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To our loyal customers:

We hope this message reaches you and your family in safe conditions amid the health concerns affecting our communities.

We are open and our orders are shipping but during this time please allow extra time for your projects. We want to make sure we take the proper steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members. Because of this we cannot currently guarantee the shipping time displayed by our shipping calculator from all of our distribution centers at this time. Please allow a grace period of 1-2 days and plan your projects accordingly. When your order ships you will receive tracking.

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ADA- Compliant Stainless Steel sink inside of a modern kitchen design with gold hardware, with crisp white cabinetry.
ADA-Compliant Sink Guide (Kitchens and Bathrooms)
May 14, 2021

Making sure your kitchen and bathroom sinks are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is crucial for your business when building homes where accessibility is a factor.

In this article, you’ll learn the ADA compliance specifications for kitchen and bathroom sinks. And, we’ll tell you how to get one that will last a lifetime.

Detail shot of ADA- Compliant Stainless Steel sink with stainless steel grid inside of the sink, on a marble countertop.
Detail shot of ADA- Compliant Stainless Steel sink with stainless steel grid inside of the sink, on a marble countertop.

What Does the ADA Say about Sinks?

What Does the ADA Say about Sinks?

The ADA guidelines on sink specifications are pretty clear. The following applies to both kitchen and bathroom sinks:

  • Your sink must be mounted no higher than 34-inches off the floor
  • There must be 27 x 30 inches of knee clearance below the sink
  • There must be 11-25 inches of knee depth below the sink
  • The floor space below the sink must be clear and unobstructed
  • The pipes under the sink must be insulated
Bathroom design with ADA- Compliant Porcelain sink.
Bathroom design with ADA- Compliant Porcelain sink.

Why Are ADA Guidelines Important?

Why Are ADA Guidelines Important?

You may be wondering how these guidelines help people with limited mobility use a sink.

The guidelines ensure that the sink space is wheelchair-accessible. The height and clearance specs provide enough space for a wheelchair to maneuver under a sink and for a user to reach the basin and faucet.

The insulated pipes keep the user from getting burned or wet during use.

The guidelines are also important for your business. The ADA requires that all businesses, even small ones, maintain compliant facilities. Businesses found to be non-compliant can face fines for not accommodating all guests.

Granite countertops and backsplash with soft blue cabinetry and an ADA-Compliant Stainless Steel sink
Granite countertops and backsplash with soft blue cabinetry and an ADA-Compliant Stainless Steel sink

Don’t Forget The Faucets

Don’t Forget The Faucets

Don’t forget to follow the ADA compliance rules for faucets too. If you don’t, your entire bathroom or kitchen will be non-compliant.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Faucets must be operable by touch, electronic sensor, lever, or push button
  • You must be able to use the faucet with one hand
  • The faucet should turn on easily (by exerting a force of 5 lbs or less)
  • The faucet must not be mounted more than 48 inches above the floor if the sink space has a depth of 20 inches or less
  • The faucet must not be mounted more than 44 inches above the floor if the sink space has a depth of 20-25 inches
Contemporary bathroom design with ADA- Compliant Porcelain sink, white cabinetry and mid-century backsplash tiling.
Contemporary bathroom design with ADA- Compliant Porcelain sink, white cabinetry and mid-century backsplash tiling.

ADA Compliant Products from MR Direct

ADA Compliant Products from MR Direct

MR Direct manufactures a wide range of ADA-compliant sinks and faucets for bathrooms and kitchens. Choose from single bowl, double bowl, stainless steel, porcelain, and many more designs. All of our ADA-compliant sinks and faucets come with a limited lifetime warranty.

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It’s easy to follow the ADA guidelines if you have the right products. All you need to do is buy a sink and faucet that are already ADA-compliant. At MR Direct we strive to make quality products that can accommodate everyone’s needs and accessibility.

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