no deck plate for faucet - any issues?

AlyceminaFebruary 1, 2013

Since I want an undermount sink, I plan on having the single hole faucet installed directly into the quart countertops. I have never had this configuration - always a drop in sink and deck plate for the faucet tht is on the sink rim area. Any issues with having the faucet with no deck plate? Eg water running over the counter behind the sink? Cleaning issues? thanks for your help.

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breezygirl

No issues at all. I love not having to clean the deck plate or clean around it. It's such a nice, clean look. Will you have a tile backsplash behind the sink? The seam where the countertop meets the tile will be sealed and water should not get behind the cabs. The deck plate doesn't really keep water from running anywhere, really. If you are just painting the backsplash and not tiling, then the seam should still be sealed. (Just make sure you tell your stone fabricator when they template what kind of backsplash treatment you want because they'll need to put the stone more tightly against the wall if you plan to just paint.)

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 1:29AM
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suzanne_sl

No issues. It's great, you'll love it.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 1:39AM
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sprtphntc

agree with others, no issues.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 9:05AM
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kippee

It's such a clean look.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 10:46AM
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drbeanie2000

I'm not really sure what the purpose of a deck plate is. I believe it was recommended for my faucet, but I ignored that and I agree the look is CLEAN.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:10AM
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writersblock

The main use for a deck plate is to cover holes in the (overmount) sink that aren't being used. It serves no other function for most faucets. I can't imagine yearning for one when it's not absolutely necessary.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 11:33AM
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Alycemina

Thank you for inputs..they are very helpful in making my decision - writersblock, your cabinets and counters are lovely.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 2:41PM
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writersblock

>writersblock, your cabinets and counters are lovely.

I wish. No, mine are horrible fake formica pseudo butcher block right now. I think you meant drbeanie2000? Those are lovely.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 4:21PM
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pricklypearcactus

I have hard water and right now my faucet is mounted on an old ivory enameled cast iron drop in sink. I find myself having to scrub hard water deposits off of the sink from time to time, though I find the same issue on my marble bathroom countertop and bathroom pedestal sink as well. It's not a problem, just different.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 4:36PM
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camphappy

Like writersblock stated, I believe the deck plate would be used when switching from a 2-handle hot/cold type faucet to the single, one-hole faucet. The deck plate would cover up the extra holes no longer being used. Otherwise, I can't imagine a purpose for it.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 5:37PM
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