This blog is about the type of kitchen sinks you need to know, how to pick the right sink for your kitchen, let’s start with the first option.
Types of Kitchen Sinks
Stainless-Steel Kitchen Sink
The first option is a stainless-steel kitchen sink, by far this accounts for 90% of all the sinks installed in our kitchen. They go with almost any single color, they definitely go with all your kitchen appliances like microwave, dishwasher, food processor, sandwich maker, etc.
Even if you don’t use stainless steel appliances they go with any faucet and are the least expensive option for the kitchen sink. On average stainless-steel sink goes from $175 to $400. 99% of all the stainless-steel sinks are installed under-mount, so the overmount stainless steel sinks are almost not even employed.
Granite Composite Kitchen Sink
The next available sink for you, which is a cool product that’s been out for you know four or five six seven years as far as being popular is granite kitchen sinks. Granite composite sinks are a composite material made partly in granite which is supposed to be more scratch-resistant and stain-resistant than stainless steel sinks.
So, the benefits include are it is heavy, it’s solid and it comes in a variety of colors. The pricing is more expensive almost double the rate of stainless-steel sinks. They can easily go higher for some really custom-made sinks.
Again 95% of all the granite composite sinks that will be installed are under-mount. People every now installing overmount sinks mainly do it because they want to be able to pull it out if something happens. It is really easy, just disconnect the plumbing, pull right out.
To the under-mount sink, it’s a little bit trickier to pull out if anything happens to it. The only couple of drawbacks to grand composite sinks besides it’s more expensive is that if you do get a scratch in it, it is very hard, and no idea how to fix that.
In this composite material made of factory, it’s not like stainless steel where if you get scratched in it you can take parky purrs or you can take steel wool and can polish out that scratch.
Porcelain Kitchen Sink
The last option in kitchen sink types is a porcelain kitchen sink or often those cast-iron those are by far the most expensive option to choose. For the heaviest and sometimes need extra bracing and sometimes they’re so big they don’t even fit in your sink cabinet or are too deep to fit your faucet holes.
So, you have to be very careful with the porcelain kitchen sink. The price starts at five-six hundred dollars and goes up to fifteen hundred dollars. Once it gets scratched water collects and then you start seeing that mold line.
You can get that repaired but it can cost you more to actually get a repair. Something to come out and refinish yourself, go with porcelain sinks, the look of it in many cases the white is probably the classic look.
Ultimately, it’s your decision and I just want to share the information with you. So you can have to make the best decision possible.