Gabrieele Faust. Kitchen Sinks. November 23rd , 2017.
Sinks are really becoming the focal point in the kitchen. With increasing emphasis on the kitchen sinks, new varieties with shading, carving and other artistic designs are emerging fast. Hand hammered copper kitchen sinks are the most sought after variety among the kitchen sinks. The cost of a kitchen sink depends mostly on the type of material and the technology that is involved in making the sink. Whether the sinks are made by artisans or by bulk factory production, is also a factor deciding the cost of the copper kitchen sink. There is bewildering range of copper kitchen sinks now flooded in the market. All you have to do is to buy the copper kitchen sink of your need from a reputed company.
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.
Marble sinks gives a shiny and elegant finish to your luxury kitchen. But maintaining this look can be a problem, due to the porosity of the marble. Sealing helps to prevent this to a particular extent. But various juices, soft drinks and house hold cleaning liquids may cause dirty spots on the marble.
Copper has natural antibacterial properties. It will prevent the germs from developing in the sink. Some copper sinks have coatings which totally remove the natural antibacterial properties of copper, so it is advisable to go for a non coated copper sink for the sink to be germ free. Moreover the coating or the plating will eventually wear off. Natural colouration of copper is feasible but ageing improves the appearance of copper. Copper apron sinks that are mainly used in farmhouses can be made more feasible if you give a fire and ice finish on the apron.
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