Plumbing Considerations With New Stone Countertops

When replacing your existing kitchen counter tops with beautiful new granite or quartz counter top there is a hidden plumbing issue that sometimes comes as a surprise to the homeowner. The center of the drain line coming out of the wall usually needs to be less than 15″ up from the floor of the room for the sink to drain freely.

Many new stone countertops are installed with new stainless steel under mount sinks that are deeper by about 3-4 inches than the old sinks in the laminate counter top being removed. Because the bottom of the new deeper sink is lower than the old one, this means that the drain line may need to be lowered to allow the sink to properly drain. If the drain line needs to be lowered, it is likely that the back of the existing cabinet will need to be cut, along with the wall behind, in order to allow the plumber to lower the drain.

This can all be done without too much trouble. Just be sure to check it out with your contractor or designer to avoid any surprises.

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