Kelli Pope. Sinks. July 27th , 2017.
Wall mount sinks are a great solution for small bathrooms, as they are fixed to the wall and do not require floor supports. The supply lines and drain are visible underneath the sink. Wall mount sinks are simple, economical, and are also available in corner styles. They are most often made of vitreous china, ceramic, fireclay, or porcelain.
The most common sink you will find would be made of stainless steel. They are available in all price ranges. But it is not advisable to buy cheap stainless steel sinks as they would be made of very thin material and would not be durable. Moreover cheaper stainless steel sinks would get scratches on them easily. A good quality stainless steel sink would be easy to clean and won’t get scratched easily. It is better not to get the mirror type stainless steel sinks. Frequent use will scratch its surface and the shiny new look will become a foggy dirty look. Also do check if there is insulation under the sink bowl. Insulation tends to minimize the noise created by water drumming.
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.
Kitchen sinks are primarily broken up into two distinctive styles, drop in and the now popular undermount sinks. The drop in sink is the most versatile because it can be utilized in any countertop surface, whereas the undermount is primarily restricted to solid surface countertops. The hottest sink on the market for style today is without a doubt the stainless steel undermount sink because it gives a very clean line to the countertop and is now the option of choice for most new homes with granite and other types of solid surface.
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.
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