Undermount or Top-mount sink? (Shelby Township, MI)

Undermount sinks run from $200 to $1000 and are best used with solid surface countertops like marble, soapstone, granite, concrete, or Corian. The sink itself mounts under the countertop (hence the name) giving you a sleek, seamless look. Owners say cleanup is simple since you can just wipe crumbs or spills right into the sink. Undermount kitchen sinks tend to be more expensive than other models and you will be forced to use them only with waterproof countertops (laminate won’t work). The actual faucet will need to be installed into the counter or onto a walled surface.

Top-mount kitchen sinks are also referred to as drop-in or self-rimming and are the most popular style sinks since they are so easy to install. They are also the cheapest of the 4 different types of sinks mentioned above with prices ranging from $100 to $500. Top-mount sinks are often used with laminate countertops like Formica. I have a top-mount sink in my kitchen and can’t stand all the grime that builds up around the edge where it meets the countertop. When I redo my countertops to granite I will go with an undermount sink to eliminate that mess. According to galttech.com