Prep/Entertainment/Bar Sinks: These are small sinks, which were originally designed to wash fruits and vegetables. However, over time, their utility has extended to a plethora of applications. They can fit in any space in the kitchen or in the bar unit or an entertainment section of the house. Besides these, we also have: Self-rimming/Top Mount Sinks: These sit in the countertop surface, with their rim forming a very close seal with the countertop surface. Bottom Mount/Under Mount Sinks: The edge of the countertop is exposed at the hole that is made for the sink, as the sink is installed below the surface of the countertop. Vessel Sinks: There is decoration on all sides of this sink, and it sits on top of the mounting surface. They are freestanding, and their popularity is increasing because of the artistic opportunity they provide.
Stainless steel sinks are also very popular, particularly with professional cooks, though copper sinks - notably the farmhouse style - are gaining in popularity, at least in part due to the appealing warmth of the natural patina copper develops as it ages. Kitchen sinks made of artisan materials, though not yet as well-known as copper, stainless and stone, are all on the upswing. Examples are fireclay kitchen sinks, which are often made in the farm style, and cast concrete sinks. Cast concrete in particular allows the artisan to create an amazing array of styles: single well, double well, trough, combined sink and draining board units, countertops with integrated sinks and the farm style, along with unusual shapes. This newer material brings one more element into the design mix - the green kitchen sink. By combining recycled materials with the concrete, artisans can lessen both the environmental impact and the weight of the finished sink.
These two are going to be the largest majority of kitchen sinks out there today but there are some other options that you should know about to ensure that you make an informed choice. Porcelain is another popular material commonly used on kitchen sinks in older homes. Porcelain kitchen sinks are not as durable or as stain resistant as some other materials. Acrylic is a stain resistant material that can be purchased with anti-bacterial coatings built into them which can be helpful if you have kids or a lot of traffic threw your kitchen. A big negative to acrylic kitchen sinks is they are not as heat resistant as some of the other materials. One of the more cost effective options is the enamel kitchen sinks. Less durable than other options, enamel comes in a variety of colors an also needs careful maintenance. Soapstone is a recent development in kitchen sink material that is easy to look after and available in a range of colors. Those who like the antique look for their kitchens also often use copper and brass.
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