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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.
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.
The second most utilized material is a solid surface kitchen sink which can quickly be either under-mounted or surface-mounted and is also available in a wider range of options than stainless steel for instance. Solid surface materials have grown in popularity in the last few years and are now available in a wide range of color to help you match your kitchen counter tops. While solid surface sinks are not totally scratch-proof they can resist most scratches and when you do get one it is typically able to be buffed out. Additional benefits include being resistant to both heat and stains.