Marianne Compton Sinks, 2017-05-06 18:18:34. It is critically important if you are choosing an undermount kitchen sink that is made from stainless steel that the product be made from high quality 304 stainless steel. It is also important that any sink you purchase has the availability of additional sink accessories, such as grates that fit in the bottom of the sink. These grates help eliminate some of the scratches that can appear over time in that nice finish of your undermount. These sink grates also have another nice function, they allow fruit and vegetables to rest inside the sink with out laying in the bottom of a sink that may not be as germ free as some mothers would like. It is important to be able to have a nice match between the strainers and the finish of your undermount kitchen sink as well.
Tonia Nieves Sinks, 2017-01-20 15:31:59. When you see a stainless kitchen sink in an advertisement, or in a store, it will usually have some information attached. One of the first things you will see, besides size of course, is Gauge. The Gauge of stainless steel measures the thickness of the steel itself that was used to create the sink. Usually you will see a number between 16 and 23. In most circumstances a higher number indicates a higher quality or larger measurement, but Gauge is like Golf, the lower the number the better. I personally recommend a 16 or 18 gauge sink, especially if you are doing an apron front sink or a zero radius stainless steel sink. Anything higher than that, while it may be cheaper, is much more likely to dent or crease, especially when your belt buckle hits the front of a stainless farm sink while you are doing dishes. 18 gauge stainless steel is 0.0500 inches thick and weighs 2.016 pounds per square foot, and 16 gauge stainless steel is 0.0625 inches thick and weighs 2.52 pounds per square foot. While that may not seem like much, that is actually a 25% increase in both thickness and weight, making 16 gauge a considerably more durable and sturdier sink.
Jeannine Castro Sinks, 2017-01-21 20:48:42. Porcelain kitchen and bathroom sinks are also widely in use. It is still the prime choice of many home makers. It has a shiny appearance and are much durable material. Porcelain offers the widest range of colors and shades than any other sink material. They can be fixed as either surface mount or as under mount. Porcelain sinks are available in every possible style. Porcelain sinks are affordable and are easy to clean and maintain. Enamel sinks are another type of sinks, which are a good choice, for those who want to save money on their sinks. Enamel sinks are available in different contour and color. Maintaining enamel sinks is a bit more difficult than porcelain. Care should be taken not to use any abrasive cleaners on enamel sinks.
travel Sinks, 2017-01-18 11:02:43. Copper artisans abound throughout the world, however the artisans that have gained a reputation for making sinks has been primarily centered in India, Mexico and the US. Most of the shops making \"hand crafted\" copper sinks are small and the methods used to construct sinks goes back centuries. The term \"hand hammered\" has recently become synonymous with Mexican sinks. This term refers to the original ancient techniques that artisans have been using for centuries in this area. Copper sheets are literally hammered into shape and hand finished.
Jeannine Castro Sinks, 2017-01-19 12:57:03. 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.
Rebekah Mcclure Sinks, 2017-01-21 20:25:20. The kitchen doesn’t have to be strictly utilitarian. In many homes today, the kitchen sink is a stylish centerpiece for the room. If you’re struggling with an old leaky sink and faucet, or just enduring one that doesn’t suit your design, take a day and swap it out for a new one!
Marianne Compton Sinks, 2017-01-21 10:53:21. 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.
Carolina Lee Sinks, 2017-01-19 06:40:37. 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.
Jeannine Castro Sinks, 2017-01-23 13:36:04. Wall mounted sinks are exactly what they sound like. You will often see wall mounted sinks in public restroom because they do not take up a lot of room and you can fit a large number of sinks into a limited amount of space. Some people do use wall mounted sinks in their homes, but they should not be used if you have small children or people who will need to pull themselves up or rest on the sink with their entire body weight. Wall mounted sinks can be pulled away from the wall and that could cause a large amount of damage both to the wall and water damage.
Carolina Lee Sinks, 2017-01-18 04:54:13. It is critically important if you are choosing an undermount kitchen sink that is made from stainless steel that the product be made from high quality 304 stainless steel. It is also important that any sink you purchase has the availability of additional sink accessories, such as grates that fit in the bottom of the sink. These grates help eliminate some of the scratches that can appear over time in that nice finish of your undermount. These sink grates also have another nice function, they allow fruit and vegetables to rest inside the sink with out laying in the bottom of a sink that may not be as germ free as some mothers would like. It is important to be able to have a nice match between the strainers and the finish of your undermount kitchen sink as well.
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