Sinks. Friday , September 22nd , 2017 - 23:28:23 PM
The first type of sink is the vanity sink. This is a sink that is installed into a cabinet of some kind. It can be a stand-alone cabinet or a series of cabinets that cover an entire wall. The sink is usually installed in one of two ways. The first is when the sink is molded to the counter. In this case the sink is indistinguishable from the rest of the counter. The second type of installation is a self rimming installation. In this case the sink is lowered into a hole cut in the counter that is slightly small than the rim of the sink. The sink sits on the counter just outside of all four sides of the hole. This option is good for master bathrooms or larger second bathrooms in your home where you need a lot of storage.
Information about stainless kitchen sinks is not hard to find, but sometimes it is hard to understand with numbers, alloys and percentages floating around in the product descriptions. It may look complicated but in reality, almost all stainless steel sinks are fabricated from Type 304 stainless steel. This is the basic form of stainless steel and what this number signifies is that this steel contains a minimum of 18% chromium, 8% nickel and a maximum of.08% carbon. This is why you will also see the number 18-8 steel listed in the specifications sometimes, they are simply referring to the percentages of chromium and nickel blended with the steel to make it stronger. As you probably know, steel is susceptible to rust, but by blending in these other elements it makes the steel corrosion resistant as well as sturdier. A higher percentage of chromium and nickel in the steel indicates a higher grade of stainless steel so look for the 18-8 or even 20-10 numbers somewhere in the information so you can rest easy knowing your stainless sink is high quality. While stainless steel sinks are not very susceptible to rust, they can be stained by rust, so be careful of leaving a cast iron pan sitting in a sink too long.
Pedestal sinks are extremely popular with both new construction and older homes. This type uses a pedestal to support the basin and disguise the water lines and plumbing. Pedestal sinks are practical, space-saving choices because of their small footprint and simple installation. They are available for use on a straight wall, or specially designed for use in a corner. Corner style pedestal sinks are particularly useful for very small powder rooms. Pedestal sinks are most often made of vitreous china, ceramic, fireclay, or porcelain.
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