There are many things to consider before selecting a kitchen sink for your home:
- Cast Iron – Cast Iron offers a wide variety of colors and shapes, while providing extreme durability with an ultra-thick layer of enamel that is guaranteed not to to chip, crack, or burn.
- Fireclay – Fireclay sinks are made of a unique clay that’s capable of being fired at extremely high temperatures. These high temperatures make the clay and the glaze added to fuse together, taking on a new, very durable material. Fireclay is resistant to scratches, acid, and alkali.
- Stainless Steel – Stainless steel gives a very neutral, clean look that goes well with many appliances and other materials used in the kitchen, and they are resistant to stains and rust.
- Granite Composite – Composite sinks offer the look and feel of natural stone. Made of 80% rock-hard granite, this material is scratch resistant, stain resistant, heat resistant, acid resistant and also very easy to clean! Available in a variety of neutral toned colors.
- Natural Materials (Stone, Copper, Glass, etc.) – These types of sinks can add a truly unique, artistic piece to your kitchen, and are very often hand crafted. They may require more maintenance than other sink materials, and tend to be more expensive than other material options.
- Top-Mount – Top-mount sinks have a rim that extends above the countertop surface that supports the sinks weight, also known as a ‘drop-in’ sink.
- Under-Mount – Under-mount sinks mount beneath the counter, and are held in place by clips.
- Tile-In – These sinks are used with tile countertops. They are flush with the counter top, and the tile lays over the thin rim of the sink.
- Apron-Front – Also known as farm house sinks, apron-front sinks have a panel in front that extends beyond the countertop and cabinet.
- Double Equal Bowls – This is the standard sink configuration, having double equal bowls is great if you wash and rinse dishes often.
- Double Offset Bowls – Double offset bowls give you the convenience of having 2 separate bowls, but having one a little larger so you have more room for bigger pots and pans.
- Single Bowl – Single bowl sinks leave you with plenty of room to wash and soak those bigger items like pot, pans, and baking sheets.
- Low Divide – Low divide sinks are available in double equal, or offset bowls. They seem to be the best of both worlds, having the division of bowls in the sink but also having a lower divide so the larger items can lay a bit flatter in the sink.