This is a discussion on Kitchen sink gave way (corroded) within the Home Design and Decoration Tips forum, part of the Home Planning Forum category; the wood looks too thin to hold the sink coz the remainder space is like so small lehhhhhzzzzzzz haizzzzzz beta ...
the wood looks too thin to hold the sink coz the remainder space is like so small lehhhhhzzzzzzz
haizzzzzz beta redo whole thing.
i was thinking of some wooden legs lOlzzzzzzzz
anyway YESH some contractors use thin ply to do the cabinet that holds the sink, its only inviting trouble for themselves
coz not even solid enuff to support the sink, how to hold the weight, coz normally pple dump pots/pans fulla water into the sink, so years to come, will give way and detached~~~
I attached pic again. Now I also headache how to solve it. Presently mine is also cabinet and that time the contractor also not willing to let me do concrete. tell me wood is better and nicer. I did not think of it so much at that time. Now if change cost me a bomb. The contractor has closed shop already give me a 5 years warrantly also no use. It has 3 years only.
Mine call undermount sink?
They not in trouble, I'm in cos no Warranty laah! Why no warranty .... long story ....
At the moment is undermount = granite on top
Actually my bro suggested sink sits on granite top but the wood has corroded thus no support to hold the granite weight, not forgetting how heavy the sink and all the pots and pans my maid loved to throw in for hours before she washes!
undermount = cannot be blamed, such things happens
so far outta so many clients i did cabinetry for, only 2 requested for undermount sinks.
I told them in years to come, this MIGHT happen, but i said MIGHT, not WILL happen lOlzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
tats one of the bad things about undermount sink
but if its done properly, undermount sinks can last pretty long......
anyway YESHHH if you were to redo, please do abovemount.
May I check with abovemount will there be any problem water splash all over the places. What is the pro & con between the abovemount and undermount sinks.
Any problem that I encounter is the sink. The sink is a stainless steel and it can get water vapour of the bottom of the sink. We cook every meal. Which mean the sink outside get wet very easily. Anyone encounter this kind of problem. For example like putting a few ice in the cup and the outside of the cup has many drop of water.
Besides the water flow outlet, is your sink compartment also housing the washing machine drainage outlet????
actually above mount and undermount both will cause splashing of water all over
ok ok lets think from scratch:
The size of the sink matters a lot. Length, width, and mostly = DEPTH
If you r heavy user, best is to get those BIG AND DEEP sinks, minimise splashing
The tap is also important. IF you noticed, those professional chefs uses a tap with a spray nozzle tube, extendable from the mixer. It can be used to watch areas underneath the pots/woks without having to cause splashing all over.
also make sure the tap outlet is facing the sink drainage hole, coz mismatched ones also can cause splashing
Above and under mount is actually only for asthetical purposes, coz undermount looks nice, silicon joint is concealed. Whereas above mount sinks, can see silicon joint.
BOTH methods will have water splashing over the counter and you still need scoop or wipe with cloth everytime after washing.
There are countertops with anti drip profiles to prevent water from flowing down to your wooden doors.
My way of using my sink is that everytime after washing, i need to wipe the edges of my sink area all round to make sure its dry
My mum doesnt, she just leave it as it is. I cannot stand water around the sink perimeter on the countertop lOlzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Last edited by CanCanMum; 30-04-2010 at 09:57 AM.
actually i dunn undestand why sink underneath wil have "vapour"
mite be the water seeps thru the gap btw counter and sink joint line, flows under the sink???!!!
it a slow process but as time goes by, the wood/sink under just gets corroded and falls off
am i making sense i also dont know lolzzz???? Actually all these are just written based on "imagination" the actual pple who have seen it might understand beta~~~
my own house i just find the sink cabinet a bit "moist" inside coz all the wet wet things running inside, including my Washer outlet~~so many times the wood inside gets a bit moist and got those wet wet smellssssss, so i thought of ventilating the sink cabinet might also be good too~~~
Last edited by CanCanMum; 30-04-2010 at 06:40 PM.
sorry harr.. cant resist joining in.. want to enquire.. im quite intersted in ceramic sinks however i want it to be easily maintained and durable. compared to stainless steel, which is better?
The water vapour is caused by temperature change. Very normal for metal sinks. If you dont want that to happen, get those stone type or plastic type.
Another alternative is to put a dehumidifier (thirsty hippo) or silica gel to absorb the moisture under the sink to prevent water condensation.
So far my sink does not have this problem because I put a bag of silica gel which is reusable by heating it under the sun or in the microwave.
where can i get the reusable silica gel? NTUC got sell mahh?
Have sent you email.
My sink is also giving way. Was wondering if you do concrete support for sink? Actually, I'm thinking of replacing the bottom cabinets with a concrete 'carcass' as well. Thanks.
hellos cotton fields
concrete support is done by the tiler
for those who worry concrete support might be ugly, actually concrete support can be concealed by the cabinets
see attached pics:
Last edited by CanCanMum; 05-07-2010 at 10:55 AM.