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#1 posted 07-03-2019 04:27 PM

Under mount would definitely be the worst because your putting end grain right next to water.

I know drop in sinks are not as popular, but in this case, they make sense from a durability standpoint.

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I agree with this. Not just for the water to endgrain, but for the inevitable loosening of the sink and/or the caulking getting leaks and water devastating underneath, due to that corner(formed by the sink and counter meeting up) being a magnet for water spray from the faucet and splashing off dishes etc. My neighbor recently asked if he could pay me to replace his undermount sink. I went to take a look and there was probably a 1/4” gap between the sink and counter, and I could see the silicone had split and saw light. When I looked underneath, water had completely decimated the plywood underlayment that the tile was on. So much so that the plywood had rotted enough to where the screws were just falling out.

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