Rebekah Mcclure. Sinks. July 12th , 2017.
Sink makers continue to innovate, devising new ways to install different kinds of kitchen sinks. The basic installation styles are self-rimming, undermount and farmhouse. These days farmhouse and undermount sinks are sharing the limelight as the most popular styles for modern kitchens.
Stone sinks add class to any kitchen or bathroom. Stone sinks are porous and will get stains easier than any other sink material. Stone absorb fluids and allows it to remain below its surface. It is necessary to wipe any fluid that remains on the stone sinks as early as possible longer exposure to staining fluids causes deeper penetration of the stain and the staining will become permanent and difficult to remove. Granite and marble are the most commonly used stone sinks. They need different cleaning processes, as the porosity is different.
With a top mount sink, you basically just need a hole in the counter that the sink will drop into. This type of sink has a flange, or lip, that runs all the way around the sink and sits on top of the counter top. Because this flange overhangs the counter, the edge of the hole does not have to be finished. In fact, if the hole is kind of ragged, no one will ever know as long as you use a top mounted sink. The sink is then fastened from below the counter with screws and small plates that hold the sink in place.
Utility sinks can basically be classified as indoor utility sinks and outdoor utility sinks. Indoor utility sinks are generally made of materials that would look as good as any other sink and outdoor utility sinks would be made from durable materials. However outdoor utility sinks are also available similar to indoor utility sinks. The common materials used for utility sinks are fireclay, cast iron, stainless steel and other composite materials. Many would think that utility sinks need to look utilitarian. But that is not true. Utility sinks are available in many styles in the market that would be able to blend into any style - be it Farmhouse, Contemporary, Old World or Period architectural styles.
The kitchen doesn’t have to be strictly utilitarian. In many homes today, the kitchen sink is a stylish centerpiece for the room. If you’re struggling with an old leaky sink and faucet, or just enduring one that doesn’t suit your design, take a day and swap it out for a new one!
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