Kitchen Sink / August 22, 2018 / Millard Dupuis
There are so many styles of kitchen sinks to choose from today from contemporary to rustic in a large range of materials colors and shapes. Let us look at several kinds of kitchen sinks. Stainless steel - Popular choice for many homeowners. This material can go very well in a modern kitchen with clean lines. Stainless steel has the advantage of being easy to clean. Some disadvantages of this material is the fact that it can be easily dented and it can be noisy. Nickel and Copper - Kitchen sinks can be made in other metals besides stainless steel. Metals sinks can be beautiful but also more expensive. Nickel is the hardest of the two metals. At the current time copper is considered very popular.
Stone sinks made of composite stones such as quartz granite or slate have a matte finish and do not scratch easily. To verify if a stone sink is really made of such materials buyers should subject the sink to a test by trying to scratch with a paper clip. Such sinks should be totally resistant to these kinds scratches. Fireclay stone sinks are one of the most durable stone sinks because they can last from about 20 to 30 years. They are made up of quartz and feldspar. Because of this fireclay stones are quite costly.
Marble sinks gives a shiny and elegant finish to your luxury kitchen. But maintaining this look can be a problem due to the porosity of the marble. Sealing helps to prevent this to a particular extent. But various juices soft drinks and house hold cleaning liquids may cause dirty spots on the marble. Vessel sinks commonly known as basin sinks are becoming the popular trend in the luxury kitchen. Vessel sinks sit atop instead of being below the countertop unlike the traditional sink basins. So they are more visible and make a major design statement. They are now produced in a variety of unique and kitchen friendly materials including stones glass and wood.