Renovating can be exciting at first glance but as you go deeper and deeper into options you have and the decision making that comes with it can very well be very annoying. But don’t bother because we are always here to make the sink choosing hassle a breeze for you. So let us get right into it.
There are still tiny details we think you never heard of before, below is a list of sink types that you can easily choose from.
The Types of Sinks
With granite, the sinks that are the most popular choice are Undermount Sinks and that’s where the sink is actually fastened to the underside of the countertop with different types of brackets systems which have really been perfected over the last few years.
And what that gives you when you under mount the sink is you don’t have that lip going around the top of the countertop, so there’s no obstruction you can wipe your countertop off straight into your sink.
In addition, there’s not a lip to clean around and the big thing is it gives you so much more countertop room, especially the sinks that had that really wide flange in the back where the faucets went through you eliminate that and a faucet mounts straight to the countertop so you’ve gained all that room.
Furthermore, you have a lot more room behind the sink and it’s easier to clean around you get more countertop space but you also get more sink because you don’t have to use up space with the flange you can actually take up a little more space to the actual sink.
So it can be safely said that if you are looking for an undermount kitchen sink for granite countertop, you won’t regret one bit.
Another type of sink you may consider if you need something that can take a beating and will be fair to call it a tank then composites are what you’re looking for especially Granite Composites. You can take a pan straight from the oven to the sink without worrying it can resist temperatures as high as 300 degrees.
Undermounts can also, be installed as granite composites or vice-versa. They are generally less heavy on your pocket than the high end, heavy-gauge stainless steel ones, but these are the most expensive of the composite choices. As they are exquisite and extremely practical for people who are worried about how they will do durability wise.
Both overmount and under-mount come in a variety of materials(stones or metals). But few can live up to the trust and a feeling of reliability than that of Stainless Steel Skinks. The surface can scratch fairly easily, but a satin or semi-matte finish can be very forgiving when it comes to heavy use.
One of the most notable is stainless and there are some really compelling reasons for that. In addition, it looks great with granite, it also holds up well against chips and cracks.
Generally thicker the steel, the higher the quality, so look for something with a higher gauge or thickness. You can also choose an insulated one, which will dampen the noise of water hitting the bottom of the basin. Lookout for stainless steel sinks with rounded-off corners for easier cleaning since food and dirt can get trapped in the tight corners of angular ones.
Last but not the least, if you are on the lookout for aesthetics, consider choosing a porcelain sink. It may sound strange to think of something as fragile as porcelain being durable at all, but not in this case, it’s only the exterior layer that’s enameled with porcelain. The core is typically made of cast iron and they can last a lifelong if they’re taken care of properly.
As we said before it can be worlds annoying as well as intimidating looking at all these options out there and choosing just one whilst having an eye on the budget you have to spare. A single article cannot suffice this issue maybe go out and have a feeling maybe you may have a liking for one material more than others. Good Luck.