Marble countertops in a bathroom or kitchen offer sturdy and aesthetically pleasing surfaces. Properly installed, undermount sinks provide years of leak-free performance while adding to the physical beauty of the countertop. Remodeling or renovation that requires the removal of an undermount sink from a marble or granite countertop must be done carefully to avoid damaging the stone countertop. Take your time as rushing the job will place undue stress on the stone, causing fractures and cracks.
Disconnect the drain pipe from beneath the sink, using a pipe wrench or similar tool.
Place a support beneath the sink and disconnect any retaining clips. Retaining clips will be positioned around the circumference of the sink and held in place with screws or bolts. A ratchet or screwdriver will easily remove the clips.
Position a 5-in-1 painters tool, available at any hardware store, or similar flat chisel against the seam between the sink and the countertop. Lightly hammer the tool with a rubber mallet to break the seal between the two surfaces. Repeat around the circumference of the bowl.
Remove the support from beneath the sink and lower the sink slowly.