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Kitchen Sinks Buying Guide

The kitchen is one of the most visited places in your house, and the kitchen sink is one of the most used items in your kitchen. You use it to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then again to clean up. Whether you are renovating your entire kitchen or just looking to replace an old kitchen sink, AppliancesConnection has a rich assortment of sinks for you to choose from. There are a lot of things to consider when you are looking for a kitchen sink. At our website we provide you with information to help you make the decisions you need when looking for kitchen sinks. The factors you should better pay attention to are: the most preferable material, the number of bowls or basins, and the installation type. Let’s take a look at the different factors that come down to helping you make the final decision which will determine what sink you’ll be using when coming to your kitchen.

 

Materials

There are five the most common materials for the Kitchen Sinks:

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Stainless Steel

Stainless steel kitchen sinks are the most popular material in households today. It doesn’t take a long time to clean it up, also it remains clean for a long period of time. This material also matches a lot of kitchen designs from light tones to dark tones kitchens. Our company has a variety of installation types from dual mount to drop-in.

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Copper

Copper kitchen sinks are the old school item in your kitchen which make it more authentic and luxurious. They come in both light and dark shades of copper. You can match these sinks with the countertops made of the same material or with white and crme countertops and cabinets.

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Granite

Granite sinks add a beautiful note of style to your kitchen. A solid granite design makes the sink scratch and chip resistant, it can also withstand high temperatures which is important for people who don’t have a dishwasher in the kitchen.

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Fireclay

Fireclay kitchen sinks deliver an extremely durable and solid surface which is shock-resistant. This material will also withstand heavy use over time, and is resistant to scratching, staining and chipping. Since fireclay material doesn’t rust, discolor and fade, our company guarantees that it will look like brand new for many years in your kitchen.

💡 QUICK TIP - the type of material is important to consider when buying a kitchen sink because you need to match it with the design of your kitchen, it’s also important when you are thinking about how frequently you want to clean it up and also whether you have a dishwasher or not.

Mounting Types

Besides the material of the sink, it’s very important to take into your consideration the type of mounting. Learn more about the different kitchen sink mounting types below:

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Undermount

 

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Topmount

 

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Drop In

 

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Farmhouse

 

With this mounting type the sink is installed underneath the counter. The countertop is completely over the sink so the sink’s basin is visible.

 

If your countertop is a pressed-wood laminate, you will need a top mount sink; the sink's bowl drops into a hole in the countertop and rests on the periphery. Topmount sinks can also be used in a solid surface application as well.

 

One of the most elementary types of mounting, drop in kitchen sinks are placed within the open countertop spot. The edges of the kitchen sink are located on the countertop.

Farmhouse kitchen sinks are gaining popularity and you can find the largest assortment here at AppliancesConnection. These are also known as apron front sinks.

 

💡 QUICK TIP - this is not only about the style and design, it’s also about the matching of the mounting type with your current set up.

 

Configuration

💡 DESCRIPTION - Sinks typically have between zero and five holes, or tappings, but five holes are not so popular, so we don't include them to our list. The holes are located on the deck behind the bowls for accessories like faucets, soap dispensers, spray hoses, hot filtered water dispensers and more.

  • The sink you choose should be able to accommodate the number and configuration of items you want.
  • The standard configuration for most sinks is four holes but you can purchase a sink with five or six holes, depending on the manufacturer.
  • If the sink you want has more holes than are needed, decorative covers are available to conceal them. Refer to the examples below for how the holes can be configured for your sink fixtures and accessories.
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    0-Hole Sinks

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    1-Hole Sinks

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    2-Hole Sinks

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    3-Hole Sinks

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    4-Hole Sinks

     

    Qualifications

     

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    ADA Compliant

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    Commercial

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    Made in the USA

    The Sinks meet the requirements set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Sinks made for commercial buildings requiring fixtures that can handle high volume of traffic.

    These Sinks have been made here in the US and meet all high standards that means a high quality of the products.

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