kitchen sink quarter tile resized 600If you are replacing a sink that has rounded-over ceramic tiles sitting on top of it, you have some choices to make. These sinks look like an undermount sink due to the round-over tiles that sit along the perimeter of the sink. Although it isn’t truly an undermount sink, you have to remove the small roundover tiles to get the old sink out.

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So your choices are to get a sink that will use the same quarter-round tiles and reinstall it, or get a stainless sink with a large lip on it to cover the damaged area where you will be breaking out the tiles.

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The issue you may find with using a similar style sink, is that you will need to match the existing tiles. This may be easy to do, but if you can’t find the exact color, you may consider installing a contrasting color or a complementary color. Realize though, that this will be a dead giveaway that the sink was replaced and you couldn’t find matching tiles.

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The other option is to replace the sink with a stainless that has a wide lip. In this way, you can mortar in the corner pieces to lift and support the sink. The new sink will sit on top of these, and you can caulk around the perimeter to complete the installation.

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