flush top mount sink?
Has anyone ever installed a top mount sink that sat flush to the countertop? It sounds like you would rout out a channel of countertop material to fit the flat rim of the sink so that it would sit at the same level as the countertop. Then a silicone caulk could be used to seal the sink into place.
I have a sink that could hypothetically be mounted in this way. I asked a local stone fabricator if they would be able to do this with soapstone and the owner of the company told me that they could do this and will if I ask them to, but that she wouldn't recommend it. She said that the silicone caulk would catch dirt and grime as it was swept into the sink.
I understand what she's saying, but it seems like gunk building up at a seam is impossible to avoid without an integrated corian sink. A drop-in sink can gather gunk at the lip and an undermount sink can gather gunk at the seam. To me, this seems like the most appealing option.
She was pushing for an undermount, but I'm not sure that's what I want. I have a deep sink (10 inches) and I'm afraid that undermounting it will make it feel too deep.
I'd love any advice or insight anyone can provide.