Kitchen Sink / September 7, 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.
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.
While you might want to consider the color and style of your new sink it is also important to think about how you will actually use your kitchen sink in determining which type of sink will be best for your needs. For instance do you prefer a kitchen sink that has one large basin? This might be fine if you are always using a dishwasher. If you prefer to hand-wash your dishes you might go with a two-or even a three-basin kitchen sink. When making the decision on a new kitchen sink durability and strength are important areas to consider depending on how you plan to use it what your kitchen priorities are and where the sink will be located.
There is a general belief that copper sinks are very difficult to maintain. There is some truth to that myth. You cannot expect to keep your copper kitchen sinks looking like a new shiny penny forever. If you allow your copper sink to age naturally to a beautiful variety of darker copper shades you are going to have a kitchen sink envied by others. Copper sinks are everlasting if you take good care and do proper cleaning regularly to prevent the greening of the copper.