Kitchen Sink / September 11, 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.
Copper requires no maintenance if it is a pure copper sink. Porcelain enamel on cast iron - This material is another popular choice for kitchen sinks because of its durability and it large range of quality style and colors. Porcelain enamel kitchen sinks usually last about 25 to 30 years or more. The surface of these type of kitchen sink is composed of ground glass melted and applied to the hot cast iron. This type of kitchen sink type is available for under mount self-rimming and tile-in installations. Because glass can easily break against this type of material it is necessary to use a sink mat.
Nowadays kitchen sinks are made from materials such as of porcelain stainless steel or copper. The copper sink that most people desire for their kitchens dates back to ancient times and this art form has passed down through several generations along with various varieties of artistic copper work and contemporary designs. Copper sinks are usually done by talented artisans with their exquisite craftsmanship. Hand made copper sinks have unique decorative art work which the commercially produced one lacks. Many people prefer copper sinks over the other type of sinks for its amazing beauty due to its sheen and iridescence after aging.