Any Reason I Can't Install this Sink on a Vanity Top?

mamattorneyOctober 16, 2012

I've been scouring the internet for sinks for a narrow vanity. Taking into account the interior size of the cabinet along with the space for a backsplash, I'm looking at a very narrow depth.

I found this sink from Althea that I liked and is only 15.4in deep; it can be installed as a wall mount or as a self rimming sink, but the price - $385 - stopped my heart:

Today, I thought about IKEA. Sure enough, IKEA has this sink which is 16.125 inches deep and will fit. And the price - well, what a difference!

The only thing is that the IKEA sink is meant to stand alone as a complete vanity top - see instructions:

Do you think there is any reason why I couldn't have the fabricator create a cutout based upon the size of the sink and have it installed like a self rimming sink? Just install it on the vanity top instead of the vanity itself?

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I'm not an expert, but as long as the weight is not too much for the counter and the sink is not too thick, I would think it would work just fine.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 3:53PM
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It should work fine. I've installed several sinks that were not meant to be drops ins as drop ins.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 8:10PM
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You just need to make sure the "rim" is level/flat.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 12:37AM
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