Types of Sinks in Wood Countertops

Types of Sinks in Wood Countertops
Sinks in Wood Countertops

The types of sinks that can be included in Grothouse wood countertops and butcher blocks are limitless. Sinks can be made in any style – from vessel sinks to apron sinks, single or double bowl, and made out of any material – from stainless steel to cast iron.

Types of Sinks

Vessel Sink in Wenge Wood Countertop
Vessel Sink in a Wenge Wood Countertop

This bathroom designed by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath includes a Wenge wood countertop with a Vessel sink.

Apron Sink in a Walnut and Cherry Checkerboard Butcher Block
Apron Sink in a Walnut and Cherry Checkerboard Butcher Block

Showcase Kitchens designed this Walnut and Cherry Checkerboard Butcher Block with a Walnut Border to include an Apron sink.

Farmhouse Sink in Wenge Countertop
Farmhouse Sink in a Wenge Countertop

The Shadowlight Group designed this Wenge wood countertop to include a Farmhouse sink.

Double Bowl Undermount Sink in Teak Wood Countertop
Double Bowl Undermount Sink in a Teak Wood Countertop

The most common sink included in wood countertops is an undermount sink. Blanco designed this Teak wood countertop to incorporate a Blanco Niagara Double Bowl #440160 undermount sink.

Overmount Sink in Sapele Mahogany Butcher Block Countertop
Overmount Sink in a Sapele Mahogany Butcher Block

Plain & Fancy Cabinetry designed this Sapele Mahogany butcher block countertop to include an overmount Kohler Sink model Brinx K3674 in Stainless Steel.

Types of Faucets

Grothouse wood countertops and butcher blocks can also accommodate any type of faucet. Other accessories can also be included, like soap dispensers and sprayers.

To view more designs of wood countertops and butcher blocks with sinks, visit the Countertop Image Library on our website.

Grothouse Wood Countertops Sinks

Grothouse Wood Countertops Sinks
Grothouse Wood Countertops with Sinks

One of the most common questions we are asked is, “Can Wood Countertops have sinks?” The answer is YES! At Grothouse, we manufacture Wood Countertops with Sink Cutouts every single day. Designing wood countertops with sinks is no different than designing with any other countertop surface. We seal all sink openings with proprietary methods that assure you a wood countertop with a lifetime of worry-free use. With our advanced technology and expertise in the Wood Countertop Industry, Grothouse countertops can include a variety of sinks. This blog will discuss the most popular sinks we accommodate.

Wood Countertops Sinks | Undermount Sinks

Wood Countertops with Undermount sinks are the most popular style of sink. This is our preferred method because they provide a clean line on the surface.

Pictured below is a Teak Wood Countertop with an Undermount Sink. The sink is a Blanco Niagara Double Bowl #440160 with a Blanco Meridian 1.8 Semi-Pro Faucet#440558.

Wood Countertops Sinks, Wood Countertops with Undermount Sink by Blanco
Grothouse Teak Wood Countertop with Blanco Undermount Sink, designed by Blanco

Wood Countertops Sinks | Farmhouse Sinks

Another type of undermount sink commonly paired with Wood Countertops are Farmhouse Sinks.

The Wenge Wood Countertop shown in the picture below includes a a large Blanco Farmhouse Sink.

Wood Countertops with Sinks, Wenge Wood Countertop with Farmhouse Sink
Wenge Wood Countertop with Undermount Farmhouse Sink, designed by The Shadowlight Group

Wood Countertops Sinks | Overmount Sinks

Grothouse also manufactures countertops to include Overmount Sinks. Overmount sinks are self rimming and the lip of the sink frames the sink opening.

The picture below is a Sapele Mahogany Butcher Block Countertop with an Overmount Kohler Sink Model Brinx K3674 Stainless Steel.

Mahogany Butcher Block Countertop with Overmount Sink
Sapele Mahogany Butcher Block Countertop with Overmount Kohler Sink, designed by Plain & Fancy

You can learn more information and specifications about Grothouse Wood Countertops Sinks by clicking here.

 

Wood Countertops with Sinks

Wood Countertops with Sinks by Grothouse

We are often asked if wood countertops can be used with sinks and the simple answer is yes, at Grothouse, we craft wood counters with sinks every day. A quick look at our design gallery shows the beautiful kitchen designs with wood countertops containing sinks. Wood Countertops with sinks | Teak Wood Counter There are many people that state wood and water do not mix, and considering that wood boats have been around for centuries, we disagree. It is simply a matter of understanding the science of wood, and proper engineering of the wood countertop finish.

Our wood countertops can be finished with food grade oil for direct chopping or our waterproof Durata® finish, regardless of finish type each sink cut out is specially crafted and treated to last a lifetime. Durata® finish is so waterproof, we use to seal our custom made wood sinks.

What sink is the best choice? Our preference is to use an undermount sink with wood countertops, as the water can be easily sweeped into the sink and not collect around the surface lip of overmount sinks. For countertops treated with Durata® finish, the sink type is not of significant concern. Concrete sinks should be properly cured prior to installing in a wooden countertop. Concrete shrinks when it cures and if the concrete is shrinking after securing to the counter, it could cause cracking and splitting of the wood surface.

Drainboards are often incorporated into wood countertops with sinks. Below are examples of drainboard, properly sloped to ensure the water drains into the sink.

Walnut Wood Countertop with Sink and Drainboard
Walnut Wood Countertop with Sink and Drainboard

Rest assured, your wood countertop can safely be used with a sink.  To learn more about Grothouse wood surfaces, please visit www.glumber.com or call us at 877-268-5412

Walnut Wood Countertop with Drainboard
Walnut Wood Countertop with Drainboard