Undermount sink: subtle perfection

Washing vegetables in the sink

An undermounted sink is hidden discreetly and subtly in the worktop. It is inserted into the worktop cut-out provided and fixed from below. It shuns the limelight, allowing your worktop to play the starring role in your kitchen.

Have you chosen a sophisticated stone worktop for your kitchen? Nice choice!

A BLANCO undermount sink will fit in perfectly. An undermount sink in stainless steel is elegant, glossy, yet unobtrusive. It is a subtle showpiece.

An undermount sink:

  • looks subtly sophisticated
  • visually enhances the worktop
  • is easy to clean.
  • blends into the overall design
  • is suitable for water-resistant worktops made of stone, granite or composite materials
  • makes kitchens look more spacious

Do you want your worktop to play the starring role in your kitchen? Why not combine functionality and design? In this case, a sink attached beneath the worktop is right for your kitchen.

Would you prefer a more harmonious, colour-matched look? Then opt for an undermount sink in Granite - where you decide the colour. Would you prefer something unobtrusive? Or something that works with the overall look, but proves a colourful feature in its own right upon second glance?

The main pluses of an undermount sink

Crumbs are swept into the undermount bowl with a single wipe.

Easy to clean, easy to keep pristine

Whether you’re peeling potatoes, chopping peppers or cutting bread, bits of food almost always get everywhere when you’re preparing a meal. Simply wipe any remnants smoothly from the worktop into the bowl. Attach a grille or basket to the sink and slide chopped-up food directly into them. The undermount design means that residue doesn't get stuck around the edges or gaps because there simply aren’t any edges. Easy to clean, easy to keep pristine.

A subtle, straight-lined undermount sink

Aesthetically pleasing, unobtrusive, practical

Pure perfection. The undermounted sink bowl is discreet, sophisticated and restrained. This type of installation combines design and functionality to superb effect. The worktop extends to the contours of the sink helping make flat surfaces look spacious and elegant. If your worktop is very thick, it could mean your sink bowl will sit too deep. You can also achieve a level surface by inserting the sink into the worktop using a flush undermount method.

small undermount sink

Big even when small

You’re washing some salad leaves and put them in a sieve to drain. The only question is where? You need the chopping board for dicing cucumber and tomatoes. Small kitchens often present an organisational challenge. Put a floating grid in your undermount sink. You can drain your salad leaves, while also washing your tomatoes. And thanks to the multifunctional colanders a small undermount bowl actually proves to be quite big enough.

Which worktops allow an undermount sink to be fitted? What do I need to look out for?

Undermount sinks can be installed in worktops made of the following materials:

  • Stone
  • Glass
  • Composites

An undermount sink can be used with worktops made of natural stone, glass or composite materials. It can only be combined with dense, continuous materials. Do not opt for this installation method if your worktop is made or wood or wooden composites. It is almost impossible to seal these so that no water gets into the material. That would result in a swollen, ruined worktop. No one wants that.