Kitchen Sink / August 23, 2018 / Millard Dupuis
While you might want to consider the color and style of your new sink it is also important to think about how you will actually use your kitchen sink in determining which type of sink will be best for your needs. For instance do you prefer a kitchen sink that has one large basin? This might be fine if you are always using a dishwasher. If you prefer to hand-wash your dishes you might go with a two-or even a three-basin kitchen sink. When making the decision on a new kitchen sink durability and strength are important areas to consider depending on how you plan to use it what your kitchen priorities are and where the sink will be located.
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.
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.