Sinks. Friday , May 05th , 2017 - 09:09:14 AM
Copper is man’s oldest metal, dating back more than 10,000 years. Its use in the home in modern times ranges from copper tubing in your plumbing system to some of the finest cookware available. Restaurateurs, hoteliers and interior decorators look to copper and brass as naturally inviting metals that make a statement of quality, comfort and beauty. It is no wonder that copper has also become a popular material for sinks in the kitchen, bath and bar.
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.
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.
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