Beware how Art Stone "Secures" Undermount Sinks
It seems everyone heaping praises on Art Stone is focused on the counter tops. Good for them. My complaint and warning to you has to do with how they "install and secure" undermount sinks, both stainless steel and ceramic models. THEY GLUE THEM IN PLACE USING EPOXY GLUE! If that weren't bad enough, the cut scrap pieces of wood and screw them at odd locations and angles to brace the sink from underneath and inside your cabinetry. It looks like hell...as if they were temporary braces to hold the sink in place while the glue dries.
Turns out they are supposed to be permanent! Permanent and ugly to boot. If you check on line, most undermount sink manufacturers supply metal fasteners with their sinks.
Companies like Art Stone are suppsoed to either drill holes are cut slits in the underside of the counter top to secure the fasteners and the sink. Naturally, this approach takes more time and probably more skill.
Funny how Art Stone warrants its counter tops but not its sink installations. If they think glue is going to hold up a kitchen sink with a heavy garbage disposal hanging from it for the live of the
kitchen remodel, they're more "art" than "actual" craftsman.
Wonder how the folks supplying Art Stone with the epoxy glue feel about their product being used to "glue" undermount sinks in place without the help of metal fasteners.
The least Art Stone could do would be to use decent wood and secure their braces in a way that looks professional.