When ordering stone worktops for your kitchen or even for your bathroom, you will need to consider the installation and the need for cutouts. There are a few questions you should ask yourself and you may also want to consult with a professional before finalising your order.
How many do you need?
The number of cutouts, their size and shape will all depend on such things as the type of sink you have and the taps that you wish to install. If you have not yet purchased your new sink, you should buy it before planning any cutouts. If it has been ordered, you need to provide all product details to your stone supplier.
Types of cutouts
The most commonly requested cutouts are those used for taps. This is because, in some cases, basins can be set on top of the worktop. There will still need to be a small hole for drainage, however. There are so many types of taps on the market and they all differ in size and shape. Some people prefer two separate taps while others like the idea of a single tap that can be adjusted to suit their temperature preferences. Like your sink, you should have your taps handy in order to provide your stone supplier with accurate measurements.
Undermounted or flush sinks
You will have the option of an undermounted sink or one that is flush with the surface of your worktops. Consider the pros and cons of each design before making your decision. Once you know what type of sink you want, you can then choose the exact model and let your stone supplier know. Remember, with an undermounted sink, you should have the hold polished. With flush sinks, this is not necessary since you will not see the areas that have been cut to make space for the sink.
Remember, there are many terms that you may not be familiar with when it comes to installing your worktops. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you like before finalising your order.