Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink are bowl-shaped plumbing fixtures used for handwashing, dishwashing, and more. Sink taps offer hot and cold water and may include a spray function for speedier rinsing.

Kitchen Sink
Top Sink Kitchen Sink

This selection of kitchen sinks includes a wide range of designs, materials, and functions to suit a range of preferences and requirements. We have everything you need, whether you’re a serious home cook, an enthusiast for design, or someone looking for functionality.

Kitchen Sink
Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink Styles and Installation Types

The type of washbasin you choose might greatly impact your kitchen’s looks and functions. This section will examine many washbasin types, each with distinctive qualities, and suggest how these forms might work well with diverse kitchen layouts.

Undermount Kitchen Sinks

Installing undermount kitchen sinks beneath the countertop gives the space a smooth, integrated appearance. People who value modern design and crisp lines tend to choose this style. Undermount sinks are aesthetically pleasing and simple to clean since there is no apparent rim between the sink and the countertop. With its sleek and understated look, this type fits modern kitchens and minimalist designs.

Undermount Kitchen Sinks
Undermount Kitchen Sinks

Drop-in or Top-mount Kitchen Sinks

Self-rimming sinks, sometimes called drop-in or top-mount kitchen sinks, are installed by simply lowering the sink into a countertop hole so that the edges rest on top. This design is adaptable and goes well with a variety of kitchen layouts. Because they are so simple to install, drop-in sinks are quite popular. They are a sensible option for anyone looking for a conventional, timeless appearance in their kitchen since they provide a classic appeal.

Drop-in or Top-mount Kitchen Sinks
Drop-in or Top-mount Kitchen Sinks

Farmhouse Kitchen Sinks

Apron-front sinks, another name for farmhouse kitchen sinks, have a broad, uncovered front panel that reaches past the countertop’s edge. This design gives the kitchen a hint of old elegance and rustic appeal. Deep basins are a hallmark of farmhouse sinks, which make them ideal for holding big pots and pans. Our selection of farmhouse sinks strikes a balance between a classic look and cutting-edge functionality. Sinks with an apron front or farmhouse style complement both classic and modern kitchen designs, offering a touch of refinement and character.

Farmhouse Kitchen Sinks
Farmhouse Kitchen Sinks

Workstation Kitchen Sinks

A cutting-edge design that turns your washbasin into a multipurpose centre for culinary innovation. Workstation kitchen sinks come in a variety of styles that may be customised to fit certain jobs, such as drying racks, colanders, and cutting boards. This streamlines your kitchen productivity. These sinks maximise counter space with integrated accessories that fit perfectly over the sink, giving a chef’s dream of enough area for meal preparation without the need for extra surfaces.

Workstation Kitchen Sinks

Our Diverse Range of Kitchen Sinks:

Tailored to Your Needs

The Sink Boutique provides a wide selection of kitchen sinks made to meet each customer’s specific requirements and tastes. Our selection is carefully chosen to go above and beyond your expectations, whether you’re looking for style, utility, or the ideal combination of both. Discover our outstanding features, which are designed to meet a range of needs:

ADA Compliant

Ensuring inclusivity in design, our ADA-compliant sinks are crafted to meet accessibility standards, providing ease of use for individuals with different abilities.

Boat/Marine Grade

Our boat- and marine-grade sinks are designed to be resilient and durable for people who want to live on the water, all the while keeping a fashionable appearance

Commercial

Our commercial sinks are strong, effective, and made to withstand the demanding conditions of a commercial setting, making them perfect for professional kitchens. They also guarantee lifespan and performance.

Corner

With our smartly designed corner sinks, you can maximise your kitchen space without compromising appearance or practicality. They nestle into corners smoothly.

Drainboard

With built-in drainage zones for dish drying, our drainboard sinks streamline your kitchen operations and make cleanup a breeze.

Faucet Included

Experience convenience of use with our faucet-equipped sinks, which provide a well-designed and useful kitchen fixture.

Outdoor

With our outdoor sinks, you can embrace outdoor life. Designed to resist weather conditions, they offer the utility your outdoor kitchen or bar area needs.

Retrofit Apron Front

With our retrofit apron-front sinks, which blend in well with your current cabinetry, you can have the elegance of an apron-front sink without having to completely renovate your kitchen.

RV/Tiny Home

Designed to offer efficiency without sacrificing flair, our RV/Tiny Home sinks maximize space in small living spaces.

Workstation

Our workstation sinks provide the utmost in kitchen utility, along with accessories that can be customised to create a unique and effective workspace.

You may select the washbasin type that most closely matches your own taste and the design theme of your kitchen by being aware of the features and visual effect of each one.

We hope that this information has given you the knowledge you need to choose a washbasin that will fulfil your practical demands and complement your kitchen’s overall design. As always, you may get help from our customer support staff with any questions you may have.

How to Install Kitchen Sink

A kitchen sink’s drain assembly seldom needs repair, but replacing a sink during a renovation or update project sometimes requires installing a new one.

How To Install Kitchen Sink Drain Strainer, Stop Leaks

How different the new sink is from the old one and what other components are being installed will determine the sink drain installation process. If the new sink is deeper than the old one, the branch drain pipe fitting entering the wall may need to be adjusted. Installing a trash disposal with the sink may complicate the installation.

Before You Begin
  1. Kitchen drain traps come as packaged packages with specified pieces for single-basin, double-basin, and garbage disposal-equipped sinks. Chromed copper and PVC plastic drain trap kits are available; most people choose plastic for concealed kitchen sink drains.
  2. The diameter of kitchen drains is typically 1 1/2 inches, unlike the 1 1/4-inch pipes used in bathroom sinks. Ensure you get the correct size. Sometimes a 2-inch kitchen drain outlet is found. There are adapter fittings that connect a 1 1/2-inch drain kit to a 2-inch output pipe.
  3. Many drain trap kits feature flexible corrugated tubing for simpler installation, but plumbers avoid it due to the risk of blockages caused by oil and food particles. Smooth pipes trimmed to size are best for drain water flow.

Kitchen Sink Plumbing

Homeowners have encountered kitchen sink plumbing issues. We wrote this kitchen sink plumbing article and troubleshooting guide to cover the most frequent issues and answers

The Basics of Kitchen Sink Plumbing
Common Kitchen Sink Plumbing Problems

Clogged Drains
Leaks
Removing a Trap

The Basics of Kitchen Sink Plumbing

Most contemporary kitchen sinks are stainless or enabled steel. They normally feature two basins that drain into a trap that keeps sewer gas out. A wall-mounted trap arm connects the trap to the drainpipe.
A trap and trap arm form a one-piece fixed or swivel trap under a sink. Back-siphoning is prevented by attaching one dishwasher drain line to an air gap. The second drain hose connects to the trash disposal or sink tailpiece.

Common Kitchen Sink Plumbing Problems

Clogged drains, faulty supply lines, and sink trap replacements are the most common kitchen sink issues. Fortunately, simple plumbing equipment can tackle all of them.

Clogged Drains

First, use strainer baskets and avoid dumping oil, coffee grinds, and other sticky substances down the drain to prevent blockages. Most sink obstructions may be removed using a plunger or auger. You may also try natural therapies. See related resources below.
We advise against using harmful chemical drain cleaners. They don’t always work, are harmful to skin and eyes, and may damage your kitchen sink plumbing. If you must use one, be cautious. Use gloves and safety glasses exclusively in enamel or stainless-steel sinks. This will ruin the finish.
Opening the trap below the sink or probing the drainpipe behind the wall may also dislodge major obstructions.

Leaks

Tightening a loose slip nut on the drain assembly may halt a leak beneath the sink. If this fails, remove the trap section closest the leak and put a new washer beneath the slip nut.
Maintain a washing assortment. Replace all washers while disassembling a trap. A worn washer causes numerous leaks and is cheap and quick to repair.

Removing a Trap

When you remove the trap bend (P- or U-shaped section) or trap arm (wall-connected part), you may determine it’s too rusted to replace.
Do not worry. The broken trap section may be readily replaced with metal or PVC plastic. Plastic is lightweight and simple to work with, making it ideal for DIY plumbers. Professional plumbers use PVC.
What is a PVC trap bend and trap arm?

How to Fix Your Kitchen Sink

The kitchen sink is used for handwashing, filling glasses and pots, rinsing produce, and doing dishes. A blockage, leaking faucet or drain, or other issue might affect your everyday routine. A kitchen sink may break in numerous ways, and various methods exist to repair it. Although you might be able to fix the majority of problems, some do require a plumber. Even removing and replacing the sink may cure it!

Methods

Fixing a Leaky Drain

Unclogging the Drain

Repairing a Leaky Faucet

Replacing the Entire Sink

Fixing a Leaky Drain
  1. Check drain pipe connections.
    If the leak is hidden, squeeze a clean tissue around each drain pipe connection in your under-sink cabinet while the water flows. If you locate the problem, hand-tighten PVC nuts or wrench metal nuts firmly but not excessively. If it doesn’t work, detach and reconnect or replace the pipes and bolts.
    Old, rusty metal drain pipes should be replaced. Due to their prevalence, check corroded areas for leaks.
    If the drain pipe isn’t leaking, block the sink, fill it with water, and wait 5–10 minutes. Run a clean tissue beneath the sink where it meets the metal sink drain or filter. That may cause the leak.
  2. Find your sink strainer and connections.
    The metal sink strainer seals the sink aperture from above and below with pressure connections. Three varieties of sink strainers are locknut, locknut with screws, and bell washer.
  3. Tighten the sink strainer connections you found.
    If the locknut or bell housing feels loose, tighten it tightly but not excessively to halt the leak. However, a weak plumber’s putty seal usually causes the sink strainer to come out.
    Apply clear silicone around the strainer-sink connection to remedy a tiny leak.
  4. Still leaking? Remove the sink strainer.
    Press up on the sink strainer to pop it out after releasing the locknut or bell housing from below. If necessary, hit it with a rubber mallet.
    Remove the plumber’s putty from the sink rim.
  5. Install a new sink strainer.
    Make a half-inch ring of fresh plumber’s putty around the clean, dry sink rim. Firmly press the new sink strainer into the plumber’s putty and tighten the locknut or bell housing from below according to your model’s directions.
    Remove extra putty from the sink using your fingers, a plastic putty knife, and a moist towel.
    Fill the sink again, wait a few minutes, then dab a tissue around the connections to test the new filter.
Unclogging the Drain
  1. Drain sink water.
    Before unclogging a drain, use a cup or spoon. Using a shop vat to remove water is simpler. Keeping the nozzle near the drain while sucking out water will often unclog it.
    Check your waste disposal for clogs before continuing.
  2. Pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain.
    The reactive qualities of this mixture may break clogs and make scientific volcanoes. Sprinkle with 1 cup (225 g) of baking soda. If needed, press it down with a rubber spatula. Add 1 cup (250 ml) of white vinegar to the drain.
    The combination extends downward when the stopper is in the drain opening. Double sinks: block both entrances.
  3. Pour boiling water down the drain.
    Boil 4 cups (1 liter) of water for 5 minutes while baking soda and vinegar work. Rapidly pour water down the drain. If necessary, repeat everything. For better results, dissolve salt in hot water.
  4. Fill the sink one-third with hot water.
    If necessary, drain cold, backed-up water.
  5. Position a plunger over the drain.
    Seal well. You can use your toilet plunger, but you may want to purchase a kitchen plunger. Use a moist towel to block the opposite side of a double sink. Or, use two plungers, a companion, or both hands to perform the same on both sides.
  6. The plunger should move.
    Be aggressive but don’t raise the plunger off the sink bottom and damage the seal.
    If hot water drains slowly while working, add extra. Continue plunging until the drain is clean or you attempt a different approach.
  7. To use a cable auger, disconnect the drain pipe.
    Cable augers, often known as plumber’s snakes, spin and stretch deep into pipes, then retract to remove obstructions. Start by disconnecting the sink drain pipe for optimal results. At the sink drain and near the wall or floor, loosen the drain pipe nuts, including the curved trap. Use a pipe wrench for metal connections or your hands for PVC. Put a bucket under the drain pipe to collect leaks.
  8. Check the removed drain pipe for blockages.
    Use gloves or a bent clothes hanger or flexible tubing to remove them.
  9. Extend and retract the auger to remove obstructions.
    Insert the auger into the wall or floor pipe aperture. Extend and retract the auger according per package specifications.
  10. Carefully reconnect the drain pipe.
    Then check drainage and leaks. If sink issues persist, consult a pro.
Repairing a Leaky Faucet
  1. Put a stopper or cloth in the drain.
    This is one of numerous measures before disassembling your faucet to remedy a leak. Be careful not to lose anything during disassembly!
  2. Shut off the tap.
    Both hot and cold shut-off valves should be under the sink. To drain pipes and turn off hot and cold faucets, turn them. You may need to cut off the water for the entire house in mobile homes and older properties without shutting off valves.
  3. Cover wrench and plier teeth with duct tape.
    This safeguards the faucet’s glossy finish. One layer of tape suffices.
  4. Compression faucet handles that leak should be removed. Any kitchen faucet with hot and cold knobs is compression. Pop off the ornamental (“H” or “C”) cap and release the screw to remove a handle. If the other handle leaks, repeat.
  5. Disengage the stem nut.
    Turn counterclockwise using a tape-wrapped wrench. Remove the stem.
  6. Change one or both assembly rubber washers.
    For leaking handles or spouts, replace the O-ring or seat washer. Rubber, but the O-ring is thinner. Visit the hardware shop to match them.
  7. Reassemble faucet handle.
    If you removed the faucet handle, you may put it back in! Restart the water lines, then inspect the faucet for leakage.
  8. Remove a single-handle faucet handle to inspect.
    Unless you know whether your faucet is a “ball,” “cartridge,” or “ceramic disk,” you’ll need to check inside. Remove the handle by unscrewing the Allen screw on the bottom front or back or by popping off a decorative cover. Like your shoulder or hip joint, a ball faucet features a rubber ball that moves in a metal socket.
    A cartridge faucet’s cylindrical “cartridge” pulls out in one piece.
    Ceramic disk faucets have shorter cylinders with neoprene sealing rings below.
  9. Detailed instructions for your faucet type.
    Ball, cartridge, or ceramic disc faucets need different repairs. Any repair will need multiple precise procedures, but most homeowners can use the equipment and methods. Print a high-quality online guide with complete photographs and directions on fixing a ball, cartridge, or ceramic disk faucet, or use the manufacturer instructions.
    However, hiring a plumber if you’re unsure is OK!
Replacing the Entire Sink
  1. Turn off the water and empty the under-sink cabinet.
    Clear away the cleaning bottles, buckets, pots and pans, and other cabinet contents before removing the old sink. Cover the cabinet bottom with old towels to soak up water. Twist the cabinet valves clockwise to turn off the hot and cold water lines, then open the faucet to drain them. Before loosening pipes or supply lines, turn off your waste disposal at the main breaker panel.
  2. Drain pipe disconnect.
    Metal sink strainers meet metal or PVC drain pipes a few inches below the sink. Use a tool or hand to loosen the PVC or metal nut connecting them. Two connections are needed for a double sink.
  3. Disconnect hot and cold water.
    These flexible metal tubes link each shut-off valve to the faucet’s bottom. To detach, wrench the nut above each valve.
  4. Save the trash disposal by disconnecting it.
    Brand and type determine how the disposal connects to the sink. Consult your product instructions or the manufacturer for assistance. The disposal is normally screwed or nutted to the drain line. To totally remove the disposal, unplug or disconnect the electrical wiring. You may also leave it on the cabinet bottom until reinstallation.
  5. Cut top-mount sink caulk.
    A top-mount sink has a metal lip around its edge to hold it. Cut the caulk with a utility knife around the perimeter. Work cautiously if you are not replacing the countertop.
  6. Undermount sink brackets must be removed.
    If an undermount sink has no countertop lip, brackets or clips hold it up from below. First, gently run your utility knife over the sink basin’s countertop to break through the caulk seal. Remove all clips and brackets using a screwdriver.
    To remove an undermount sink, you need two hands to hold it up and remove the clips. Work with a friend or your adolescent!
    Undermount sinks on granite worktops may be supported with epoxy. First, secure the sink with wood bracing and cut the epoxy where it touches the countertop with a linoleum knife. If this is too hard, a heat gun may assist.
  7. To remove the sink, push from below. An undermount requires your buddy to push up while you grip and hoist. You must twist and distort the sink to fit through the hole. A large sink cabinet opening may allow you to lift the sink out from underneath. You can raise a top-mount sink alone, but a helper makes it simpler.
  8. The sink opening countertop should be cleaned.
    Scrape the caulk around the aperture with a razor blade or putty knife after removing the old sink. After decaling the countertop, clean it with your standard cleaner and let it dry before installing the new sink. If you’re retaining the countertops, be cautious with the blade or knife; otherwise, don’t worry!
  9. Install a new sink.
    Applying a caulk seal, dropping or lifting the sink, tightening clips or brackets, and fixing water, drain, and electrical connections is the opposite of removal. You must replace the faucet yourself. However, the product instructions and wiki. How faucet installation assistance will get you through!
    You may need to replace the sink strainer, but you can do that too!

How to Find the Best Kitchen Sink:

Considering that it serves as the hub of your house, the kitchen is among the most significant rooms in your structure. The sink in your kitchen plays a significant part in your day-to-day activities, which is exactly why it is essential for you to take the time to shop around, make comparisons, and get the sink that is most suitable for your needs.

Here are some fundamental purchasing guidelines that can assist you in locating the most suitable kitchen sink for your residence.

Types of Kitchen Sinks:

The following is a list of some of the most common kinds of kitchen sinks that you want to take into consideration throughout your search.

Undermount Sinks

These sinks are attached below the counter, and they enable the countertop to flow into the sink without any interruptions occurring. It is simple to wipe off your surfaces, and there are no crevices or ridges around the rim of the washbasin where food and dirt may attach themselves. In most cases, the counter has to be cut to a size that is almost identical to the sink.

Undermount Bathroom Sink
Undermount Bathroom Sink

Drop-In Sinks

Drop-in sinks, which are sometimes referred to as top-mount sinks, are the simplest to install. They are inserted into a hole that has been cut into the countertop, and there is some room for variation in the size of the hole.

Farmhouse Sinks

The front of the sink replaces a portion of the cabinet, which is why these sinks are sometimes referred to as Apron front sinks. The largest pots, pans, and plates lend themselves very well to being washed in large, deep basins.

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