Make your kitchen awesome with a Ruvati under-mount sink. It’s made to be super easy to install and looks excellent. This sink is perfect for upgrading any kitchen because it’s stylish and decisive. Ruvati promises it’ll always look great and even gives you a lifetime warranty. We discovered that setting it up is a breeze with our step-by-step guide.
Sink Installation Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide
Tools You’ll Need:
- Plumbers Putty
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Drill with Depth Stop
- Jigsaw or Keyhole Saw
- Sink Mounting Clips
- Silicon Caulk
- Sink Cut-Out Template
Choose the Right Look for Your Sink:
When putting in your sink, how it lines up with the hole in the counter is essential to make it look great. You can decide if you want a small space (1/4″ reveal) or if you want it to be all even with the counter (flush fit). Ruvati suggests the small space (1/4″ reveal) for the most excellent result. Don’t do it with an overhang; that’s not recommended.
Here are your choices:
A) 1/4″ Reveal (Recommended):
This means the edge of the counter is about 1/4″ away from the sink, showing a little bit of the sink’s edge.
B) Flush Fit (OK):
Here, the counter meets the sink’s edge exactly, making it all even and flat.
C) Overhang (Don’t):
This is when the counter hangs over the sink on all sides – it’s not the best arrangement.
Place and Trace:
- Place the sink cut-out template on the countertop.
- Position it to ensure proper clearance from the cabinet.
- Trace a line around the template.
- Adjust the line based on your chosen “reveal” (1/4″ or flush fit).
- Turn the countertop upside down.
- Mark evenly-spaced positions for anchors of the mounting clips.
- Use three mounting clips for longer sides (20″ or longer) and 2 for shorter sides.
- Drill holes for anchors (follow countertop manufacturer’s instructions).
- Use a 3/8″ drill bit with a 1/2″ Depth Stop to avoid drilling through the countertop.
- Secure anchors into the countertop, using glue if necessary.
- Fasten mounting clips to the anchors using screws.
Caulk and Place Sink:
- Clean the underside of the countertop and the rim of the sink.
- Apply silicone caulk evenly around the rim of the sink.
- Place the sink over the countertop opening.
- Tighten the screws until mounting clips snugly secure the sink.
Check and Adjust:
- Check the alignment of the sink to the countertop opening.
- Adjust slightly if needed.
- Tighten down clips evenly without over-tightening.
- Remove any excess silicone.
Quick Tips for Better Results:
- Go for the 1/4″ reveal for a relaxed and polished look.
- Make sure to use the tools they recommend and follow the instructions that come with them.
- Before drawing, ensure there’s enough space around the cabinet.
- See if everything lines up nicely before you tighten the clips.
- Don’t do it too hard when tightening things – you might accidentally break something.
These simple steps will help you set up your sink perfectly without any problems.
Removing Rust Spots:
This sink is made of special steel that doesn’t like to rust. But sometimes, if you see little rust spots, don’t worry! We can quickly fix that.
Find the Rust Spots:
Look closely for those rust spots. They might be there because of some tiny bits of rust or iron.
Get Your Tools:
You need a “Barkeeper’s Friend” cleaning powder and a sponge. They clean without hurting it.
Wet and Sprinkle:
Wet the sink and sprinkle the special “Barkeeper’s Friend” powder on the rust spots. It’s like magic for your sink.
Use the sponge to gently rub the rust spots in the same direction as the lines on your sink. A toothbrush can help with the corners and tricky edges.
Rinse It Off:
Now, wash away all the magic powder and the rust with lots of water. Your sink will be clean and shiny again.
Care and Keeping Your Sink Clean:
1. Regular Wash:
Keep it easy! Clean your sink regularly with soap and warm water to get rid of dirt and yucky stuff.
2. Dry and Shine:
After you use the sink, dry it with a soft cloth. This habit helps prevent gross limescale and other tricky stuff from building up.
3. Big Clean Once a Month:
Go a bit deeper every month or so. Use a special cleaner (like Barkeeper’s Friend) and a soft sponge. Scrub gently in the same direction as the sink’s lines.
4. No Leaving Soapy Stuff:
Don’t let soap or cleaners stay in the sink. They can mess up its look. Always rinse them away.
5. Skip the Bleach:
Stay away from bleach. It doesn’t like stainless steel and can make it look bad if it stays too long.
6. No Steel Wool Allowed:
Forget about using steel wool. It can hurt the sink and make it change color in a not-so-nice way.
7. Tiny Scratches? No Big Deal:
If you see minor scratches, don’t worry. A special cleaner for stainless steel can make them disappear quickly.
8. Grids for Protection:
Think about using grids in your sink. They can help protect the bottom from getting scratched.
Important Reminder For Installers:
Hey there! Before you kick off installing this sink, take a moment to read this and keep it somewhere safe. Ruvati suggests getting a professional installer to help out. The edges of the sink can be pretty sharp, so wear gloves to stay safe when you’re setting it up. Give them a quick check as soon as the sink and box arrive. If you find any damage or missing parts, contact Ruvati Support ASAP. The templates they provide are helpful guides, so use them to ensure you’re cutting the sink just right.
Quick things to remember:
- Professional Help is Cool: Having a professional installer handle the job is brilliant.
- Gloves On, Stay Safe: Those edges can be sharp, so wear protective gloves during installation.
- Check: When the sink and box show up, give them a good look. If anything seems off, let Ruvati Support know.
- Template Time: The templates they give you are like blueprints. Place them on the sink to make sure you’re cutting it perfectly.
- Be Careful Cutting: Ruvati won’t be able to fix any problems if the sink or countertop isn’t installed the right way.
- Follow the Rules: Stick to the local plumbing and building rules – it’s a sure way to stay on the safe side.
Ruvati Limited Lifetime Warranty:
Ruvati sinks are made with a lot of care and have a warranty that lasts a lifetime for homes. If anything goes wrong with the sink because of the materials or how it’s made during this warranty time, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the simple info you need to know:
What You Need to Remember:
- If you need to use the warranty, just show us the paper that proves when and where you bought it.
- This warranty is only for the person who first bought it and can’t be given to someone else.
- If we need to give you a new sink, we won’t pay to send it to you or for someone to put it in your home.
- This warranty is just for sinks in houses.
- Before we give you a new sink, we might want to examine the old one and how it was installed.
- If we don’t have the same sink to give you, we’ll swap it with something similar.
Important Stuff to Know:
- The warranty doesn’t cover extra things like rinse grids, cutting boards, and filters.
What’s Not Included:
- If something happens to the sink because you didn’t follow the care instructions, that’s not covered.
- Regular stuff like scratches or accidents aren’t part of the warranty.
- We can’t fix problems caused by improper use or installation of the sink
- The warranty doesn’t include issues with extras like accessories, filters, and rinse grids.
Choosing a Ruvati under-mount sink is a fantastic way to enhance your kitchen. Its easy installation, sleek design, and durability make it a stylish upgrade suitable for any home. Ruvati’s commitment to a polished finish and a lifetime warranty adds a reassuring touch, making it a top-notch choice for kitchen transformations.