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Sink Buying Guide


Sinks are one of the most important pieces to a home. There are many uses for a sink, which lead to sink designers creating different types of sinks to fit everyday needs. Below is a guide to which sink is best for you and your needs.

 

Materials

Material differ amongnst different types of sinks. For example, most kitchen sinks are made of stainless steel. Stainless steel is chosen due to its long lasting nature and sleek design. In a bathroom, you are likely to find an array of different materials. Below is a list of different materials used in making sinks.

Acrylic
Fiberglass is used as a reinforcement material to the vacuum-formed acrylic sheets. This makes the finished product resistant to cracking and chipping.

Brass
A combination of strength, corrosion resistance, and formability that will continue to make it a useful material. Brass also has an advantage over other materials in that most products made from brass are recycled or reused, rather than being discarded in a landfill, which will help ensure a continued supply for many years.

Glass
Is the most trendy material used in most luxurious homes – often referred to as a vessel sink -

Copper
Copper sinks have been made for centuries. It is the oldest used metal by man. Usually hammered into shape. Copper has a rustic look, a choice amongst consumers going for a more natural look in their bathroom. An environmental choice as much as an aesthetic one. Copper is a protectant against bacteria, which only last 1-2 hours before it dies.

Fireclay
Long lasting, non-porous, easily molded, and able to withstand extreme heat, fireclay is a great choice for any type of sink.

Granite
Composite granite sinks add a look of elegance to a kitchen. These sinks not only offer numerous aesthetic benefits, but are strong, durable and practical as well. Boasting impressive resistance to heat stains and scratches, granite sinks are more than user-friendly. Proper cleaning of your granite sink is essential to contributing to it longevity and natural aesthetics. Care and cleaning for granite sinks is easily accomplished and takes minimal time.

Silgranit
Durable and heat resistant up to 536 degrees F. Made of 80 percent granite, mixed with acrylic resin, which makes it feel like natural stone.

Sink Mounting Types

Apron Sinks
Apron sinks are wall-mounted. They may be either single or double bowl and are very deep. They are usually made of china, porcelain-coated cast iron or stainless steel. They are sometimes referred to as farmhouse sinks and are commonly found in kitchens.

Pedestal Sinks
Pedestal sinks are free standing and are either one or two piece. They are usually made from china, or a combination of a china base and a glass bowl. The advantage of a pedestal sink is that it has a small footprint. The drain/trap and supply lines are concealed behind the pedestal creating a sleek, uncluttered profile. Pedestal sinks are normally installed in bath or powder rooms.

Under-Mount Sinks
As their name implies, under-mount sinks are mounted beneath countertops. To prevent leaks, they also must be well-sealed or water will drip below. They are usually found in kitchens or baths.

Countertop Sinks
Used more in bathrooms, countertop sinks give a new unique and refreshing look to your bathroom. Are most used where there is no room under the sink for an under-mount sink.

Drop-In Sinks
Easy to install even by yourself, drop-in sinks are an easy to
Drop-In Sinks can be mounted directly and comfortably into a countertop. We have a large amount of drop-in sinks in all shapes and sizes and many different materials.

Installation types

In both the kitchen and the bathroom, there are a few methods of installation that are more popular than others. In the kitchen, apron, drop-in, self-rimming, and undermount are the most used installation types. And in the bathroom, drop-in, pedestal, self-rimming, undermount, vessel, and wall-mounts are the most popular

Sink Size

For the kitchen, standard measurements are (standard sink sizes):

Sink Type Single Bowl
Sink Width 25 Inches
Sink Depth 21 -22 Inches
Sink Deepness 8 -9 Inches

Sink Type Double Bowl
Sink Width 33, 36 Inches
Sink Depth 21 -22 Inches
Sink Deepness 8 -9 Inches

Sink Type Side Disposal
Sink Width 33 Inches
Sink Depth 21 -22 Inches
Sink Deepness 8 -9 Inches

Sink Type Triple Bowl
Sink Width 33 Inches
Sink Depth 21 -22 Inches
Sink Deepness 6, 8, 10 Inches

Sink Type Corner
Sink Width 17 -18 Inches
Sink Depth 11-21 Inches
Sink Deepness 8 -9 Inches

Sink Type Bar
Sink Width 15 -25 Inches
Sink Depth 15 Inches
Sink Deepness 5 1/2 -6 Inches

Bathroom Sink Sizes

Since there are so many different shapes, sizes, and styles of bathroom sinks it could be difficult to decide upon one sink. It really all depends on the fit and the desired design. Check your installation space carefully and use our filters to determine which is right for you. Any further questions please call us sp we can help you.
The variety of design styles and options can be somewhat overwhelming when it comes to selecting a bathroom sink. Once you have decided on a style that befits you, it will be important to consider how the sink will fit into your current design space.