Installation instructions for Epicure series Farmhouse Sink

Installation instructions for
Epicure series Farmhouse Sink
General Recommendations:
Please read installation and maintenance instructions thoroughly.
Inspect your sink for any noticeable damage before installation.
Check all local applicable plumbing and building codes.
These instructions are based on application to composite material or solid surface countertop installation only;
countertop application to stone, marble, granite or butcher-block should be referred to an experienced
countertop fabricator for custom installation.
Epicure series Farmhouse sinks are individually hand-crafted and FUTURA suggests using experienced and
professional installers only. For custom cutting of countertop and installation of the actual sink, on-site
installation is also recommended. Acceptable variances are approximately 1/8 of an inch. Alignment to
the cut-out and precise application and trimming of any adhesive sealant are critical to a superior fit and
finished look. Please take extra care in this regard.
Epicure series Farmhouse sinks require custom order cabinets. Consult your cabinet dealer.
does not accept any liability for damage to countertop, sink fixture, faucets or personal injury
during installation. Warranty is void if installation instructions are not followed.
FUTURA
Tools and Materials needed:
Tape Measure
Framing Square
Eye Protection
Hacksaw/Jigsaw
Ear Protection
Rags
Pencil (NOT ink)
Shims
Denatured Alcohol
Silicone Adhesive Sealant
Wood Braces
Be sure to use proper tools and always wear personal safety devices for your protection.
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Installation Options:
Epicure series Farmhouse sinks offer installation options depending on your design.
Undermount Installation
Flush mount Installation
Built-up Installation
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Caution: All installation types need to allow room for faucet installation. Ensure adequate clearance behind
the sink for any faucet and backsplash, as well as full range of motion for faucet spouts and handles.
Typical undermount installation with 1/4" reveal recommended.
Finished wall
Sink Profile
18"
3/4"
R 3/4" Typical
20"
10"
18" from
countertop
front end
16"
3/4"
24" Cabinet
Sink front end
Cabinet front line
3/4"
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Typical flush mount and built-up installation
Built-up installation may expose sink sides to be raised up to 1" above the countertop.
Finished wall
Sink Profile
19-1/4"
3/4"
20"
19-1/4" from
countertop
front end
10"
16"
3/4"
24" Cabinet
Cabinet front line
Sink front end
3/4"
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1. Prepare the Sink Base Cabinet
Farmhouse sinks require custom order sink base cabinets with a front cutout to accommodate a 10" deep sink.
Build a plywood platform on a support frame inside of the sink base cabinet. Platform must support the weight
of the sink and any attachments such as garbage disposals. When the sink is placed onto a platform, make sure
the top of the sink is evenly flush against the bottom of the countertop. Allow clearance for water supply line
and drains or garbage disposal, as necessary.
2. Make a Template and Cutout
Depending on the installation option, make
proper cutout of the countertop.
FUTURA recommends a 1/4" reveal on 3 sides
when installed undermount style.
For a flush mount or built up installation,
cut countertop along with outside line of
the sink profile.
Front end of Epicure Farmhouse sinks are
designed to be installed 3/4” extended out
beyond the front end of the countertop.
Cut countertop accordingly.
No template is provided due to the
custom nature of each application and
installation.
The actual sink is used as the template guide
for each installation.
After centering the sink and allowing for
any faucets and backsplashes, use a pencil
to outline the sink as your guide for the cutout,
allowing for any reveal before the
actual cutting.
3. Set the Sink
Set the sink on top of the cabinet or
into the cabinet front cutout.
Apply sealant if necessary as a gasket
between the sink and cabinet.
4. Install the Countertop
Carefully clean bottom of countertop and top flange of sink with denatured alcohol. Apply bead of silicone
adhesive (not supplied) around the top edge of the sink. Place countertop onto the sink. Remove excess sealant
from the lip or any surfaces with a cleaner recommended by manufacturer of adhesive sealant.
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Care and Maintenance
ALWAYS
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Clean everyday by thoroughly rinsing with a mild soap and warm water and wipe dry.
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Rub lightly with a soft cloth in the direction of grain lines on a regular basis for additional preventive cleaning.
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Keep the sink free of any standing water as this can cause a buildup of mineral deposit, which can affect
the appearance of your sink.
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Any stubborn stains should be removed by scrubbing in the direction of the grain with a mild abrasive such as Comet.
Always rinse the sink after using any cleaning agent and wipe dry.
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Clean any mineral deposits built up over time with a mild solution of vinegar and water followed by a thorough
flushing with water.
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Remove any scratches with a Scotch-Brite pad and cleaning agent rubbing in the direction of the
grain. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MIRROR FINISH.
NEVER
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Leave water spots, steel cookware or utensils in the sink for lengthy periods; iron particles often develop rust
spots in the stainless steel surface.
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Use a steel wool or scoring pad as it damages the sink surface and causes discoloration.
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Let household cleaning agents or bleach sit in your sink for long periods of time as this may ruin the finish
of your sink.
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Leave rubber mats, sponges or cleaning pads in the sink overnight as this will trap water and could stain and
discolor the sink surface.
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Use any drain cleaning products containing sulfuric or hydrochloric acid as this will attack the sink.
Silver cleaners can also contain acids that will damage the sink surface.
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Use the inside of the sink as a cutting surface.
Lifetime Limited Warranty
FUTURA stainless steel sinks are produced to the higest manufacturing standard and are covered by a limited lifetime
warranty that protects the original purchaser against any defects in materials and workmanship under normal use.
if upon determination by FUTURA that the sink is defective FUTURA will replace without charge with an equivalent sink or
refund, will be sent to the original purchaser that it has been used in a residential application and installed, used and maintained
according to the instructions supplied with the sink, and not damaged due to abuse, misuse or negligence. This warranty
will not cover any labor charges incurred in installation, removal, replacement or repair, transportation cost or any
consequential damages whichmight be caused by the product FUTURA shall not be liable in case of
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Improper installation or modification of original product
Damages resulting from abuse, such as scratches by dropping heavy objects into the sink
Scratches resulting from scrubbing with steel wool, abrasive pads or cleaners
Improper application such as exposure to corrosive chemicals, or photographic solutions
Any commercial application
If the original purchase finds a defect in material or workmanship, plaese contact FUTURA Warranty services
2605 Kuser Road, Hamilton, NJ 08691. Please include proof of purchase-save sales receipt. The law in some states may
expand or modify this warranty. This warranty supersedes all other warranties, expressed or implied.
FUTURA KITCHEN SINKS INDIA (P) LTD. 35/1, 1st Floor, above city bank ATM,
Opp. MICO Back Gate, BGT Main Rd, Bangalore – 560 030, India.
Phone : +91-80-22104536. Website : www.futurasink.com
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