Peggy Hewitt. Sinks. August 11th , 2017.
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.
Another reason to feel great about your stainless steel sink purchase is that according to the Specialty Steel Industry of North America, 300 series stainless steel, such as the 304 steel described earlier, is typically comprised of 75% to 85% post consumer recycled content. So stainless steel sinks give you strength, durability, and social responsibility all rolled into one package.
Selecting a kitchen or bathroom sink use to be easy. There were just a few large companies selling ceramic, enameled steel, cast iron and stainless steel sinks. In the past decade, there has been an explosion of new products in the sink category and a growing demand for hand crafted and custom work. There have been several \"new\" sink mediums gaining recent acceptance - glass, various stones, brass, copper, and even wood. This article will focus on copper sinks and what to look for before making your purchase.
I am a fan of copper sinks. I think they are rugged yet elegant - especially as they age. The rich highlights and undertones of the patina process are constantly evolving. A copper finish is a \"living finish\" and never really stops changing in color. That being said, the evolution of a copper finish is gradual, and as it ages it becomes even more handsome. You can greatly reduce this change with the use of wax or even a lacquer product, but personally I like to let the copper evolve. Most often this process results in a mellow brownish weathered copper patina. I like to refer to it as the basins soul.
A good number of kitchen sinks are made from stainless steel. Such models are held in position using clips on the underside of the counter-top. This means that the clips you used for your old sink can be used to mount the new sink. If you cannot use them you should request for clips from the store you bought your sink from.
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