Kitchen Sink / September 11, 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.
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.
Marble sinks gives a shiny and elegant finish to your luxury kitchen. But maintaining this look can be a problem due to the porosity of the marble. Sealing helps to prevent this to a particular extent. But various juices soft drinks and house hold cleaning liquids may cause dirty spots on the marble. Vessel sinks commonly known as basin sinks are becoming the popular trend in the luxury kitchen. Vessel sinks sit atop instead of being below the countertop unlike the traditional sink basins. So they are more visible and make a major design statement. They are now produced in a variety of unique and kitchen friendly materials including stones glass and wood.