Peggy Hewitt. Sinks. August 11th , 2017.
Also if the homeowner is intending to buy new sinks that are of the cheapest ones, then cheaper models of sinks are available in the markets these days. The most commonly available and perhaps the cheapest among the sinks is the sink made out of porcelain or vitreous china clay. The reason for it being the cheapest model is because of the ease in obtaining the material as well as the common use of this material in making kitchen and bathroom sinks. Also, these types of sinks are most commonly seen in households all over the world.
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.
At this point everything that holds the sink in place will have been removed. Make sure you have carefully stored the pipes and clips you used as some of them may come in handy when installing the new sink. Lift the sink directly from the counter-top and place it in your garage or store room. You may need to do some cleaning on the area that is beneath the sink rim before you install a new sink.
If you are looking for long-lasting kitchen sinks, then you should consider the track record that has Oliveri made for over 60 years. Using the best technological applications available today in the market, the Olivery stainless steel kitchen sinks come in one, two and even three bowls, perfect for any household. The Olivery model number 893U has been on of most popular stainless steel kitchen sinks ever made by the company, as it offers an unusual configuration of 3 bowls, two large on either sides and a smaller one right in the middle. This under mount kitchen sink is made with durable, mirror-finish, 18-gauge stainless steel.
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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