One part of remodeling your kitchen is choosing the best sink to both complement your countertops and design choices as well as to provide function and beauty.
There are many different types of sinks, and while choosing the right one may seem difficult, it is possible for you to narrow down your choices by thinking about the material, how the sink is mounted and its size, shape and configuration.
Sinks are made out of several different types of material. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks. For a big kitchen renovation project, you’ll want to make certain to choose a sink that will both fit your budget while also remaining durable and classic.
1. Stainless steel
Stainless steel is a very durable material for sinks. It also complements natural stone countertops very nicely, especially because many of these sinks can be under mounted, making installation easier. Stainless steel can stand up to heat and is scratch resistant, making them one of the most lasting choices. Some people think they can be a little noisy, however.
2. Cast iron
Enamel-coated cast iron sinks are also very strong. Over time, the enamel coating will end up with chips and scratches, but those are relatively easy to fix. One problem with cast-iron sinks is that they can rust if a chip exposes the iron underneath.
Acrylic sinks come in a variety of different sizes and colors. One of the least expensive sink options, they are good for people who are on a tight budget. These sinks are not nearly as durable as stainless steel or cast iron sinks, however. They also are prone to scratching and may not withstand heat very well.
Fireclay sinks use clay that is fired at very high temperatures. This produces a sink that can have either a glossy or matte finish. While they are durable choices, you have to be very careful when this type of sink is being installed so that it does not crack.
Sink Mount Style
Drop-in sinks are fitted to a cutout in the countertop and then dropped in place. Since they do have a seam around the edges where the sink sits on the countertop, they are prone to catching dirt and debris there.
Undermounted sinks are installed from underneath the counter. Because of the way in which they are installed, they do not have areas in which debris can get stuck.
3. Flush mount
A flush-mounted sink is dropped into place like a drop-in sink. Then, the edges are tiled to make it flush with the countertop and to seal up the cracks around the edges.
Sink Size and Configuration
If you have a large kitchen, you may want to have sinks in more than one area so you can have added workspaces. You’ll then want to decide the shape and style of your sinks. Deep and wide sinks are a classic and timeless choice, as this configuration makes cleaning up much more convenient. You’ll also want to think about the number of faucets and whether you want a dual sink or a single large one.
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To see the variety of different sinks styles, materials and choices we can offer to you, contact the professional design team at Flemington Granite today. We will be happy to schedule your appointment.