Wall Mount Sinks vs Deck Mount Sinks
Posted on July 19, 2016
“Can I put a wall mount sink in my cabinets?” is a question we get asked quite a bit.
Most of our item listings use the phrases ‘wall mount’ or ‘cabinet mount’. I thought today would be a good time to go over both the differences and mounting options of both. In this case, the words describe exactly what it is” wall mount is able to be hung on a wall, while cabinet mount (or deck mount) is intended to be dropped into a cabinet.
There are some exceptions to the rule: almost all wall mount sinks can also be cabinet mounted. Of course, there may be adjustments required to do so. Lowering the cabinet sink base to facilitate an apron, for example, or reinforcing existing cabinets to support the weight of cast iron. In some cases, we actually recommend a combination of cabinet and wall mount to offset the weight from one localized point.
Although nearly all wall mount sinks can be deck mounted, very few sinks that are specified as deck mount are able to be wall mounted. Examples of sinks that are strictly deck mount are stamped metal sinks, cast iron drainboard sinks with little to no backsplash, and vessel sinks. The common denominator of the previous sinks is a lack of structural support for the brackets. Without the high cast iron backsplash, there isn’t any place to mount the brackets necessary for support.
When we say brackets, a lot of our customers tend to picture the bulky elbow brackets used to support shelves or mantels. And while that could work, it’s not what we would typically use. Our brackets are custom made in-house out of heavy steel. They mount under the backsplash; supporting the weight without adding any visual weight. Every wall mount sink purchased from us ships with a set of hidden brackets, offering a clean mounting solution.
As with our refinishing process, we stand behind our manufactured brackets. The ease of install and support are sure to leave you pleased. If you have any additional questions about installing the brackets, please don't hesitate to give us a call or send us a message.