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.
Stone kitchen sinks are among the most preferred types of sinks nowadays. Like aluminum kitchen sinks these fixtures also meet the needs and demands of most kitchen owners because of their functionality and appearance. Among popular types of stone kitchen sinks are those that are made of solid surface materials composite stones fireclay and soapstone. Those that are made of solid surface materials have a soft and warm feel because they have been engineered with all seams removed. This way cleaning such stone sinks becomes easier because kitchen dirt does not easily seep in.
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.