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Undermounted Glides

Waht are Undermounted Glides?

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UNDERMOUTED GLIDES BEFORE YOU RENOVATE YOUR KITCHEN

More often than not, the kitchen has become the most renovated part of the home. Why? Everyone gravitates to the kitchen, second only to the bathroom. It makes perfect sense that every couple of years clients want to renovate their kitchen.

Renovations come down to either just the cabinets and the sink, or the whole room. With this in mind, today let's discuss something known as the undermounted glides.

The undermounted glides can be used on the draw cabinets under or above the sink. Now before you go out and buy your supplies, there are some things you need to know. 

THE FLOW OF THE SINK ABOVE AND BELOW

An undermounted glide is a glide that is supported under the drawer box. They offer more support for the cabinets that sit above or below your kitchen sink. This will actually create a better flow, when compared to the sink sitting ontop of the counter. You don't want this. The glides will help the sink and counter to move more fluidly. 

COMPATIBILITY

You have to take a look at the compatibility of your other materials. Materials like tile and laminate will not flow well with undermounted glides. If you really want to use the undermounted glides, which we definitely suggest, use materials such as granite, marble or granite. Soapstone also works well. 

If you have every intention of using the tile or laminate counter-top, you have to give up the glides. 

THE SCRAPS

Sometimes food scraps get into the cabinets below the sink. This is a benefit to installing the glides here too. It's easier to clean up the mess. 

There is one major con to using the undermounted glides for more support on the cabinets. The materials are usually more expensive than the other more traditional routes. It all comes down to choice. If you want a cleaner and fresher look with the glides, you will have to put out more money. It will be worth it in the end though.

THE INSTALLATION

The installation for the undermounted glides is usually much easier to do. The only thing to keep in mind is the company you hire. Make sure you hire a crew that knows what they are doing. It needs to be supported properly, in order for the installation to be fast and painless. Hiring the right crew makes all the difference.