Installing a sink made of artificial stone in the countertop

Artificial stone sinks are gaining more and more popularity. This demand is due to the positive characteristics of this material. Artificial stone is a strong raw material with low thermal conductivity and high resistance to chemical influences. Most often, the stone surface consists of a gelcoat, which gives the product a decorative effect. Installing a sink made of artificial stone in the countertop is a simple process that anyone can perform if the exact instructions are followed. To install an artificial sink, you do not need an assistant, since the weight of the product allows you to do the work yourself. Today we will look at how to attach a sink made of artificial stone to the countertop.

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We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the list of all the advantages of an artificial stone sink so that you make your final choice:

  • Compliance with sanitary standards. The fact is that a washbasin made of natural and combined materials does not allow bacteria and pathogens to exist on the surface of the product. And compliance with sanitary and epidemiological requirements allows the use of an artificial sink in absolutely any room.
  • Attractive appearance. This design has a beautiful appearance. The product is suitable for decoration and making personal design decisions. In addition, there is a wide variety of textures and colors, which allows you to achieve the desired effect.
  • Reliability. Natural and artificial materials are characterized by good resistance to various aggressive influences, able to withstand strong mechanical shocks without compromising product integrity. The service life of such sinks can be more than 20 years.
  • Large selection of sizes and shapes. You can pick up a product of any configuration and any size, which is important for the design of an unusual interior. You can order a washbasin according to your own design, but such a service will cost you more than the proposed models in the store.

Important! Repairing a sink made of artificial stone will not be difficult for you and money. Scratches on its surface can be sanded with ordinary grout, and deep cracks can be repaired with a special solution.

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What to do if there is no drain hole?

Before we tell you how to install a stone sink in the countertop, let's look at one nuance that you may encounter. Not all sinks made of artificial materials have built-in holes for the faucet, mixer, filter, and so on. In this case, with a sharp blow you need to hammer out a suitable hole. But what if the sink does not have this hole at all? This problem can be solved by drilling holes in the finished structure.

Important! Do not be afraid to work with tools with artificial material, as it is many times stronger than natural stone and its properties are more like plastic, which is easy to process.

The whole process is as follows:

  1. Turn the sink over.
  2. We make markings on it using the lower nut of the mixer.
  3. Drill a hole with a drill and cutter (diameter 35 mm).
  4. Perform the above steps with all other holes.

Important! You need to drill a hole even before installing the sink in the countertop in order to reduce the risk of damage to it during installation.

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Installation of a kitchen sink made of artificial stone

Before you begin, you will need to prepare all the necessary materials and tools. Installation is carried out by a completely ordinary set, which is likely to be found in your home. You will not need any expensive machines.

So, here is a list of everything you need:

  • Finished sink.
  • Pencil.
  • Drill.
  • Jigsaw.
  • Sealant for sealing joints (it is better to take silicone).

Working process:

  • We determine the installation location and the shape of the sink.
  • We buy the product in the store.
  • If the manufacturer has not provided a template, turn the sink over and place it face down on the countertop. Do not forget to observe a distance from the outer edge of the sink of at least 5 cm, but not more than 11 cm, which can lead to inconvenience in use.
  • We circle the structure strictly along the contour, and then retreat inward to the length of the outer edge of our sink and draw the next circle, which will serve as the line for cutting.
  • Now drill a hole so you can insert a jigsaw.

Important! It is enough to drill one hole for a round sink, and four from each corner for a square sink.

  • We begin to cut along the previously planned line, not rushing anywhere.

Important! Do not be discouraged in case of small deviations - this is quite normal for those who do such work for the first time. Simply return to the drawn line and repeat the process again.

  • We paste over with masking tape places that can be damaged during further work - so you will protect the structure from unnecessary tangential effects of a sharp tool.
  • After cutting the sink, we take out its inside.
  • Thoroughly clean the saw cut from sawdust and other contaminants.
  • Apply sealant in a uniform layer to the saw cut of the existing countertop. This is a mandatory procedure that protects the table from moisture and subsequently from swelling of the material.
  • We cover with a sealant and the inside of the side. Remove excess silicone until it solidifies. We are waiting for the sealant to completely dry.
  • Turn the sink over, and then carefully insert it into the hole without touching the sealant layer.
  • We connect the siphon to the sewer pipe. We pick up the flexible wiring of the purchased mixer, and then connect it to the hot and cold water pipes.
  • We check the tightness of the joints.
  • We unscrew the aerator from the drain of the installed mixer.
  • We open taps with hot and cold water. After 5 minutes, install the aerator in its original place. We cleaned the system of dirt and debris formed in it.
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DIY installation of a washbasin

The overhead sink is made of various materials - natural or artificial stone, stainless steel. It is installed by embedding in a table or any rectangular recess. This design performs two functions simultaneously - it serves as a countertop and a sink. As fastening the product should take L-shaped fasteners with an oblique slot in one part. To fix the sink will be enough four elements.

Step-by-step instruction:

  • First, we disassemble the countertop.
  • Now we insert the mixer and other components into the sink until the assembly begins.
  • We apply L-shaped fasteners to the inner base of the table. Outline with a pencil the attachment points.
  • Screw small screws to marked places.

Important! Make sure that after screwing the screws protrude 5-7 mm higher, but not lower than the marked pencil mark.

  • Apply a layer of sealant to the end of the wooden base. He will perform the function of glue and a protective film for wood.
  • We attach the sink to the screwed-in screws, shifting it to a snug fit to the table surface.
  • Tighten to the stop.Remove excess sealant with a dry rag or rag.
  • Now we connect communications.
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Now you can easily answer the question of how to install a sink made of artificial stone in the countertop. Anyone can do such a job without special skills. After all, the most important thing here is to properly make a cutout for the sink and correctly connect the water supply.

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