This sink is like a big tile that fits perfectly with the tiles that surround the sink.
Q: I am pretty handy and follow your tips whenever I do plumbing work. I plan to remodel my kitchen myself and will install granite tiles on my countertops since I don’t have the equipment or skills to cut granite slabs. When working with tile, I’m confused as to what style I should choose for the kitchen sink.
A: Since I have worked with this type of kitchen sink before, it’s an easy choice. I recommend a tile-in cast-iron kitchen sink. This type of kitchen sink is a drop-in style, so it’s easier to install than an undermount sink.
Another big advantage of a tile-in sink is its flat, square-edged rim, which is equal in thickness to most tiles. Basically, the sink is like a big tile that fits perfectly with the tiles that surround the sink. Grout finishes the joints between sink and tile, just like when tile meets tile. The end result is the sink becomes part of the tile countertop.
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