Sinks. Saturday , May 13th , 2017 - 12:16:41 PM
When you see a stainless kitchen sink in an advertisement, or in a store, it will usually have some information attached. One of the first things you will see, besides size of course, is Gauge. The Gauge of stainless steel measures the thickness of the steel itself that was used to create the sink. Usually you will see a number between 16 and 23. In most circumstances a higher number indicates a higher quality or larger measurement, but Gauge is like Golf, the lower the number the better. I personally recommend a 16 or 18 gauge sink, especially if you are doing an apron front sink or a zero radius stainless steel sink. Anything higher than that, while it may be cheaper, is much more likely to dent or crease, especially when your belt buckle hits the front of a stainless farm sink while you are doing dishes. 18 gauge stainless steel is 0.0500 inches thick and weighs 2.016 pounds per square foot, and 16 gauge stainless steel is 0.0625 inches thick and weighs 2.52 pounds per square foot. While that may not seem like much, that is actually a 25% increase in both thickness and weight, making 16 gauge a considerably more durable and sturdier sink.
Composite sinks are much sturdier as they are made from a mixture of two substances. Of the different types of composite sinks, quartz composite sink is the best choice for those who value durability. If you prefer custom made sinks then copper sinks are the best. They add class and beauty to your kitchen or bathroom. Copper sinks suites the traditional kitchens and bathrooms than, the modern ones. They are available in natural and polished appearance. They are easy to maintain. Polishing, once in awhile bring back the brightness of copper sinks. Acrylic sinks come in different thickness and a variety of colors. Acrylic sinks are non porous and hence stain resistant. It is also scratch proof but they are not heat resistant so hot pots cannot be kept in these sinks. Acrylic sinks have good features and are expensive .They are the most stylish and sleek sinks available at present. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Headquartered North Olmsted, Ohio, this company has proved over and over again that its designers and artisans can churn-up great kitchen sinks. Though with an extensive-and impressive catalog- the stainless sinks product line, Moen presents the Camelot stainless steel double basin kitchen sink model 22219, which has earned the respect of many of its competitors for offering a 20-gauge kitchen sink that fits in any kitchen countertop and offers great durability for its investment.
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