Picking out the finish touches in your new kitchen is quite possibly the most fun part of the entire kitchen remodeling process. However, you probably didn’t realize how many options there are when it comes to certain aspects of your kitchen, your sink for example. There are several things that you need to think about when it comes to the right kitchen sink. Straight Up Remodeling is here to walk you through some of the most popular sink choices so you can make an educated decision on which on suits your needs the best.
What is Better Undermount or Drop-In Sink?
There are several different ways that a kitchen sink can be installed in your kitchen. Here are your choices:
– Drop In Sink: This is done by simply dropping in your kitchen sink into the hole that has been cut out of your counter. There will be a portion of the sink that will rest on top of the countertops.
– Undermount Sink: This is done by creating basically a basket for the sink to rest in and it is adhered to the underside of the countertop. You will not see any portion of the sink on top of the counters.
– Tiled Sink: This is similar to an undermount sink as you won’t see the sink on the top of your tiled countertops. There is usually a grout line between the sink and the first row of tiles.
– Farmhouse Sink: Most farmhouse sinks are still undermounted, but they have a large portion on the front of the sink that is exposed to the kitchen.
What is the Best Kitchen Sink Material?
Just like there are several installation methods to your kitchen sink, you need to think about the material it is made of as well. Following are some of the options.
– Stainless Sink: This is widely known as the most durable sink you can buy. It is nearly indestructible and a top choice in professional kitchens for this reason. You don’t have to worry about cracking or damage.
– Porcelain Sink: A traditional styled kitchen sink. It can become susceptible to chipping and staining over time and abrasive cleaners can dull the appearance.
– Fireclay Sink: This is much harder than porcelain. They are incredibly heavy and will require bracing and brackets.
– Copper Sink: These sinks are incredibly durable and will develop a patina over time which many people find extremely attractive.
– Natural Stone Sink: These sinks are extremely heavy and often need support but will offer the same durability as natural stone countertops. Some of these sinks need to be sealed though to avoid pitting and cracking issues.
– Composite Sink: These sinks are made of a mixture of polymers, granite and other materials. They have a stone look without the heavy weight.
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