Sinks. Thursday , March 23rd , 2017 - 07:44:51 AM
With a top mount sink, you basically just need a hole in the counter that the sink will drop into. This type of sink has a flange, or lip, that runs all the way around the sink and sits on top of the counter top. Because this flange overhangs the counter, the edge of the hole does not have to be finished. In fact, if the hole is kind of ragged, no one will ever know as long as you use a top mounted sink. The sink is then fastened from below the counter with screws and small plates that hold the sink in place.
The third main type of sink is the pedestal sink. This arrangement is just what it sounds like. There is a basin supported by a single pedestal in the middle. The pedestal is usually of great girth and sometimes quite ornamental. These sinks are best in small powder rooms where space is extremely limited. The fourth type of sink is also suited to small spaces and that is the wall-mounted sink. These sinks take up even less room than the pedestal sink because there is nothing under them. The sink is attached directly to the wall. They are very easy to clean, but you should not consider this type of sink if you have children. Children so not always understand that you can’t put extra weight on a wall-mounted sink and they will lean on it. This could cause a disaster if the sink pulls away from the wall.
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.
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