Drop-in sinks, also referred to as top-mounted sinks, make use of a simplified method of installation that seals the cutout of the sink. It eliminates the overhand in the work surface, which is located between the inner walls seen in undermount sink basins and the sink cutout.
The overhang can gather food particles, which can lead to trapping of residual bacteria and chemicals. Since a drop-in sink does not have this overhang, this makes cleaning the sink itself easier – all working areas of the sink are accessible and visible.
The basin of drop-in sinks come in different sizes and depths, making it fit for a wide variety of applications. These sinks often come with a space-saving corner drain, which moves the plumbing to the back of the supporting cabinet. This maximizes usable storage.
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Undermount sinks have been used in laboratories for more than 45 years. Made of epoxy resin, these sinks have high-chemical resistance and outstanding durability. They come in a wide selection of sizes as well. All of these make Durcon’s Epoxy Resin Undermount Sinks the industry standard for this type of sink.
An under-sink support system is required for installing an undermount sink. Most of the other manufacturers do not offer this. Durcon offers tips on putting the sink in your counter, courtesy of the installation and maintenance manual. These prescribed installation methods and supplies are necessary for optimum safety, so it’s best to consult with your casework manufacturer.
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