Juliiane Schmitt. Kitchen Sinks. November 25th , 2017.
I personally recommend a 16 or 18 gauge sink, especially if you are doing an apron front sink or a zero radius stainless steel sink. Anything higher than that, while it may be cheaper, is much more likely to dent or crease, especially when your belt buckle hits the front of a stainless farm sink while you are doing dishes. 18 gauge stainless steel is 0.0500 inches thick and weighs 2.016 pounds per square foot, and 16 gauge stainless steel is 0.0625 inches thick and weighs 2.52 pounds per square foot. While that may not seem like much, that is actually a 25% increase in both thickness and weight, making 16 gauge a considerably more durable and sturdier sink.
Kraus: Known for offering the largest collection of stainless steel kitchen sinks, Kraus actually focuses of three types of sinks; single and double-basins and the ever-popular Apron, which by any standard offers a new face in traditional kitchen sinks becoming the hot sale for this summer season. The Apron model KHU-200R3-30 is made with 16-gauge stainless steel and fits a 30-inch sink base.
Stone kitchen sinks are among the most preferred types of sinks nowadays. Like aluminum kitchen sinks, these fixtures also meet the needs and demands of most kitchen owners because of their functionality and appearance. Among popular types of stone kitchen sinks are those that are made of solid surface materials, composite stones, fireclay and soapstone.
Wholesale and discounted kitchen sinks are available online and in kitchen stores. With the number of stores and sites that offer kitchen sinks out there, it is best if you research, compare and contrast first before committing to one. Once purchased, the next thing to do with the kitchen sink is to install it. Among the available types of kitchen sink installations, undermount kitchen sinks are the most common, yet most difficult, to complete because they eliminate the upper ring of the sink. This is done so that food and kitchen dirt can easily be wiped into the sink.
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