What is the difference between a top mount and undermount sink?
While a top-mount sink sits jovially above the benchtop, an undermount sink is holding on for dear life underneath the countertop.
How do you install a drop in sink without clips?
Take the masking tape off the counter. Place the sink into the cutout and trace the edge lightly with a pencil. Remove the sink and run a line of silicone caulk around the cutout, in between the cutout and the traced outline. Set the sink into the opening and press the edges firmly into the silicone caulk.
What goes first sink or countertop?
Countertops Go On First Before you can drop in a top range or slide in an under-counter dishwasher, the countertop must be in place. Using a paper template of the countertop configuration, including the placement of appliances and fixtures, like the sink, will help you spot problems before you install the countertop.
Are sink clips necessary?
Re: Can I install kitchen sink without clips? The purpose of the clips is to pull the sink down to the top. If the sink sets flat in the cut out without bowing in the middle, then you should be fine. Use a recommended sealent under the lip for water-tightness.
What do you use to seal a sink to a countertop?
Most undermount sink manufacturers recommend that you use pure, 100-percent silicone sealant for undermount sink installation. Silicone sealants are designed for resilient flexibility and have good adhesive properties. If an ordinary caulk was used to seal the sink, it likely will fail quickly.