While it’s often overlooked, your kitchen sink can help to elevate your kitchen renovation to new heights. Today we’ll be looking at the different materials you can choose from, whether you want something common like stainless steel, or exotic and unique, we have it all.
The most common and affordable kitchen sink option, stainless steel is easy to maintain and can look stunning in any kitchen design. Whether you want it under-mounted or top-mounted, this option will work with any kitchen countertop you choose.
Cast iron sinks are coated in a porcelain enamel mixture to give the surface a shiny look. Available in a variety of mounting options, cast iron sinks need to be reinforced with heavy-duty cabinet support due to the extra weight. They tend to chip, stain and crack over time.
Made using a mixture of enamel and porcelain, extremely high temperatures are used to fuse both substances in order to create fireclay sinks. This results in a hard, shiny surface that’s nearly identical to cast iron. A non-porous and durable option, fireclay sinks have a tendency to stay, crack or chip over time. However, it’s still a popular option for farmhouse kitchen sinks.
Among other natural stones, marble sinks will give your kitchen a unique and gorgeous look. However, you’ll have to pay a lot for that look, as well as keep up with the maintenance that comes with marble products. The material will need to be resealed on a regular basis, stains easily and can be damaged by abrasive cleaners. This isn’t the kind of sink you can leave dirty dishes in.
Also referred to as engineered stone, composite sinks can be integrated seamlessly into countertops of the same material for a clean look. If you’re interested in having a natural stone sink but don’t have the budget for it, composite kitchen sinks can mimic the look of natural stone without the price tag or maintenance.
Looking better as it ages, copper kitchen sinks have a gorgeous shine to them that wears down to provide an old-world, patina look. You can buy a sink that’s been hammered to give it a country appearance, or ones that’s completely smooth for that modern look. Copper is naturally anti-microbial and will show dents and scratches over time.
Eye-catching and expensive, installing a brass sink into your kitchen will give your space a luxurious feel. Typically, brass sinks are susceptible to scratching and if you want to keep them looking shiny and new, you’ll need to polish it every one and a while.
While it’s an unusual choice, wooden sinks make a beautiful focal point in your kitchen. Made of highly water-resistant wood, like teak, redwood, white oak or mahogany, and sealed with epoxy varnish, you don’t have to worry about water damaging this kitchen sink.
At Quantum Granite Corporation, we provide customers with high-quality kitchen products at great prices. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, we have granite kitchen countertops, quartz and marble countertops, as well as a variety of kitchen sinks and other products. With over 20 years of experience and a wide selection for our customers, give us a call today or visit our website and learn how you can get a free in-home measurement!