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Old 07-07-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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Does a stainless steel sink really need to be undercoated or padded for noise reduction? I am looking at buying a new SS sink and the one I really would like(K-3820-1)is not undercoated. At least I am getting conflicting answers where some say it is and others say it isnt. Are these really that loud and does undercoateing make that much difference? Thanks for any input.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Depending on your budget and your tolerance for "tickleling" sounds a undercoated might just be a ?nice to have" feature. I consider it a "must" and generally even put nice sinks in rental units as it was my perception that when I put in a cheap-o sink w/o undercoating the tenants would beat up the faucet more, maybe in an effort to shut off the water faster and get the noise to stop...

Just about every style of SS sink is available undercoated for about $50 more. Well worth it.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: New Port Richey
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At the price it costs for Kohler SS sinks, one would think it is undercoated (all used to be) but I have seen them with pads to eliminate sound. Guess that is what everything has become that is made out of this country...Also some of those pads have been known to emit a strange smell, I would want any sink I buy to be undercoated..
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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When you say pads not sure what you mean. Are they just pads glued on? Sorry and dont mean to be difficult. just dont understand. Thanks again!
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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When you say pads not sure what you mean. Are they just pads glued on?

Yes.
Most sinks have either sound deadening pads or are completely undercoated with a sound absorbing material that is either petroleum based (black in color) or non-petroleum based (white/off-white in color).
The coating or pads actually have a dual function- not only do they muffle sound but they also reduce vibration that can lead to stress fractures or seal breakage (leaks).
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Just buy a sink that's a least of 18-gauge (avoid 20-gauge ones since these are thinner, dent easily, and sound like a bell). And yes, a good quality sink usually is undercoated. This undercoating not only makes it quieter, but add rigidity to the sink's surfaces.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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If you have a garbage disposal, it makes a difference in noise level.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We are renovating our kitchen and bought a Kraus SS undermount sink that has the undercoating. It was alittle more, but it's so worth it.
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