Heidi Gilmore. Sinks. August 31st , 2017.
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.
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.
Copper artisans abound throughout the world, however the artisans that have gained a reputation for making sinks has been primarily centered in India, Mexico and the US. Most of the shops making \"hand crafted\" copper sinks are small and the methods used to construct sinks goes back centuries. The term \"hand hammered\" has recently become synonymous with Mexican sinks. This term refers to the original ancient techniques that artisans have been using for centuries in this area. Copper sheets are literally hammered into shape and hand finished.
Undermount and drop-in sinks are usually used with vanity cabinets, and either mount underneath the sink opening or simply drop into the sink opening. Because they are used with a countertop, these sinks offer a lot of space for toiletries. These sinks are usually made of vitreous china, ceramic, fireclay, or porcelain, but are sometimes available in unique copper, bronze, and glass options.
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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