Kitchen Sink / September 11, 2018 / Millard Dupuis
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.
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.
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.