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Deciding On a New Kitchen Sink May 19, 2015

Needing a New Kitchen Sink?

Looking to remodel your kitchen? If you are a fan of watching the HGTV network then you are well aware of the many options available when looking to remodel your kitchen. Typically, the kitchen is a gathering place for family and friends. There is nothing like enjoying company around a table with delicious food. Let’s take a step back for a moment and recognize that beyond the food one of the featured focal points of the kitchen is its sink. Believe it or not, the sink has the power to make or break a kitchen. After all, it is a feature that is literally used every day and sometimes several times a day. Yeah, it’s a big deal.

One of the key components to consider for a kitchen sink installation is the materials. The options include:

Kitchen Sink Installation

Composite – Made of ground up granite and quartz that is mixed with resin, it will give your sink the look of granite. Its ingredients make it more durable than traditional solid granite.

Fireclay – One of the more expensive options it is a very durable. It is molded ceramic clay with a porcelain finish. This particular material does have a down side as it is prone to chipping. Therefore, you want to be careful when placing items into this type of sink.

Cast Iron – Known as a sink that will stand the test of time, it is also very durable. Due to its exorbitant weight the cost of installation can be on the higher end. It also has a porcelain enamel finish. This sink strength comes from its ease to maintain, ability to not fade in the sunlight, and it is stain resistant.

Stainless Steel – Almost 70% of kitchen sinks are made from this material. As Pittsburgh is the home of Steel it would not surprise us if that number is even higher in this region. It is also one of the most affordable and flexible options as the variety in installation types are endless. With a variety of style options, it is also easy to clean, and virtually stain resistant (except for water spots).

Style options include:

  • Single Bowl
  • Double bowl
  • Farmhouse
  • Undermount
  • Topmount
  • Commercial

We wanted to provide you with a brief breakdown to get you started. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to meet with one of our Lexmar professionals give us a call today.