A new or renovated kitchen also includes a new sink, which you need to install correctly. So that you do not have any problems with the installation, you can find out here what you need to pay attention to.
Installing a sink – you have to pay attention to that
- Cutting: Most of the work is done when cutting out the sink shape from the worktop. You will need a jigsaw, a drill, and a folding rule. If you don’t want to cut it yourself, you can have it done at a hardware store.
- Marking: Mark the sink with a pencil to mark the position and size. Depending on the surface, you can also use a water-soluble foil pen. Turn the sink upside down to mark it so you can follow the outlines with the pencil. In some cases, you even get a template for the sink.
- Seal: Seal the cut surfaces with waterproof wood varnish, this protects against moisture. If you leave the surfaces untreated, the wood can begin to mold or swell. Also, use the paint to paint the places where you drilled holes to attach the sink.
- Sealing: Once the kitchen sink is in place, you need to seal the edges. Use special silicone for the kitchen, it has no chemical smell like normal silicone. Seal the sink with even joints. Allow the silicone to dry for several hours before putting it in contact with water.
- Water lines: Do not connect the water lines until you have completely installed the sink. The silicone should also be well dried, otherwise, the movements can cause cracks in the joint. Lay the lines in such a way that there is no tension on the sink, it must not be permanently under load.