Picking out a kitchen sink can be a time consuming and frustrating event if you don’t know what you’re looking for. To help ease that tension, we at Lincorp/Borchert have put together a list of some of the various sinks available for your kitchen. We hope you enjoy.
If you haven’t read part 1 yet, it can be found here: Sink or Swim – Part 1 .
Composite granite sinks are made from a blend of materials that are highly compressed to form a solid material. It is this high-compression stress that gives composite granite sinks their long-lasting durability. They are strong, resistant to scratches and chips, and are cheaper than one would expect because they made of a composite of materials. They’re not just a solid piece of granite. The only real con for these sinks is that they are very unforgiving to glass. You must be careful with your delicate dishes.
Corian sinks are perfect for blending in your Corian countertop with your sink. Corian is a non porous material that offers a near seamless transition that many people find appealing. Corian is made out of a mixture of natural materials and acrylic polymer. While it is more expensive to have your sink integrated into your countertop, it offers a clean and unique look that helps your kitchen stand out. It’s important to note that Corian scratches and burns easier than most materials, but it’s usually repairable. Other materials can be much harder or impossible to repair.
Natural stone sinks are very unique. You won’t find one of these in just any home. Unlike composite materials, these are made out of solid chucks of stone. They vary wildly in pricing and come on many shapes, sizes, and types. Marble, Granite, Onyx, Limestone, etc. All of these materials have various pros and cons. Soapstone, for instance, is fairly resistant to stains while other materials may not be as resistant. If you’re considering getting a natural stone sink, we recommend doing a little research into the material that the sink is made out of so that you know what you’re getting before you purchase it.
We hope that you enjoyed our list of kitchen sinks and their various materials. If you have any questions or would like to see a post about another material, give us a call and let us know. We’d love to hear from you! In the meantime, you can check out our Facebook page to see what we’ve been up to or look at our Houzz.com profile to check out our beautiful projects and read our reviews.
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