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