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Archive for December, 2009

Recessed Drainer versus V-Grooves

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

I was recently asked a question about what kind of draining boards I would recommend when fitting granite worktops in a kitchen.

Basically, there are two options available. They are, Recessed Drainers or V-Grooved Drainers.

Recessed Drainer

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Recessed Drainers are when the granite is carved (or recessed)?down about 4 or 5 mm around the sink and then the v-grooves?which carry excess water into the sink are carved into this. (See Photo)

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straight-drainer-grooves

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The other option, V-Grooved Drainer, is simply when the draining grooves are carved into the granite without there being any recess like above. (See Photo)

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?So, which do I recommend?? Definitely the recessed drainer!

The recessed drainer will hold any excess water and stop it from running amuck whereas with the standard v-groove drainer you will have water sitting on the worktop.? Just be prepared to pay a few hundred euro extra for the recessed drainer as there is a lot of extra work and time involved for the granite company.? However in my opinion it is definitely worth the extra investment.

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