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Square Undermounted Sink (vs Round) - is it functional?

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Square Undermounted Sink (vs Round) - is it functional?

We're looking at installing square undermounted sinks in our granite countertops for all our bathrooms. Some people have made good comments about how functional different sink shapes are. The vessel sinks don't seem to be all that practical but look great.

Any comments on the practicality and ease of use for square undermounted sinks? We thought this would add a modern feel to the bathrooms, but I don't want to go square (instead of standard round shape) if they will be less practical. Does water splash out any more? Harder to clean?
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These past few months we've been living in a few different locations so this is from personal experience:

Vessel (or toilet bowl) sinks: look stupid, are stupid and a waste of money.

Square sinks: like square tires, not the best invention and water doesn't flow well in square areas.

Oval sinks: works and looks great. If it ain't broke....
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Really? I want a square undermount too for my ensuite when I redo the countertop. Square meaning more rectangle in shape but with curved edges.
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Aren't many kitchen sinks square-ish with rounded edges? Those square design seem to work just fine.....

Personally I hate the look of the vessel style sinks. And why would you want to clean both the inside AND the outside of the basin? I think that square sinks look great! I've had no personal experience with them so can't comment on functionality, splashing, etc.
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We have 2 Kohler rectangular sinks in our master (not undermount but self rimming) & they work great.
They do have rounded edges so no problem to clean plus they look more funky/modern IMO vs. traditional round :D
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Deal Guru
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Oh yeah and NO to vessel sinks.

I think I will go ahead with square undermount, they just look so much better.
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We just installed square undermounted sinks in our master bathroom and really like them. I think the square looks more modern but the slant back to the drain makes it more functional. These are the ones...

http://www.caromausa.com/Liano-Under-Counter

At the end of the day, it's whatever you think looks best. After all, it's your house.
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Just thinking wrote: We just installed square undermounted sinks in our master bathroom and really like them. I think the square looks more modern but the slant back to the drain makes it more functional. These are the ones...

http://www.caromausa.com/Liano-Under-Counter

At the end of the day, it's whatever you think looks best. After all, it's your house.
Was the one you bought expensive?
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MrBurns wrote: ...Square sinks: like square tires, not the best invention and water doesn't flow well in square areas.

Oval sinks: works and looks great. If it ain't broke....
If everyone stopped at 'if it ain't broke...,' then the world would be bland and boring. Square sinks aren't all square (see picture above) on the inside, but rather round, so water flow is not an issue.
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sort of a side question ... do most sinks come with "beauty rings"? I think that's what they are called ... the ring that goes around the hole at the front of the sink.

we're opting with all 3 square-ish sinks, undermounted. gosh, i hope it works out! too many decisions, my head is spinning.

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