Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bgoodaz An exact replacement
Was as described. Fit perfectly in the old counter top.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShartyDude Very durable, heavy cast iron sink with very thick porcelin base, and it's smaller size replaced my home builders cheap tile-in sink perfectly.
Very durable, heavy cast iron sink with very thick porcelain base, and it's smaller size replaced my home builders cheap choice of tile-in sink perfectly. It took 2 people to lift it into place. All of track homes in our area have this smaller 32x21 size and this was a near effortless (in terms of remodeling work) drop-in replacement. It is deeper than a cheap contractor choice sink, which is nice for large pots, but that also meant plumbing had to be adjusted accordingly. One thing to note is that, on my cheap sink I was able to add two additional holes using a diamond hole saw (for air-gap faucets), but this sink feels like it would be near impossible to drill through.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by redrobin Fit my 1955 counter perfectly, high quality
So glad this product is available! My original counters and tile from 1955 could not accommodate any of the modern size sinks. This sink saved me, as it is exactly the same size as the old one. I found an excellent craftsman who carefully removed the bullnose tile around the old sink, replaced it with this one, and then put the old tile back. It looks great! The quality seems wonderful, I feel like I have a new kitchen!
The only thing I wish is that the sink was a bit deeper. It is an inch shallower than the old one, and I had hoped to find a deeper one than that. This sink was the only option that would fit. Now that it is in, I don't really notice any difference in depth, however.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mav very good, but consider the details of installation
We are very happy with this sink now that it's installed. We had to explain in detail to our contractor how it should be done as it seems it is not a common type anymore. The tiles should be flush (same level) as the top of the sink. This requires careful planning in terms of the tile underlayment and the sink cutout shape and shimming.
The corners of this sink are rounded (maybe about 1 inch radius) which requires careful cutting of tiles which end up being very thin strips at the front and back. Some roughness in the cut edges seems inevitable.
It might also be possible to install this sink using a "hudee" ring, i.e. a metal ring that covers the top outer edge of the sink. But be advised the sink does not come with this ring. I believe it is availalble as a separate product from Kohler. I also don't know whether such a ring can (or should) be used with tile or if it's just for solid surface types of countertop. And if you can find a contractor that still knows about this kind of detail, good for you!
December 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by john quality control issues
I have bought this same sink twice before and been more than satisfied, a good quality sink, but the most recent item was a poor quality casting meaning that the flange was not even close to level, being more than 5/16 inch high on one corner so that it rocked on the counter surface. Kohler were very responsive and arranged for me to get a replacement sink - only for me to find that the replacement also did not have a level mounting flange! I finished up installing it anyway, since the out-of-true was less and it wasn't convenient to ask for another replacement.
I therefore feel that quality control in the Kohler foundry has deteriorated.
Also, Kohler have changed the design. The previous square corners of this tile-in sink have been replaced with 1 in diameter radiused corners. This is not the best for tile-in work, and is probably a change made to reduce production cost.
Overall it's still a good enameled sink, just not as good as it used to be.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gottago Excellent ordering experience
Haven't installed the sink yet. But it seems to be the only replacement sink for our original countertop. Glad it is available. Ordering it at the store online was effortless. Our saleswoman took care of the details and kept this simple. This review is pretty much for her, thanks again.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gundilein Matched the size of my existing sink
After the failure of refinishing the old enamel sink, I was so happy to find this identical size sink. Used a masonary drill to remove the existing groutline, carefully removed the bullnose tile with a chisel and the new sink fit right in. Had to use a jack from the bottom to get the old one out and the new one in. This sink is very heavy, but now I can be happy for the next 20 years. Just have to find a new matching bullnose tile!!!
September 5, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TVanLone Kohler Delafield Tile-In / Metal Frame Kit
Beautiful sink, and it fits perfectly into the unique dimensions of a 1950's vintage kitchen counter sink hole.
June 26, 2010