Kitchen Sink / August 22, 2018 / Millard Dupuis
There is a general belief that copper sinks are very difficult to maintain. There is some truth to that myth. You cannot expect to keep your copper kitchen sinks looking like a new shiny penny forever. If you allow your copper sink to age naturally to a beautiful variety of darker copper shades you are going to have a kitchen sink envied by others. Copper sinks are everlasting if you take good care and do proper cleaning regularly to prevent the greening of the copper.
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.
When it comes to the materials used there are also different types of large deep kitchen sinks. These materials are: stainless steel fireclay cast iron copper and porcelain. If you prefer a sink thats light weight and stain-resistant you should choose a stainless steel sink. Fireclay kitchen sinks however are able to withstand the extreme heat of your kitchen. Whats more it is non-porous and rust-resistant. Although cast iron sinks are heavy they are helpful in giving a traditional farmhouse look to your kitchen. If the theme of your kitchen is French-influenced then copper sinks are a way to go - as a word of warning this type of sink is also hard to clean. But if you want a higher level of sophistication you can use porcelain sinks. Other materials used are: glass granite and even plastic.