Franzisska Mehler. Kitchen Sinks. November 25th , 2017.
If you have a standard size kitchen, it is very likely that you are using a double-basing sink, which fits perfectly in cabinets that are 36 inches long. If your next remodeling project does not include the change of these cabinets, it is best that you pick your new stainless steel kitchen sink with the same dimensions. If you are rebuilding your kitchen and want to add a separate island as working area or even a dish washer, you can opt for a smaller single-bowl stainless steel kitchen sink, as these are more practical and take up much less space than traditional ones.
There is a general belief that copper sinks are very difficult to maintain. There is some truth to that myth. You cannot expect to keep your copper kitchen sinks looking like a new shiny penny forever. If you allow your copper sink to age naturally to a beautiful variety of darker copper shades, you are going to have a kitchen sink envied by others. Copper sinks are everlasting if you take good care and do proper cleaning regularly to prevent the greening of the copper.
Different materials offer a range of benefits and the most popular kitchen sink options are stainless steel, ceramic, granite, fired clay and composite sinks made from a combination of different things. In a busy household, it is likely that the kitchen sink will have to withstand heavy use, thrown-in dishes and regular scrubbing with cleaning products and a rough cloth - for these kinds of homes, a stainless steel sink is ideal.
Information about stainless kitchen sinks is not hard to find, but sometimes it is hard to understand with numbers, alloys and percentages floating around in the product descriptions. It may look complicated but in reality, almost all stainless steel sinks are fabricated from Type 304 stainless steel. This is the basic form of stainless steel and what this number signifies is that this steel contains a minimum of 18% chromium, 8% nickel and a maximum of.08% carbon. This is why you will also see the number 18-8 steel listed in the specifications sometimes, they are simply referring to the percentages of chromium and nickel blended with the steel to make it stronger.
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