Apron-front sink

  • US 9,173,487 B2
  • Filed: 12/02/2011
  • Issued: 11/03/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An undermount, apron-front sink comprising:

  • a basin having a first side wall, an opposite second side wall, a front wall, and a rear wall;

    a rim supported at and extending outwardly from an upper end of the first and second side walls and the front and rear walls in a substantially horizontal orientation to form a continuous planar surface configured to be mounted adjacent an underside of a horizontal countertop; and

    an apron including a front member and a bottom member;

    wherein the front member extends vertically below the rim and laterally between a first end and an opposite second end to define a front portion of the sink, the bottom member extending from a lower portion of the front member toward the front wall;

    wherein the first end of the apron extends outwardly past an outermost periphery of the rim associated with the first side wall and the second end of the apron extends outwardly past an outermost periphery of the rim associated with the second side wall such that the first and second ends of the apron define outermost side peripheries of the sink;

    wherein the bottom member includes a rear edge that is coplanar with a rear edge of the first end of the apron and a rear edge of the second end of the apron such that the rear edges of the bottom member of the apron are configured to engage a vertical surface of a cabinet when the rim is mounted adjacent the horizontal countertop.

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