How to Install Belfast Sinks in Oak Kitchens
Belfast sinks – or butler sinks, as they are sometimes known – make a stunning feature in oak kitchens. The use of traditional furniture-making materials, combined with the classic style of sink, looks simply magnificent – so much so that a fresh, white Belfast sink can often become the focal point of the room.
Belfast kitchen sinks are simple to install; if you are not hiring a kitchen fitter, this handy information guide will take you through the steps required to carry out a quick and easy installation:
THINGS TO CONSIDER
It is recommended to install the sink before fitting your worktop. If you require custom worktops with a Belfast sink cut-out, they can be purchased through our sister brand, Worktop Express.
Though some customers opt to have no worktop overhang, we recommend a 7-10mm overhang at the sides and back of the sink. This will help to prevent water spilling down the back or sides of the sink.
Don’t forget, if you haven’t purchased a Belfast sink base cabinet yet, you can find them on our Specialist Cabinets page.
INSTALLING YOUR BELFAST SINK
- First, connect the waste kit(s) to the sink.
- Place the sink in position on the cabinet.
- Apply a generous amount of quality silicone around the rim of the sink, on the two sides and back edge (if you have decided to have no worktop overhang, this step can be skipped). Wipe away any excess.
- Place your worktop over the sink, taking care to set it down so that it is precisely aligned with the sink, and allow the silicone to dry.
- Attach your worktop to your cabinets and wall as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Connect the waste kit(s) to the water pipes.
Clean the sink, and check that it is straight and level.
Close the plug(s) and fill the sink with water, to check that no water escapes from the waste kit(s).
Open the plug(s) and allow the water to drain, to check that no water escapes from the pipework.
Belfast sinks are perfect for traditional kitchens. To find out more about embracing this interior style, please read our ‘How to Design Traditional Solid Oak Kitchens’ information guide.
This Guide was originally published on 30th September 2016 and has been updated on 7th February 2018 to include additional information