When you start renovating or building a dwelling, the choice of materials is paramount. For a sink as for the rest, this choice will be equally decisive for the future. To guide you, we take a look at the existing materials for a sink, with their different characteristics.
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Sinks, a central element
The sink occupies a truly central place in a dwelling. With the advent of design, the sink is no longer merely utility, but in recent years it has become an essential furnishing element in the kitchen, with real possibilities in terms of decoration .
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Equipped with various characteristics depending on the material of which it is made, the sink must be durable and durable. It must also be perfectly adapted to your daily needs . Whether you choose a stainless steel sink, a resin sink, a ceramic sink, a granite (or granite) sink, a single bowl (or tray) or a double bowl, with drainer or without drainer, your choice should be aware. Indeed, the price, maintenance, strength and durability of the material of your sink will be different. Finally, depending on the furniture that receives it, the worktop, the number of bins, the drainer, you will have a choice to make.
Stainless steel sink
We start with the stainless steel sink, a must-have in a kitchen. Stainless steel in the kitchen — whether in a private kitchen or a kitchen professional, moreover — has a leading role in hygiene. The stainless steel sink is therefore the most common sink and by far the most used in a kitchen . If you are renovating your kitchen, choosing a stainless steel sink may be wise if you are looking for a sanitary sink.
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Stainless steel sink maintenance
The stainless steel sink is simple to clean but needs to be regularly maintained. It is found in different forms. There is a smooth or satin stainless steel sink, and the stainless steel sink with micro-structure, or honeycomb, for example. The micro-structure allows better drainage of water and therefore less maintenance. In the long run, standing water and droplets leave traces of limestone residue on your stainless steel sink.
Resistance of the sink in stainless steel
A stainless steel sink will have good resistance if it is of quality and if the stainless steel chosen is relatively thick. Stainless steel does not admit shocks , especially if it is fine. The strength of a stainless steel sink in the kitchen will be closely related to its price. When you know that a stainless steel sink can be at 50 euros or 5,000 euros, you have to ask yourself the right questions before choosing a kitchen sink.
Ceramic, granite, resinated, and tempered glass sinks
Ceramic kitchen sink and granite kitchen sink will be very strong and fragile at the same time. Granite and stone will be stronger than ceramics but will be much heavier.
Similar in terms of maintenance, ceramic sinks and granite sinks are well resistant to water and limestone traces , stains and stripes. However, ceramics are shock-sensitive. The new sinks made of modern materials and with thoughtful shapes are very design. It is possible to find a white ceramic sink between 50 and 1,500 euros. As for the granite sink, count a minimum of 350 euros.
Theresinated sink is very trendy for dishes and is available in various colours. It does not scratch, is very simple to maintain, rather resistant but remains sensitive to heat . It is very affordable financially.
The tempered glass sink is very original and is suitable for any kitchen. Durable material , tempered glass is subject to scratches and remains very expensive.
Choosing a resistant type of sink for your kitchen will therefore be based on the properties of the material but also your desires. It will be interesting to compromise on your sink, stainless steel products still remain an excellentoption.