The idea of installing a black sink with butcher block counter top on your new kitchen may sound like an awesome idea. And, it is. However, before you do anything, make sure you have everything you need, and get an estimate from a local contractor. While this seems obvious, many people overlook this very important step and end up with the wrong materials and/or costs. So, what makes a great butcher block for a black sink with butcher block countertop?
First, lets take a look at what the wood kitchen countertop is made of before we look at the black sink. This type of wood comes in oak, maple, cherry, birch, ash, hickory, beech, bamboo, elm, pine and many others. Each wood comes in different types of color depending on where it was grown and what the environmental conditions are like where it was harvested (some wood is lighter and others darker). Some have unique grain patterns as well that add a unique beauty to them.
Now, you will want to know what type of wood you are going to use to make your countertop. Some are made from real wood, while others are made from engineered plastic. There are even some engineered plastics (some call them “fake wood”) that actually feel like wood. You want to choose the one that has the texture you like best, so plan this out before you go and get the countertop!
Now, let’s get onto the installation! Before you do anything else, you will want to make sure your new black sink with butcher block countertop is level. You can do this by simply using a spirit level to make sure the top surface is level. Once the surface is level, you can then install the countertop over the spirit level. Once it is installed correctly, you can then nail or screw it into place.
Now that the surface is in place, you will want to take your new stainless steel faucet and install it into the opening. This can be done by nailing, stapling, or screwing it in. Once it is in, you will want to install your countertop. Again, make sure it is level at all times!
One thing to remember when you are doing your black sink with butcher block countertops is to be careful of splinters. If your countertop is wood, this is easy to protect yourself from. Simply use wood glue or something similar to prevent wood chips from falling onto the countertop and irritating it. If you are using ceramic sink, you may have less control over this issue. However, there are sinks that are made from porcelain that cannot be touched by wood.
When it comes to faucets, you will want to make sure they are all the same size. If you put two different sized faucets into the sink, it can cause a lot of problems. For one thing, it can cause the water from both faucets to misalign, which can cause a gurgling sound when used. On top of that, if the two different faucets are not the same size, it can lead to squirting and spilling of the water. So, be sure to always use the same size of faucet no matter what sins you are putting it onto.
One last thing to remember about installing your new black sink with butcher block countertop is to be sure that you always use a level. Always measure your counter before you buy it, and before you install it. You don’t want to make any mistakes when it comes to the height of your sink, or how high the countertop will actually extend off of the floor. Once you get it installed and have used all of the proper tools, everything should be fine.