Gone are the days of driving to the store and grabbing a stainless-steel sink off the shelves. Nowadays, you have so many more options, including how many sink basins you want and whether you want it to sit up above the counter or down below. It can be enough to make a person never want to replace their sink ever again.
We want to help make this process a little easier for you, so here are some of the different materials that you are going to want to consider for your next kitchen sink.
- Soapstone: Soapstone is a denser material than granite and marble, and it is not porous, so it stands up to stains, acids, and hot water. This type of sink blends perfectly with a soapstone countertop for a seamless look. The only downside with a soapstone sink is that it can get nicked and stained easily.
- Granite Composite: These sinks are practically indestructible, as they are scratch, scuff, stain, and heat resistant. You can clean the sink with anything and they are quite budget-friendly.
- Concrete: Concrete sinks look great in contemporary and modern kitchens and they can be personalized since they are poured and cast right in place. These sinks are heavy, so they will need extra structural support underneath. You can choose to purchase a concrete sink that is ready-made, it just won’t have all the unique features of a hand poured one.
- Native Stone: This is a newer product that mixes concrete with natural raw materials including jute fiber. These sinks weigh about forty percent less than concrete sinks. They are sealed to make them resistant to scratches, cracks, and stains.
- Salvage: You never know what you can find if you put in the time to look around. There are plenty of amazing vintage sinks out there in salvage yards or sitting in people’s basements. Check Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Craigslist, and local yard sales for example.
These sinks will all add visual appeal to your kitchen and they are all easy to clean and maintain. If you are not sure which type of material will work best in your kitchen, let us know and we’ll help you with the decision. Give us a call at 571-292-1025 to schedule an appointment for a consultation for your kitchen remodeling project.