Kitchen Sink / September 3, 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.
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.
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.
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.