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The Kitchen Sink: The Complete Style Guide For Kitchen Sinks
With so much on the market today, buyers are spoiled for choice but this comes with its own problems, as so much choice means so many decisions! If you’re having a new fitted kitchen in your home then getting it all perfect first time is essential, so today we’re looking at the kitchen sink, the different types available, and the pros and cons of each!
It’s not just about design either, choosing the right kitchen sink for your new fitted kitchen requires practicality, usability and a long lasting finish. What you choose may depend on the style of your new fitted kitchen, you want something that fits after all, but what that sink is made of is really up to you! So today we’re looking at types of kitchen sink, and what pros and cons each finish brings.
Stainless steel sinks are the practical option for a busy household! Traditional, industrial, practical and stylish, the stainless steel sink is hard wearing, easy to clean and incapable of being chipped and cracked! They’re also a great budget option!
On the downside your kitchen sink may scratch in the first few weeks, while the first few scratches may be noticeable, after a few weeks it will become less noticeable as the material settles down.
Linen Stainless Steel
Standard stainless steel sinks are shiny, but if you prefer a more brushed effect then look at linen steel sinks. These sinks offer all the advantages of stainless steel, but the surface means it’s likely to show up far less scratching.
Resin Sinks are made from man-made materials, but give the look or organic stone or composite. The man made feature makes them a great budget option and they are highly resistant to wear and tear! They do only come mostly in standard colours, but any scratches and marks can be buffed away.
Do be aware that darker colours may well show up watermarks and limescale easier than other sinks, and lighter colours may stain.
Ceramic Sinks are en vogues right now and perfect for traditional and country kitchens. Handcrafted and easy to care for, they’ll last for years to come, but the initial outlay may be quite high, even if they are well worth the investment.
If you’re looking for quality then you won’t get much better than a composite sink, made from natural materials. Quartz is highly scratch resistant and can withstand temperatures of over 200 degrees centigrade. On the downside, they are a little more expensive so you have to decide whether it’s worth the investment.
There are lots and lots of options when it comes to choosing each part of your brand new fitted kitchen, and we hope we’ve helped a little with the kitchen sink at least! The best advice we can offer is to talk to our professional team, so we can match your fittings exactly to your needs!