Sinks. Sunday , October 08th , 2017 - 22:34:47 PM
Utility sinks are specialized sinks that are designed to handle large cleaning jobs in the laundry room, garage, mudroom or utility room. Sinks are normally used for washing our hands or utensils. Bathroom sinks are also known as lavatories and usually offer a wider variety than kitchen sinks do. Sinks are generally available in different colors, styles, designs, patterns, depths, heights, widths and materials. Utility sinks can be used for more than just cleaning hands or utensils. They tend to be larger and hence you can use them to wash and clean a wide variety of things ranging from shoes to your dog. But because they are huge does not mean that they would not be good in appearance.
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.
One disadvantage of stainless kitchen sinks is that they are noisier than other sinks. A good quality kitchen sink will be insulated with some type of vibration damping material on the underside of the sink to help alleviate this issue. No one wants to hear a cymbal crash every time they drop a dirty fork in the sink. In addition to keeping the noise down, this insulation will help with condensation build up on the underside of the sink, thus preventing moisture issues in the base cabinet and keeping everything drier and less prone to mold or mildew, so look for a protective coating on the bottom of the sink.
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