One of the most essential elements that has to be taken in consideration when remodelling or building a kitchen is the kitchen sink. A sink can become element of design, far from just an appliance.
Sinks are made from a wide range of materials and the type of kitchen sink you choose will be influenced by the look and style you are hoping to achieve.
Acrylic sinks are not as popular as stainless steel sinks, however they offer a good alternative. They are stain resistant, scratch resistant and easy to clean with makes them a favourable choice. Acrylic sinks are also available in many colours, and are even easy to buff out scratches. The main disadvantage however is that they are sensitive to thermal shock.
Stainless steel sinks are the most popular all over the world right now. They will match any modern kitchen, as well as a more traditional one.
One of the main advantages of stainless steel sinks is that they are low price. And along with their good looks, easiness to clean and simpleness to install, they make a perfect addition to any kitchen.
Although, they can be dented if something heavy is dropped or left inside the sink, and they are also easier to scratch than most other kitchen sink types.
Another type of sinks are stone sinks, which adds originality to any kitchen, and the most used materials are granite and marble. Stone sinks have very good thermal resistance and durability, as well as an elegant appearance. Although they do also have disadvantages of a high price and the fact that they are easy to stain.
While cast iron sinks are the cheapest sinks, they are also the least durable sinks out there. Their low price and easiness to clean makes them a good choice, and also the fact that they are available in a variety of colours however. Cast iron sinks are easily damaged, and improper care may even lead to holes in the sink. They are also quite hard to install.