Kitchen Sink / September 13, 2018 / Millard Dupuis.
The kitchen sink is definitely the most used item in the kitchen other than the stove. In additional to being useful they can add drama and style to any kitchen design. Also since a quality sink will last 30 years or more an important consideration of your remodel should be selecting a kitchen sink. The most traditional kitchen sink is made of stainless steel. Stainless steel became popular nearly 100 years ago because of its ability to fight corrosion. About the same time porcelain enamel was used for kitchen sinks. This enamel was fired onto a cast iron sink. People were encouraged to keep the porcelain white to be able to see dirt and debris more clearly on the white surface. Modern kitchen sinks are made of all kinds of materials such as porcelain and corian.
When it comes to appearance the soapstone sink can be rated as the best. Made from materials that are mined from the U.S. these sinks are understandably the most expensive. It has all the qualities that a kitchen owner may want from a sink - durable resistant to stains and elegant-looking. Wholesale and discounted kitchen sinks are available online and in kitchen stores. With the number of stores and sites that offer kitchen sinks out there it is best if you research compare and contrast first before committing to one.
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.
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.