Sink Mounting Styles and Types

Sink mounting styles

Let’s start from the very beginning…

In the 18th century sinks were called washstands. Washstands were a bit different from sinks nowadays, at the time washstands where small tables on which a pitcher and a deep bowl where placed.

After years passed a new invention started to boom. It was the dry sink.  A dry sink consisted in a cabinet with a slightly recessed top where a large jar was resting.

Then it started to change, and now wooden cabinets were built with a trough on the top lined with lead, this is where buckets were kept.

As we can see sinks where upgrading style and functionality pretty fast over the years.

Nowadays sinks play an important role in the house. They not only serve for their functionality (hard wearing) but they are a piece to achieve ambience and bring comfort to the home owners. A great sink has to be functional, scratch resistant, heat resistant, acid resistant and bring in its shape, as well as comfort to the space where its used.

To give you a better idea let’s talk about sink bowl specifications






Single Bowl

Generally as wide as 33 inches.

  • Easy to maintain or clean
  • True gauge
  • Generous capacity occupying less space and bring in more capacity

Double Bowl

General as wide as 48 inches

  • The most popular sink
  • Two basins offer the option to speed work in a comfortable way
  • You can get different sizes to each bowl or different deep in each bowl

Triple Bowl

Generally as wide as 60 inches

  • These sink offers the most comfort of all
  • Usually has a shallow prep sink


In the other hand we have sink styles


  1. Undermount Sinks

This sink has to be installed underneath of the countertop and are mostly chosen because their much easier to clean and offer a seamless look.

This sink usually requires professional help for installation.





 2. Drop-in or Top-mount   Sink

This sink style is mounted directly into the countertop opening since the rim will hold the sink.

This is the easiest type of sink installation.





 3. Farmhouse Sink 

Also called “apron sink”. A farmhouse sink is usually deeper than undermount sinks  and it sports a front that stands out slightly from the cabinetry.  


This sink usually requires professional help for installation.





4. Bar Sinks

This sink style is usually smaller than kitchen sinks. Bar sinks are good for limited space.





5. Vessel Sinks

Vessel sinks are very unique and provide  more counter space.

Easy installation





6. Corner Sinks

These types of sinks are great for smaller and unique layout kitchens.

Easy installation