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