Kitchen Sink / September 11, 2018 / Millard Dupuis
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.
Fireclay kitchen sinks another sink in the luxury kitchen type is made of porcelain that is thicker denser and heavier than the regular china clay. Due to these characteristics fireclay kitchen sinks are more durable and smooth than the ordinary vitreous china. Stainless steel kitchen sinks are the most commonly used luxury kitchen sink as they are corrosion resistant and easily available everywhere. Stainless steel kitchen sinks are usually made with high gauge stainless steel for making them dent- resistant. It has a bright shining and attractive appearance and will liven up the entire kitchen. They will go well with all types of countertops and is very easy to maintain compared to other stone or ceramic kitchen sinks.
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.