I'm looking to replace our current stainless steel under mount kitchen sink with a drop in cast iron.
The current sink is 22 x 33 as is the new installed sink (22 x 33). In order to remove the existing sink, the bull nose tiles on all four sides of the current sink need to be removed (there are no claps under the current sink to be removed to assist with taking it out).
I can remove the tiles easily, as that is not the issue. However, in order to put in the new sink there will be an inch excess gap on all four sides of the sink - where they bull nose tiles are.
Do I have to retile all four sides in order to place the new sink in? Is there an alternative way to by pass re-tiling prior to installing the new sink (plywood strips), etc.?
Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Our kitchen countertops are in pristine condition and we would like to keep them in tact.
As well, we are in love with the new sink and replacing it with a different one is not what we are considering.