Heidi Gilmore. Sinks. August 30th , 2017.
Copper sinks for the kitchen come in two basic forms: Under Counter Mount or Farmhouse style. The rustic nature of copper sinks lends itself well to the farm sink style. Sometimes referred to as \"apron front\" sinks, these sinks come in a variety of sizes, shapes and with different configurations - i.e. single bowl, double bowl and even triple bowl. Bath sinks are generally available in three styles: vessel (above counter mount), \"drop-in\" or under counter mount. Usually the lip style determines whether the bath sink is a drop in or undermount. Be sure to order the proper lip style to accommodate your project. A recent trend in bathroom design is matching a copper mirror frame to the sink in the same patina. This can help create consistency in the look and feel of the décor.
The very first step you need to take is to turn off the water for your kitchen. Once you’re sure you won’t unleash a flood, you’ll need to disconnect the old sink from the kitchen plumbing. Get under your sink and familiarize yourself with which pipes go where. You may want to draw a simple outline for reference. Then you will simply need to methodically unhook the waste lines and feed lines from the existing sink. Have a bucket and some towels handy; there will be some drainage.
There are three primary differentiators determining quality - construction technique, copper thickness and the company you are buying from. Construction quality is made up of several factors - how corners are constructed, welding technique and proper dimensions for ease of installation. Quality can vary even when considering sinks made in the same town such as many of the sinks from Mexico. The buyer should make sure they are buying from a legitimate company that knows the product and is not selling \"seconds\". In the world of hand crafted products, not all sinks are created equal and oftentimes there are two or more quality levels sold by the same shop (i.e. \"firsts\" and \"seconds\").
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.
The most common sink you will find would be made of stainless steel. They are available in all price ranges. But it is not advisable to buy cheap stainless steel sinks as they would be made of very thin material and would not be durable. Moreover cheaper stainless steel sinks would get scratches on them easily. A good quality stainless steel sink would be easy to clean and won’t get scratched easily. It is better not to get the mirror type stainless steel sinks. Frequent use will scratch its surface and the shiny new look will become a foggy dirty look. Also do check if there is insulation under the sink bowl. Insulation tends to minimize the noise created by water drumming.
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