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Sinkology’s Dual-Flex Installation: The Best of Both Worlds

May 2023

above view of the copper hawking bathroom sink installed into a white countertop

When it comes to kitchen and bathroom sinks, there are several installation options to consider. Two popular choices are drop-in sinks and undermount sinks, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. However, Sinkology’s innovative Dual-Flex installation option brings together the best of both worlds, providing homeowners with a versatile and efficient solution that combines the benefits of both types. In this article, we’ll delve into the definitions of drop-in and undermount sinks, explore their pros and cons, and explain why Sinkology’s Dual-Flex installation stands out as the ideal choice for discerning customers.

First, let’s define drop-in sinks and undermount sinks. A drop-in sink, also known as a top-mount sink, is a type of sink that is installed by dropping it into a pre-cut hole in the countertop. The sink rim rests on top of the counter, creating a visible edge between the sink and the countertop surface. On the other hand, an undermount sink is mounted underneath the countertop, with the rim of the sink concealed beneath the counter’s surface. This creates a seamless appearance and allows for easy cleaning by simply wiping debris directly into the sink.

Both installation types have their own merits. Drop-in sinks are generally easier to install, as they require minimal modifications to the countertop. They are also typically less expensive than undermount sinks. Additionally, drop-in sinks are more forgiving when it comes to countertop imperfections, as the visible rim can cover up any uneven edges or gaps. This makes them a popular choice for budget-conscious homeowners or those looking for a quick and hassle-free installation.

However, undermount sinks offer a sleek and modern aesthetic that many homeowners desire. With the sink rim hidden beneath the countertop, they provide a clean and uninterrupted surface that can complement a variety of kitchen or bathroom designs. For busy families, cleaning with an undermount sink is easier, as you simply wipe debris directly from the countertop into the sink, eliminating the need to clean around the visible rim. This can be particularly beneficial for maintaining a hygienic environment in the kitchen and on-the-go cleanup. 

3 images of the Hawking Dual Flex copper sink

Despite their individual advantages, both drop-in and undermount sinks have their drawbacks. Drop-in sinks, with their visible rims, can be more challenging to clean. Food particles and grime can accumulate around the edges, requiring extra effort to keep them spotless. On the other hand, undermount sinks are typically more expensive than their drop-in counterparts. The installation process for undermount sinks can also be more complex, often requiring professional assistance and potentially causing delays or additional expenses during remodeling projects.

dual-flex sinks installed drop-in style

This is where Sinkology’s Dual-Flex installation option shines. It combines the benefits of both drop-in and undermount sinks, offering homeowners a versatile solution that caters to their specific needs. With Dual-Flex, Sinkology sinks can be installed as either a drop-in or an undermount sink, depending on individual preferences and circumstances.

The Dual-Flex installation is made possible by Sinkology’s unique design, which features a flat edge that can be seamlessly mounted on top of a countertop or hidden beneath it. This flexibility allows homeowners to enjoy the advantages of both installation types without compromise. Whether you prefer the easy installation and affordability of a drop-in sink or the sleek appearance and effortless cleaning of an undermount sink, Sinkology’s Dual-Flex option has you covered.

3 dual-flex nickel sinks

In addition to its versatility, Sinkology’s Dual-Flex installation option also provides long-lasting durability and quality craftsmanship. Sinkology’s sinks are handcrafted from high-quality materials, ensuring that they withstand the test of time. The company is committed to providing customers with reliable and beautiful sink solutions that enhance their living spaces.

Sinkology offers homeowners the best of both worlds by combining the advantages of both installation types. The flexibility and versatility of the Dual-Flex installation make it an ideal choice for those who seek a sink that meets their unique requirements. Sinkology’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship ensures that their Dual-Flex sinks not only provide functionality but also elevate the aesthetic appeal of any kitchen or bathroom. So, why settle for less when you can have the best of both worlds with Sinkology’s Dual-Flex installation option?

Dual-Flex Installation Sinks featured in blog:

Hawking Copper Bathroom Sink

Edison Nickel Bathroom Sink


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