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Unread 11-17-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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Talking Undermount sink & 12" Granite tile

Is this combination something that is reasonable or is it too difficult to accomplish? ( Installing an undermount sink under 12" granite tile)
Thank you for your advise in advance.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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Ive done this before. I know of several other folks on the forum who
have as well. Ive actually stopped offering undermount installations for
12x12 granite because i dont feel the granite is as strong as it should
be sitting on top of a sink. A nice self rimming sink still looks real nice
and the integrity of the job is much stronger, (in my opinion).

Take a look at this thread over in the pros hangout - Granite tile kitchens . There is some discussion on this subject that may interest
you, theres pics too.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 12:07 PM   #3
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Undermount sink & 12" granite tile

Thanks for your prompt reply. That is what I thought would be the answer. Getting the inside profile smooth and nice seems like a big job, together with the point you make about the strength of tile setting on top of the tile makes the decision pretty obvious. I also noticed that none of the pics on the pro hangout had undermount sinks either! As usual, you guys are the greatest with your advice. Appreciate it a ton.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 04:11 PM   #4
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Yeah, you'll have a hard time mounting to 3/8" stone, you'd have to laminate two pieces together to achieve a depth to accept the anchors.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 05:30 PM   #5
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I looked for this awhile ago, and my google skills let me down. When I was doing my kitchen remodel, I considered an undermount with tile. This was before I found this place. I did find a company that makes a kit for doing this. THey make a corian ring that you inset, tile up to it, and the undermount sink attaches to the ring. It looked slick, but I decided to go with a slab instead. The visible part of the ring is in the order of 1/2", so on the top you'd have tile up to a waterproof ring thatwould also allow for a waterproof caulk joint on the bottom to prevent it getting to your tiling substrate (typically plywood).
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Unread 11-17-2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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We are doing one right now. I sent the tile out to a water jet place to have the tile cut for the sink opening and the faucet, and valves. The price seemed very reasonable for what we are getting and the time we would spend doing it in the field. Will have to dress the edges is all.
I plan to set the edge of the sink in silicone and build the deck up the thickness of the rim and tile over it. It is a very small vanity sink.
Will take some pictures next week when we set it.
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