Kitchen Sink / September 2, 2018 / Millard Dupuis.
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.
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.
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.
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.