Install Guide - Edge - Solid Surface

Install Guide - Edge - Solid Surface
INSTALLING EDGE SINKS INTO
SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOPS
OCTOBER 2014
STEP 1
ŌĞƌƌĞŵŽǀ ŝŶŐƚŚĞƐŝŶŬĨƌŽŵŝƚƐďŽdž͕ŝŶƐƉĞĐƚŝƚĨŽƌĚĂŵĂŐĞ͘ ŚĞĐŬ
the integrity of the rim as well as the bowls for any signs of shipping
damage. If the sink is damaged or flawed, call your Karran Sinks
distributor immediately.
STEP 2
On the back side of the solid surface material, measure and mark
where the sink needs to be installed.
STEP 3
Mark the sink center line.
Next mark a setback from the front edge of the countertop. The
recommended amount is about 2” to 2-1/2” but always take into
ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƟŽŶƚŚĞƐƉĞĐŝĮ ĐĐŝƌĐƵŵƐƚĂŶĐĞƐŽĨĞĂĐŚŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶƌĞůĂƟŶŐ
to cabinet and plumbing placement.
STEP 4
Place the sink upside down on the back of the solid surface in the
ŝŶĚŝĐĂƚĞĚƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ͘ D ĂŬĞƐƵƌĞƚŚĞƐŝŶŬŝƐĐĞŶƚĞƌĞĚŽŶƚŚĞƐŝŶŬĐĞŶƚĞƌ
line and the front edge of the rim is on the setback line.
STEP 5
Use hot melt glue to adhere wood locator blocks to the back side of
the solid surface around the perimeter of the sink. These will hold
the sink in place once seaming adhesive has been applied in Step 11.
STEP 6
Clean the rim of the sink thoroughly with denatured alcohol and a
clean rag.
STEP 7
Clean the back of the solid surface where the sink will adhere with
denatured alcohol and a clean rag.
STEP 8
Prepare to glue the sink to the back of the solid surface. You will
need a 10:1 mix gun and a 10:1 two part solid surface seaming adhesive cartridge. Use a color that matches the color of the solid surface
sheet material. Insert the adhesive cartridge into the mix gun.
Purging of the tube is important to ensure both catalyst and adhesive are dispensing. Simply squeeze out a small amount to ensure
both are flowing.
STEP 9
dǁ ŝƐƚŽŶƚŚĞƐƚĂƟĐŵŝdžŝŶŐƟƉĂŶĚůŽĐŬŝŶƚŽƉůĂĐĞ͘ ^ƋƵĞĞnjĞĂϲ͟ ďĞĂĚ
of solid surface seaming adhesive out of the gun onto a scrap
surface to ensure the adhesive and catalyst are fully mixed.
STEP 10
Apply a generous, even bead of solid surface seaming adhesive
around the perimeter of the sink.
STEP 11
WůĂĐĞƚŚĞƐŝŶŬŝŶƚŽƚŚĞŵĂƌŬĞĚƉŽƐŝƟŽŶĂƐŝŶĚŝĐĂƚĞĚďLJƚŚĞǁ ŽŽĚ
locator blocks.
STEP 12
Use your preferred clamping method to clamp the sink in place
while solid surface seaming adhesive cures for 30 to 45 minutes.
STEP 13
Leave the sink untouched while the solid surface seaming adhesive is
curing for 30 to 45 minutes.
STEP 14
Once cured flip the countertop over. You will now need to drill a pilot hole through the solid surface. You can use a plunge bit in a router (shown here), a hole saw or a wide drill bit.
STEP 15
WŝůŽƚŚŽůĞĂŌĞƌƌŽƵƚĞƌŝŶŐǁ ŝƚŚƉůƵŶŐĞďŝƚ͘ ůǁ ĂLJƐŵĂŬĞƚŚŝƐƉŝůŽƚŚŽůĞ
in the center of the sink, away from the bowl divider and bowl walls.
STEP 16
E ĞdžƚƵƐĞĂŶŽǀ ĞƌŚĂŶŐƚƌŝŵďŝƚƚŽĚŽLJŽƵƌŝŶŝƟĂů
trimming of the solid surface.
STEP 17
Run the router with the overhang trim bit around the perimeter of
ƚŚĞƐŝŶŬ͕ ůĞƫ ŶŐƚŚĞŶLJůŽŶďĞĂƌŝŶŐŐƵŝĚĞĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞďŽǁ ůǁ ĂůůƐ͘ D ĂŬĞ
ƐƵƌĞƚŽǁ ĞĂƌƚŚĞĂƉƉƌŽƉƌŝĂƚĞĞLJĞĂŶĚƌĞƐƉŝƌĂƚŽƌLJƉƌŽƚĞĐƟŽŶ͘ STEP 18
dŚĞƐŝŶŬĂŌĞƌŝŶŝƟĂůƌŽƵƚĞƌŝŶŐǁ ŝƚŚŽǀ ĞƌŚĂŶŐƚƌŝŵďŝƚŚĂƐďĞĞŶ
completed.
STEP 19
ůŽƐĞƵƉŽĨƚŚĞƐŝŶŬǁ ĂůůĂŌĞƌŝŶŝƟĂůƌŽƵƚĞƌŝŶŐǁ ŝƚŚƚŚĞŽǀ ĞƌŚĂŶŐ
trim bit has been completed.
STEP 20
Final trimming of the solid surface will be accomplished with a bevel bit. This bevel bit has a 10°
ĐƵƫ ŶŐĂŶŐůĞĂŶĚĂϭͬ ϴ͟ Žǀ ĞƌƐŝnjĞĚŶLJůŽŶďĞĂƌŝŶŐ͘ This custom router bit may be obtained from your
Karran Sinks distributor.
Place the bit in an adjustable depth plunge router.
STEP 21
Set the depth of the bit so that the bearing is running just below the
ďŽƩ ŽŵŽĨƚŚĞƐŽůŝĚƐƵƌĨĂĐĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůĂŶĚƚŚĞƐŽůŝĚƐƵƌĨĂĐĞƐĞĂŵ
adhesive that has oozed out.
STEP 22
D ĂŬĞĂƉĂƐƐĂƌŽƵŶĚƚŚĞƉĞƌŝŵĞƚĞƌŽĨƚŚĞƐŝŶŬ͕ ůĞƫ ŶŐƚŚĞďĞĂƌŝŶŐ
guide along the sink wall.
STEP 23
ĂƌĞĨƵůůLJĞdžĂŵŝŶĞƚŚĞĂŵŽƵŶƚŽĨŽǀ ĞƌŚĂŶŐƌĞŵĂŝŶŝŶŐĂŌĞƌƚŚĞŝŶŝƟĂů
pass.
The goal is to trim the solid surface material as close to the stainless
steel wall as possible without touching the wall with the router bit.
STEP 24
Adjust the depth of the router bit slightly lower so as to achieve a
closer cut of the solid surface material to the sink bowl wall.
STEP 21
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Make a second pass. Carefully examine the amount of overhang
ƌĞŵĂŝŶŝŶŐĂŌĞƌƚŚĞƐĞĐŽŶĚƉĂƐƐ͘ /ĨLJŽƵĨĞĞůLJŽƵĐĂŶĐƵƚĞǀ ĞŶĐůŽƐĞƌ͕ adjust the depth of the router bit slightly lower and make a third
ƉĂƐƐ͘ ZĞƉĞĂƚƚŚŝƐƉƌŽĐĞƐƐĂƐŶĞĞĚĞĚƵŶƟůLJŽƵĨĞĞůLJŽƵĂƌĞĐƵƫ ŶŐĂƐ
close to the sink wall as possible without touching it.
STEP 26
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ǁ ĞůůƌŽƵƚĞƌĞĚŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶǁ ŝůůůĞĂǀ ĞŵŝŶŝŵĂůƐŽůŝĚƐƵƌĨĂĐĞĂŶĚ
ĂĚŚĞƐŝǀ ĞƌĞŵĂŝŶŝŶŐ͘ t ŚĞŶƐƚĂƌƟŶŐƚŽƌŽƵƚĞƌ͕ ŝƚŝƐĂůǁ ĂLJƐĂŐŽŽĚŝĚĞĂ
to start on the front edge of the sink. This is the least visible area to
the homeowner should any repair work be needed. Should the router bit scuff the stainless steel wall, use a coarse grit sandpaper to
hand sand the area parallel to the grain on the sink wall. Then move
ƚŽƐƵĐĐĞƐƐŝǀ ĞůLJĮ ŶĞƌŐƌŝƚƐŽĨƐĂŶĚƉĂƉĞƌƵŶƟůLJŽƵŚĂǀ ĞŵĂƚĐŚĞĚƚŚĞ
finish of the stainless steel.
STEP 27
23
Use a palm or orbital sander to sand the edge of the solid surface.
Make sure to keep the sander at the same angle as the beveled router cut so as not to sand on the bowl wall.
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STEP 24
Sand the edge of the solid surface to the point that the stainless
steel wall starts to show through the glue line.
STEP 21
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Remaining adhesive on the bowl wall will simply peel off.
STEP 30
22
Some final hand sanding with a fine grit sandpaper will be needed to
completely smooth and blend the solid surface and stainless steel
sink wall.
STEP 31
23
Use a fine grit flap wheel (180 grit) in a drill to restore horizontal
ŐƌĂŝŶůŝŶĞƐŝŶƐŝŶŬǁ ĂůůŝĨŶĞĞĚĞĚĂŌĞƌƐĂŶĚŝŶŐ͘ D ĂŬĞƐƵƌĞƚŽŬĞĞƉ
the drill horizontal and do not move it up and down.
Once blended, wipe the sink and countertop clean. To give the finished sink a lustrous glow, wipe the sink down with WD-40.
FINISHED INSTALLATION
STEP 24
Optional Profiling
STEP 21
ƐĂŶĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀ ĞƚŽƚŚĞϭϬ° bevel bit, you
may also use a 45° bevel bit shown here.
Optional Profiling
STEP 22
^ĞƚƚŚĞĚĞƉƚŚŽĨƚŚĞďŝƚƐŽƚŚĂƚƚŚĞĐƵƫ ŶŐĨĂĐĞŝƐĐƵƫ ŶŐũƵƐƚĂďŽǀ Ğ
the top of the stainless steel wall. Run the router around the sink.
Optional Profiling
STEP 23
The beauty of this profile is that when palm sanding the solid surface
ĞĚŐĞ͕ ƚŚĞƐĂŶĚĞƌŝƐŽƉĞƌĂƟŶŐĂƚĂϰϱΣĂŶŐůĞƚŽƚŚĞƐŝŶŬǁ Ăůů͘dŚŝƐƉƌĞͲ
vents any scratching of the bowl wall surface. It can significantly
ƌĞĚƵĐĞŽǀ ĞƌĂůůƐĂŶĚŝŶŐĂŶĚĮ ŶŝƐŚƟŵĞ͘ FINISHED INSTALLATION
STEP 24
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