Sinks. Friday , March 24th , 2017 - 05:03:12 AM
The last variety of sink has gotten more popular in the last decade or so. The fifth type of sink is called the vessel sink. A vessel sink is a basin that sits n top of the counter. They can be any shape but the most popular ones are circular or oval shaped bowls and square basins. The vessel sinks are hard to clean because you have to try to reach into the small space between the vessel and the counter, but they look very nice.
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.
Mounting choices for different kinds of kitchen sinks
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