Choosing a kitchen sink can be difficult with so many styles, shapes and designs available. You can find them in stainless steel, enamel-coated, composites or any number of other materials. Read more +
One thing to consider when choosing a kitchen sink is the type of countertop you will have. Granite or engineered stone countertops work best with stainless steel as they are easily mounted underneath the counter. In addition, stainless steel sinks are better suited for people who are prone to tossing things into the sink as they are more durable than other types.
Enamel-coated cast iron sinks were popular years ago, before stainless steel became so readily available. Those sinks still have a place in kitchens today as they are often the most attractive available. However, enamel does scratch and wear over time, so if you are tough on your sink, they may not be the best option.
Clean-up is another important factor to consider when choosing a sink. It is important to remember that even undermount sinks have a joint between the countertop and the sink, even though it is under the counter. Solid surfaces are easier to clean and while mild scratches can be buffed out, chips may not be able to be repaired.
Composite sinks are another option that may be a lower priced than other types. Most are made of polyester and acrylic. However, these may not be as durable as other sink options.
The number of sinks is also a factor to consider. Most kitchens today have a double bowl with both sides being equal, but there are drawbacks to that type of sink. Many times large pots and pans are difficult to wash in those sinks, so some experts recommend a large, single sink or a double sink with one bowl larger than the other.
Décor Planet has many options for kitchen sinks. Visit them online and feel free to chat with one of their helpful staff if you have any questions or concerns. You can also call them at 800-504-9974. Read less -