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What does top mount sink mean?

Definitions. Under-mount: Under-mount sinks are installed from the underneath of the counter. A rim attaches it to the bottom of the counter and that's why the rim is invisible. Top-mount: A top-mount sink straightly drops into the cut-out of the countertop. It's also known as a drop-in or self-rimming sink.

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Keeping this in view, what is the difference between top mount and drop in sinks?

Drop-in sinks, also called self-rimming or top-mount, are still the most common type of kitchen sink. A drop-in sink has a visible lip around its perimeter that rests flat on the countertop. Undermount sinks mount to the bottom of the countertop and are held in place by heavy-duty clips and caulk or a special adhesive.

Also Know, what is better undermount or top mount sink? While a top-mount sink sits jovially above the benchtop, an undermount sink is holding on for dear life underneath the countertop.

Simply so, what is a top mount kitchen sink?

Top-Mount Sinks (Self-Rimming or Drop-In Sinks) As the most common type of kitchen sink, the top-mount sink is installed by inserting the sink into a pre-cut hole in the countertop. The wide rim around the sink supports it on top of the countertop, and is then caulked in place with silicone for a water-tight fit.

Can you use a top mount sink as an undermount sink?

Most any sink can be undermounted. Don't make such a project out of it. The main requirement is adequate support. Do what you need to support it so that the top of it is flush or slightly lower than your 3/4" roughtop.

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