its shape. Angular and shallow models may be preferred if the kitchen is small. If you have spacious kitchen, you can easily choose among the sinks of various shapes and depths, including models with multiple bowls, and adjacent surfaces. With the latter you will give the impression of a single image space. This option is preferred, if your house love to cook. In the deep sink is convenient to put the vegetables to defrost something, to wash the dishes. On the adjacent plane, it is possible to place any utensils.
Do not forget about the color scheme of your kitchen. Washing of artificial stone should fit into the overall interior. Some prefer to choose the sink in tone, and some opposite — playing on the contrast. Expensive copies of high quality are too diverse, original and exclusive.
Washing of artificial stone in different ways to install. They are mortise and overhead. The latter is easier to install, they simply overlap, as other working surfaces. This option is more suitable in that case, if your furniture is represented by a set of individual modules. For installation of the kitchen sink with single top choose inset sink. A novelty of mortise models of artificial stone steel integrated sinks. They form a perfect transition sink in the work surface. It is important to consider that the chosen sink was in one color with the countertop.
Be careful and note the best depth! Too deep bowl sinks made of artificial stone can be very convenient for you. For wide models, sometimes just to pick up the mixer with the desired length of the spout.