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Sink Materials
October 27, 2013 06:05PM
Sink Materialsconfused smileyinks 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.Stainless Steelconfused smileytainless steel sinks are practical, hard-wearing and attractive and they are the sink of choice in the UK.sink taps They come in many shapes and sizes, work in both modern and traditional kitchens alike and coordinate with many other kitchen appliances and products. Stainless steel comes in different gauges, or thicknesses, and a cheaper sink will be more prone to small dents than a higher gauge more expensive sink. On the whole stainless steel sinks are easy to keep clean, don't require any maintenance and keep their good looks for years.Ceramic Sinks:Ceramic sinks have grown in popularity and look good in modern kitchens when old and new are mixed together. They look particularly good in period kitchens due to their resemblance in shape to traditional butler sinks. They are robust, are usually, although not always, white, and they are easy to maintain and keep looking clean and shiny. They don't scratch but they can chip or crack if heavy items are tossed into them without care. Crockery needs to be washed carefully as that too can smash if it is clonked around too much.Composite Sinks:This type of kitchen sink is made from a combination of at least two types of material, often granite and quartz and it is the properties of the stone that give these sinks their hard-wearing, heat and superior scratch and chip resistant qualities.kitchen taps These sinks can withstand dropped pans, harsh conditions and food that stain. They are also extremely heat-resistant and won't be damaged by hot pans straight from the hob. They are often quite modern in appearance and tend to suit contemporary style kitchens.Bowlsconfused smileyinks come with bowls and with a range of bowl configurations. The most typical arrangement is a bowl and a draining board set to one side. Also available is 1.5, when a full and half bowl are combined with a drainer. The half bowl is useful for food preparation and rinsing washing up. Triple sinks have two full bowls with a half bowl between, making them the perfect choice for large family or working kitchens.Taps:Taps are an important part of any room scheme and you'll need to bear taps in mind when choosing your sink. Depending on the sink style that you choose, your new sink will have one-hole, two holes or no holes at all. Also make sure that the sink you choose has tap holes where you want them.Different sink styles suit different tap styles but with so much choice available, selecting taps to co-ordinate with your new sink won't be difficult.Sink Wastesconfused smileyink wastes come in a range of different sizes and regardless of the sink style you choose there is a model to fit. A sink waste is a great way to dispose of food and green kitchen waste. They sit beneath the sink and work by grinding the waste to a pulp between revolving discs before it is flushed away with water.Fitting Styles:If your kitchen has a certain style, you may wish to bear in mind how your sink is fitted as different sink shapes lend themselves to being fitted in different ways.Kitchen sinks tend to be fitted in one of four ways:InsetThis is where the sink is mounted through a hole-shaped cut in the work surface. The opening is slightly smaller than the sink so the rim of the sink overlaps the work-surface and the work-top supports the weight. Square, rectangular and round sinks can all be mounted in this way and this is a very popular way for stainless steel sinks to be fitted. This style of fitting suits modern and traditional kitchen styles.Under-mounted or under-counterThis is where it is installed beneath the work-top. The designated gap is first 'templated', before being cut out from the work surface. The flat top edge of the 'sink' is then sealed to the underside of the work-top.bathroom taps This type of sink cannot be installed in laminate work surfaces because the cut edges would be exposed; for this reason this installation technique is commonly used with 'corion', granite, solid wood or stone work-tops. Square, rectangular and round sinks can all be fitted in this way.Semi-recessedThis is where the sink sits beneath the work-top on three sides with the front edge exposed. As with under-counter sinks, the hole is templated before being cut out from the work surface.
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