Overmount bathroom sink or is also known as a drop-in sink, can be found in a lot of bathrooms with a wide variation of countertop materials. The sink is hanging on the counter from its perimeter. Meanwhile, the sink’s bowl falls below the surface of the countertop. An overmount sink can be installed on any type of countertops. This type of sink has a wide array of styles and sizes, but all of them are mounted with the same method.
Prior to the installation of the overmount bathroom basin, make sure the countertop has been cut to the sink’s dimensions. It’s highly recommended to consulting this kind of installation with a professional.
Things needed for the installation process:
- Silicone sealant
- Soft damp cloth
Step 1: Place the basin into the countertop hole to ensure that it perfectly fits. The sink rims must stick to the countertop’s cutout, while the basin bowl must fit perfectly within the countertop. It’s important to note that in order to ease the installation process, install the faucet as well as the drain prior to installing the drop-in basin to the countertop.
Step 2: Take the overmount bathroom sink away and scrub it across the cutting surface of the countertop. Make sure to beneath the sink is clean from dust or debris. Make sure to continuously run a gel of silicone sealant around the cutout of the countertop because the basin’s weight will push the gel out to completely seal the rim from humidity and leakage.
Step 3: Carefully place the drop-in sink back into the cutting surface of the counter and firmly press it into the silicone sealant. Check if the basin is appropriately positioned. After the sink is already in place, see if there is any clip that should be installed under the counter. In order to attach the clips, do use epoxy, and wait for about 10 minutes until the epoxy is set up. Place the slip and use the spanner to tighten it. With a soft damp cloth, remove any excess silicone sealant around the rim of the drop-in sink. It takes around 24 hours for the sealant silicone to completely dry.
The installation of a bathroom basin could be really taxing, particularly for those who are non-experienced. It’s because there are a number of things that must be done prior to the installation process. To avoid any unwanted incident, it would be best to call a professional to install the overmount bathroom sink.