Tonia Nieves Sinks, 2017-10-12 05:28:00. 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.
Carolina Lee Sinks, 2017-10-03 11:16:29. Once you’ve nailed down your configuration, next up will be deciding on the material you’d like for your kitchen sink. Stone sinks, especially granite, are extremely popular and the ultimate in long-lasting luxury. Hand carved by a stone artisan from a single block of granite, marble, limestone, travertine or onyx, a stone kitchen sink is a treasure you’ll cherish each time you use it.
Toni Sweet Sinks, 2017-10-08 03:09:56. Stainless steel sinks are also very popular, particularly with professional cooks, though copper sinks - notably the farmhouse style - are gaining in popularity, at least in part due to the appealing warmth of the natural patina copper develops as it ages. Kitchen sinks made of artisan materials, though not yet as well-known as copper, stainless and stone, are all on the upswing. Examples are fireclay kitchen sinks, which are often made in the farm style, and cast concrete sinks. Cast concrete in particular allows the artisan to create an amazing array of styles: single well, double well, trough, combined sink and draining board units, countertops with integrated sinks and the farm style, along with unusual shapes. This newer material brings one more element into the design mix - the green kitchen sink. By combining recycled materials with the concrete, artisans can lessen both the environmental impact and the weight of the finished sink.
Belinda Carson Sinks, 2017-10-04 21:07:06. Copper starts out in sheets of various thicknesses or \"gauge\". The thickness of the metal can also be referred to by the weight per square foot. The thicker the gauge copper, the lower the number. Most bath sinks are made from 20 gauge (the thinnest) to 16 gauge (the thickest) and most kitchen sinks range from 18 gauge to 14 gauge. When shopping for copper sinks, always ask about the gauge and be aware that a thicker gauge sink will cost more - and in many cases is worth it! A lightweight gauge metal can result in a \"tinny\" sound when running the faucet.
Rebekah Mcclure Sinks, 2017-10-08 11:28:27. Probably the first decision most buyers make is to determine whether they prefer a single well or a double well. These are the two main configurations. Triple well models are also available, along with specialty styles like trough sinks and integrated drain-board sinks. A single well is great for those who regularly prepare large turkeys, host dinner parties or like to preserve food for the winter. A single well is also handy for washing small dogs and bathing grubby babies. Double well sinks serve two cook families and those who like to multi-task, rinsing vegetables for the salad in one well, while cleaning up in the other well.
Marianne Compton Sinks, 2017-10-08 12:22:19. Most of us are aware about the different types of sinks and their usefulness. But many of us are unaware about the methods of cleaning for sinks. As sinks are made of different materials their cleaning process also differs from sink to sink. The present day sinks are actually very easy to clean, most of them are made of materials which can resist the wear and tear of daily use. Sink is used for various purposes in different areas, depending on the use also the cleaning methods changes. If the sink is always in contact with substances which causes staining then it should be virtually cleaned after every use to prevent staining. The following guide will help you for cleaning sinks made of different materials.
Peggy Hewitt Sinks, 2017-10-08 21:51:04. You will actually want to install faucet hardware into the sink before you place it into the counter. The faucet should come with instructions for that particular model, and we recommend following the manufacturer’s directions. Test the swing of the faucet now before you tighten the nuts and bolts. This is also when you’ll install the strainer into the drainhole of your new sink, usually with plumber’s putty. Be sure that both of these items are watertight - you don’t want a leak!
Rebekah Mcclure Sinks, 2017-10-03 11:04:54. 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.
Peggy Hewitt Sinks, 2017-10-08 04:38:11. Marble sinks cleaning is little more difficult as it is more porous and absorbency is more .To prevent marble sinks from absorbing fluids sealing is required. For regular cleaning use soft cleaning liquid that contains mild bleach or detergent. Acidic solutions can cause etching of the marble sinks. So care should be taken to prevent marble sinks coming in contact with orange juice, soft drinks and other acidic materials. Never use acidic cleaners on your marble sink acid will eat up the marble. Marble sinks should be rinsed and dried after each use to prevent water spots. If, your marble sink has the problem of etching and water spots it is better to get it re -polished and re-finished by an expert professional.
Jeannine Castro Sinks, 2017-10-09 15:28:41. If your counter is attached, you have gravity working against you. You will need to epoxy the sink and clamp it in place so the epoxy can dry. The most important part of this process is to let the epoxy dry at least as long as the manufacturer recommends. You can’t go wrong by letting the epoxy dry for a longer period of time, but you WILL get in trouble if you do not let the epoxy set for the at least the proper amount of time. The result can be a sink that feels secure, but fails under the load of water and dishes. That is not a pretty sight, so be sure to let the epoxy dry.
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