In terms of mounting options, you can opt for surface, under-mount or set-in sinks. Surface-mounted sinks are dropped into a pre-cut hole in the worktop surface, and offer a good all-round mounting option for many different types of worktop material. For a subtler touch, you might consider an under-mount sink, which is installed below the counter and creates no rim between sink and worktop surface. This makes the area around the sink easier to clean. Finally, set-in sinks are built into the worktop and are made of the same material, which offers a seamless aesthetic that works perfectly with granite.
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.
Awesome kitchen sink finishes go beyond the standard stainless steel sink. Various materials will bring life to your kitchen. Check out sinks made with cast iron, porcelain on steel, vitreous china, or natural stone. American Standard's Americast sinks are an incredible invention. A combination of steel and porcelain make this great material; it is light in weight and exceptionally durable. The Americast sink has superior noise reducing insulation properties that will help improve the longevity of your sink. Consider different types of sinks for your lifestyle. Double and triple bowl sinks are great for cleaning and rinsing, awesome for busy kitchens. The triple bowl is a tremendous asset: You can dry dishes, soak pots, and drain and rinse vegetables all at the same time with the triple bowl feature. Large single bowl vessel sinks are in no way lesser in quality. The single bowl sink will leave you plenty of room to work with, and can also work well with those who have less counter space to work with.
Aside from having the ability of installing corner sinks on your counter tops, you can also opt for under mount corner sink. More often than not, under mount corner sinks have drain boards that help drain dishes, cookware, or utensils easily. You can also avoid spills on floor using these drain boards because the water from the dishes run directly to the bowl and not on the counter top. Under mount sinks also have sink rims to allow water to remain within the sink because they are higher than the drain boards.
If you can't stretch your budget to high-quality granite, though, you might be attracted to composite sinks, which are made from a mixture of natural materials and fillers. Coming in at a slightly lower price, they offer some of granite's best qualities, which makes them a great choice. Alternatively, you could opt for the classic tones of ceramic sinks, which combine a brilliant white material with a high-gloss finish to create a dramatic focal point in the kitchen.
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