Toni Sweet. Sinks. January 25th , 2017.
Copper kitchen sinks are in great demand as a luxury kitchen sink, due to its unique copper colour. Artistic designs and hand hammered copper kitchen sinks are loved by those who cherish their kitchen to be a traditional and luxurious one. Farmhouse kitchen sinks commonly called apron sinks, are another hot item in the luxury kitchen scenario. The most common material for farmhouse sinks is porcelain or enamel. But nowadays, copper farmhouse kitchen sinks are available with reputed companies which guarantee the quality of copper used.
Kitchen sinks are primarily broken up into two distinctive styles, drop in and the now popular undermount sinks. The drop in sink is the most versatile because it can be utilized in any countertop surface, whereas the undermount is primarily restricted to solid surface countertops. The hottest sink on the market for style today is without a doubt the stainless steel undermount sink because it gives a very clean line to the countertop and is now the option of choice for most new homes with granite and other types of solid surface.
You’ll need to remove the old sink from the countertop. Sinks are sealed in with silicone caulk, and there may be mounting clips underneath. The clips will probably be easily removed with a screwdriver. You may be able to peel the sink away from the caulk with gentle pressure, but a plastic scraper can speed that process along. If you’re using the same countertop, be extra careful not to damage it as you remove the sink.
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.
Copper has natural antibacterial properties. It will prevent the germs from developing in the sink. Some copper sinks have coatings which totally remove the natural antibacterial properties of copper, so it is advisable to go for a non coated copper sink for the sink to be germ free. Moreover the coating or the plating will eventually wear off. Natural colouration of copper is feasible but ageing improves the appearance of copper. Copper apron sinks that are mainly used in farmhouses can be made more feasible if you give a fire and ice finish on the apron.
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