Peggy Hewitt. Sinks. March 22nd , 2017.
Porcelain kitchen and bathroom sinks are also widely in use. It is still the prime choice of many home makers. It has a shiny appearance and are much durable material. Porcelain offers the widest range of colors and shades than any other sink material. They can be fixed as either surface mount or as under mount. Porcelain sinks are available in every possible style. Porcelain sinks are affordable and are easy to clean and maintain. Enamel sinks are another type of sinks, which are a good choice, for those who want to save money on their sinks. Enamel sinks are available in different contour and color. Maintaining enamel sinks is a bit more difficult than porcelain. Care should be taken not to use any abrasive cleaners on enamel sinks.
Copper has natural antibacterial properties. It will prevent the germs from developing in the sink. Some copper sinks have coatings which totally remove the natural antibacterial properties of copper, so it is advisable to go for a non coated copper sink for the sink to be germ free. Moreover the coating or the plating will eventually wear off. Natural colouration of copper is feasible but ageing improves the appearance of copper. Copper apron sinks that are mainly used in farmhouses can be made more feasible if you give a fire and ice finish on the apron.
Mounting choices for different kinds of kitchen sinks
The vessel sink that is suitable for space-restrained rooms is the drop-in sink. These under mounted sinks are commonly integrated with vanity cabinets because they are installed directly under the opening of the sink. The drop-in sinks are incorporated with simple counter tops to give space for other bathroom items such as toiletries, bathroom cleaners and miscellaneous accessories. The commonly used materials for these sinks are ceramic, fire-clay, porcelain, and china clay. Though there are models of drop-in sinks that are made of glass or copper, these kinds are not commonly seen in normal houses.
Enamel cast iron sinks and ceramic sinks look elegant and tend to be very durable. But they are also expensive when compared to stainless steel sinks. Water drumming is almost absent in them and cleaning them is very easy. Sinks made of copper, brass and also natural stones are available. Copper is easy to maintain and has natural resistance to microorganisms. Brass is tough to maintain but can give out a great rustic look. Sinks made of natural stones are heavy, but easy to maintain and are durable. Composite sinks are made from a mixture of two substances. It is sturdy and durable, but is prone to scratching.
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