Tonia Nieves. Sinks. August 03rd , 2017.
Utility sinks can basically be classified as indoor utility sinks and outdoor utility sinks. Indoor utility sinks are generally made of materials that would look as good as any other sink and outdoor utility sinks would be made from durable materials. However outdoor utility sinks are also available similar to indoor utility sinks. The common materials used for utility sinks are fireclay, cast iron, stainless steel and other composite materials. Many would think that utility sinks need to look utilitarian. But that is not true. Utility sinks are available in many styles in the market that would be able to blend into any style - be it Farmhouse, Contemporary, Old World or Period architectural styles.
Copper sinks often come in various finishes from a bright copper finish (like a new penny) to a dark patina (we call ours \"Dark Smoke\") and everything in between. The copper finish you choose is a matter of personal taste, but oftentimes our clients prefer the more \"weathered\" patinas to avoid the upkeep or uncertainty associated with shiny copper. If you want to slow down the patina process, try applying a wax like \"Renaissance Wax\". Applied every few months, the wax will provide a barrier between the copper and the environment.
Stainless steel sinks are also very popular, particularly with professional cooks, though copper sinks - notably the farmhouse style - are gaining in popularity, at least in part due to the appealing warmth of the natural patina copper develops as it ages. Kitchen sinks made of artisan materials, though not yet as well-known as copper, stainless and stone, are all on the upswing. Examples are fireclay kitchen sinks, which are often made in the farm style, and cast concrete sinks. Cast concrete in particular allows the artisan to create an amazing array of styles: single well, double well, trough, combined sink and draining board units, countertops with integrated sinks and the farm style, along with unusual shapes. This newer material brings one more element into the design mix - the green kitchen sink. By combining recycled materials with the concrete, artisans can lessen both the environmental impact and the weight of the finished sink.
If you handle the sink installation process properly, you will have accomplished a couple of things. First, you will have saved money by installing your bar sink yourself. Secondly, when your guests compliment your bar sink area, you will have the satisfaction of knowing, and bragging, that you did it yourself!
Vessel sinks are bowl-shaped basins that are the latest fashion for modern bathrooms. The vessel sink sits on top of the bathroom counter instead of being sunk into it. Tall vessel filler faucets or wall mount faucets must be used with these overcounter sinks. Vessel sinks can be made of vitreous china, ceramic, fireclay, copper, bronze, or glass.
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