Installation tips

Here’s a simple way to install your kitchen sink and mixer tap

In the middle of your kitchen, renovation work is pending. Does the kitchen sink need to be replaced, or does the kitchen mixer tap take priority? At hansgrohe you will find suitable kitchen products for all your specific requirements and installation scenarios. Read our recommendations here as to what selection options you have, and what you need to keep in mind when installing the kitchen sink and mixer tap.

Tips for successfully installing a new kitchen sink

You most certainly have individual requirements when it comes to deciding how your sink is to be integrated into the kitchen. To ensure that the sink unit is fully compatible with the style of the kitchen and with your convenience-related requirements, at hansgrohe you have the choice between three different installation variants, each of which has its own advantages.

Installation of sink into the worktop.
Surface-mounted installation is the conventional type of installation. The sink is inserted from above into a cut-out in the worktop and sealed with a very thin layer of silicone.

Surface-mounted installation

The sink is inserted into a matching cut-out from above and glued in place. Surface-mounted installation is suitable for all worktop materials and is especially recommended in the case of wood or laminate. So no water can access the open cut edge of the worktop.

Installation of sink into the worktop.
In the case of flush-mounted installation, the support for the rim of the bowl is milled into the worktop, after the cut-out for the sink has been accurately cut to size.

Flush-mounted installation

This requires an absolutely precise cut-out in the panel, which merges seamlessly with the sink. Advantages: the seamless surface increases the working area steplessly and is easy to clean. Flush-mounted installation is suitable for solid materials like natural stone or quartz. In this kind of homogeneous material, a very small recess can easily be milled, on which the rim of the sink is specifically supported, in order to be flush with the worktop.

Installation of undermount sink.
In the case of undermount installation, the sink is installed on the worktop from below and sealed. The cut-out in the panel conforms to the inner dimensions of the sink.

Undermount installation

The sink is mounted below the cut-out and is therefore almost invisible. This makes the kitchen look more spacious and it is easier to keep the worktop clean. Simply wipe any residual liquid or dirt into the sink. Undermount installation is suitable for water-resistant worktops, which require an extra borehole for the kitchen tap. Or choose a wall-mounted tap for the sink.

Installation made easy at hansgrohe with sinks, mixer taps and sBox

hansgrohe makes renovation work easier for you with an “all-inclusive” product. In addition to the sink and tap, you can the waste set, connection hoses, brackets and optional drain cover and sBox

Tips for optimum installation of a hansgrohe kitchen tap

The kitchen tap is probably the most frequently used tool in the home. Accordingly, safe installation and optimum ease of use are paramount here. Out of the hansgrohe kitchen assistants, select the configuration that works best for you. One that will make your kitchen chores easier.

  • Appropriate positioning of the handle: on some hansgrohe taps, the handle can be selected to go on the right-hand or left-hand side, to suit your personal preferences and requirements.
  • Flexible arrangement of the control units: here you will find kitchen taps with a separate control unit for the water flow and water temperature. If you opt for a 2-hole variant in the M71 range with flexible arrangement of the water control system, your worktop requires a second tap hole for the control unit. You can also arrange a third hole for operating a drain valve.
  • Flexible connections and stability: all hansgrohe kitchen taps offer easy, safe installation with flexible hose connections and a built-in stabilisation plate. You can rely on these connections.  
  • Sturdy seating: the kitchen tap enjoys a sturdy and permanently stable position on the hansgrohe kitchen sink. This is ensured by reinforcement beneath the tap ledge.
  • Room for manoeuvre during installation: the long, flexible hoses on the hansgrohe kitchen taps make it easy for you to determine the installation site, to suit your requirements at the sink.

How to install a kitchen sink and tap

If the sink is located in front of the window

Installation in front of a window: kitchen tap is collapsible to open a window.
Is your sink located directly in front of the kitchen window? No problem. You can still fully open the window by using a tap that is designed for installation in front of a window.

In some kitchens, the place for the sink is planned directly in front of the window. What if you want to open it for cleaning or ventilation? In that case, you need a special kitchen tap. Particularly if the sink unit is designed at a height which satisfies ergonomic requirements, but leaves very little margin up to the parapet height of the window. Lots of hansgrohe kitchen taps are ideal for installation in front of a window. The tap is simply tilted in order to open the window. Its body can be lifted straight up out of its fixture and placed to one side. This is even possible using only one hand. The flexible, long connection hoses offer convenient leeway for this.

All kitchen taps for installation in front of a window

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