When deciding upon a kitchen sink, there are some basics you need to be aware of, in the mounting of your sink, the design of your sink and the material of your sink.
Kitchen Sink Mounting/Installation Options
Undermount Kitchen Sink
Particularly pleasing when combining with granite, wood, or solid surface worktops, undermount kitchen sink allows for smooth, uninterrupted surface. Fitted underneath the work surface. Unlike a drop-in sink, there is no lip that rests on the countertop. Faucet must be installed at the worktops. It gives an edgeless finish that is easy to clean as crumbs can be swept straight into the sink and is perfectly integrated into the kitchen environment
Insert / Countertop Kitchen Sink
This classic method of installation involves your kitchen sink being installed from above into a pre-prepared hole in your worktop and secures with clips and screws underneath. Drop-in sinks have a lip that rests on the countertop where faucet usually installed on top of the lid. The lid sink enhance the overall support and stability as well.
It gives you the widest range of sink shapes, sizes and styles to choose from, so you can be sure that there is an iset style sink to suit your kitchen.
Undermount/Countertop Kitchen Sink
This versatile piece can be mounted in either undermount or drop-in/countertop fashion. It does not affect the skirting of the sink. Sink skirting can be either to be installed countertop or hide underneath as undermounted kitchen sink. The top lid of the sink usually is mounted inner of the bowl where the faucet is sitting on top of the sink instead on the worktops.
Farmhouse/ Apron Kitchen Sink
This kitchen sink features a deep bowl that requires special base cabinets or cabinet modifications to accommodate a broad front section. This means the front face of the cabinet will be significantly shorter than other cabinets to make space for the deep apron front.