Kitchen Sink / September 11, 2018 / Millard Dupuis
Once purchased the next thing to do with the kitchen sink is to install it. Among the available types of kitchen sink installations undermount kitchen sinks are the most common yet most difficult to complete because they eliminate the upper ring of the sink. This is done so that food and kitchen dirt can easily be wiped into the sink. Having a good sink is vital to having a fully functional kitchen. Together with the refrigerator and the main cooking area the kitchen sink is considered to be one of the focal points of a kitchen. Selecting the most appropriate sink is crucial because it can make or break a kitchen.
Copper has natural antibacterial properties. It will prevent the germs from developing in the sink. Some copper sinks have coatings which totally remove the natural antibacterial properties of copper so it is advisable to go for a non coated copper sink for the sink to be germ free. Moreover the coating or the plating will eventually wear off. Natural colouration of copper is feasible but ageing improves the appearance of copper. Copper apron sinks that are mainly used in farmhouses can be made more feasible if you give a fire and ice finish on the apron.
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.