A Guide to Belfast Sink Risers
Belfast sinks are perfect for adding to a traditional kitchen. Sometimes, to get the best result, oak Belfast sink risers are required. In this guide, we will explain exactly what they are and how to install them in your kitchen.
A Belfast sink riser is a block of wood that is fitted under a sink to raise it so that the rim is level with the surrounding worktops. They also support and stabilise ceramic sinks and can be used in kitchens as well as utility rooms.
These risers are made from the same high quality solid European oak as our cabinets and so perfectly complement your kitchen. Our risers are available in two thicknesses – 18mm and 50mm but can be easily customised to suit your requirements. They come fully sanded, in packs of two – one for the front and one for the back of the sink. If you require, you can stain, paint or oil them to match your existing kitchen.
How to Install Belfast Sink Risers?
Installing Belfast sink risers could not be simpler. We recommend doing a dry fit before you fix them in position to ensure that your measurements are correct. If required, cut them to size using a sharp cutting tool.
There are two methods of installation. Firstly, you could apply PVA glue along the whole length of the riser and press down onto the top of the cabinet. Clamp in position and wipe away the excess glue as soon as possible. Repeat for the second riser at the back.
The second method is to screw the risers into position. Fix four screws – equal distance apart – into the riser through the cabinet top panel from below. Repeat for the second riser at the back.
This is all of the information you will need for installing Belfast sink risers. If you have further questions or need additional advice, please feel free to contact us.