Kitchen worktop planning


Postby santamed » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:48 pm

In the tips it advises not to put an inset sink near to a worktop join. Is it ok to overlap a joint with an inset sink? say by a couple of inches
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:36 pm

not recommended unfortunately.

firstly you will drastically reduce the integral strength of the worktop. secondly it invites moisture ingress, resulting is swelling.
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Postby jackthebuilder » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:51 am

Chris is absolutely right - don't even attempt it.

Can I suggest:

1 - you either re-plan your worktop layout such that the inset is away from the ends of a longer run,

2 - see if a right hand or left hand drainer would make a difference to the positioning,

3 - (last resort) see if you can get a sink with a drainer that doesn't need to be part of the cut-out, and the drainer could then overlap the joint, but the cuts will have to be spot-on, the cuts sealed with at least 3 coats of varnish or whatever, and the worktop connectors properly fitted.

Good luck!

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