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Kitchen Sinks

Kitchen sinks come in many shapes, sizes, materials, and colors. The kind of installation, material options, number of basins, and number of faucet holes are all critical factors to keep in mind before choosing a kitchen sink for the kitchen. Landmark Surfaces offers many kitchen sink models appealing to your personal taste and the overall design in the kitchen.
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Why is Kitchen Sink Important?

A kitchen sink is expected to provide enough space to do the washing-up, as well as preparing the food and drinks for the meals. So, the size and shape of the sink matters here. However, it doesn’t mean that the sink should be as large as possible. Also, the color, material, and finish options are some other key factors affecting your kitchen’s overall functionality and style.

In sum, installing any sink without thinking much about it can spoil the entire harmony in your kitchen. Thus, you are advised to read and learn about the types of kitchen sinks before your next kitchen remodeling. Remember, we are here to help you enhance your home.

Kitchen Sinks

Why is Kitchen Sink Important?

A kitchen sink is expected to provide enough space to do the washing-up, as well as preparing the food and drinks for the meals. So, the size and shape of the sink matters here. However, it doesn’t mean that the sink should be as large as possible. Also, the color, material, and finish options are some other key factors affecting your kitchen’s overall functionality and style.

In sum, installing any sink without thinking much about it can spoil the entire harmony in your kitchen. Thus, you are advised to read and learn about the types of kitchen sinks before your next kitchen remodeling. Remember, we are here to help you enhance your home. 

Kitchen Sink Specifications

Typically, sinks are 24-36 inches in length. However, double or triple bowl sink models can appeal to kitchens with higher traffic during the day. They are good for people who want to separate the dishwashing and food preparation areas. There are sinks larger than 36 inches, which are called oversized sinks. They are highly advantageous in industrial kitchens with their larger basins.

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Types of Kitchen Sinks?

There are several variables one should take into consideration when it comes to choosing the right kitchen sink. The existing cabinetry, plumbing, or countertops are some conditions to think about. Also, the overall design of your kitchen and your personal style are important variables factoring in the selection of the kitchen sink.

Kitchen sinks are categorized based on the material, number of bowls, mounting options (installation types), and drain positioning. Here is a practical table so you can have an overall view of different kitchen sinks.

Kitchen Sinks

Material Type

Bowl (Basin) Type

Installation Type

Drain Placement Type

Granite Composite

Single

Farmhouse (Apron)

Off-center Drain

Natural Stone

Double

Undermount

Centered Drain

Stainless Steel

Triple

Drop-in

Rear Drain

Copper

 

Wall Mount

 

Cast Iron

 

Corner

 

Fireclay

 

Bar (Prep)

 
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Kitchen Sink Material Types

Regarding the materials, there are six types of sinks. Here are brief explanations of them.

Granite Composite:

It is a quality alternative to natural granite. The surface is hard and easy to clean.

Natural Stone:

They are usually carved from a piece of granite, marble, or travertine stone. They look extremely beautiful but need more care.

Stainless Steel:

It is probably the most popular sink option. It is compatible with most kitchen designs. Also, it is highly resistant to scratches or acidic food or drinks on its surface. It uses 18 and 16-gauge sheets of steel.

Stainless Steel:

It is probably the most popular sink option. It is compatible with most kitchen designs. Also, it is highly resistant to scratches or acidic food or drinks on its surface. It uses 18 and 16-gauge sheets of steel.

Copper:

Varying from 20 gauge to 14 gauge, copper sinks are beautiful alternatives to stainless steel. However, they need to be waxed and cleaned regularly.

Copper:

Varying from 20 gauge to 14 gauge, copper sinks are beautiful alternatives to stainless steel. However, they need to be waxed and cleaned regularly.

Cast Iron:

They use solid cast iron to produce cast iron sinks. The surface is usually covered with ceramic. Thus, it has a low-maintenance surface while the inner structure is very strong.

Fire Clay:

They heat the clay to a very high temperature, turning it into this very strong and durable material, fireclay. Fire clay sinks are highly resistant to rust and discoloration.

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    Kitchen Sink Basin Types

    There are three types of basin sinks. Note, that more bowls don’t necessarily mean a larger sink.

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    Single Bowl Kitchen Sink:

    It is a quality alternative to natural granite. The surface is hard and easy to clean.

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    Double Bowl Kitchen Sink:

    They are usually carved from a piece of granite, marble, or travertine stone. They look extremely beautiful but need more care.

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    Triple Bowl Kitchen Sink:

    It is probably the most popular sink option. It is compatible with most kitchen designs. Also, it is highly resistant to scratches or acidic food or drinks on its surface. It uses 18 and 16-gauge sheets of steel.
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    Triple Bowl Kitchen Sink:

    It is probably the most popular sink option. It is compatible with most kitchen designs. Also, it is highly resistant to scratches or acidic food or drinks on its surface. It uses 18 and 16-gauge sheets of steel.

    Kitchen Sink Installation Types

    Installation type is another factor to be considered as it might affect the functionality and design of the kitchen. Here are short explanations of each installation type.

    Farmhouse:

    Farmhouse, also called apron front, sinks aim to hold ample water with their deep and larger design. Their exposed front is typical of its style , and they are made from various materials and fit different kitchen designs very well.

    Undermount:

    Undermount sinks are attached to the underside of the countertop, so the rim of the sink is not exposed to the counter. It adds a smooth and sleek appearance to the kitchen.

    Drop-in:

    The design looks similar to the under-mount installation, but the sink’s rim is exposed on the countertop. They are easier to install and remove.

    Wall Mount:

    Wall mount sinks are directly attached to the wall and stand independently of the countertop.

    Corner:

    Corner kitchen sinks are L-shaped and usually made of stainless steel. The term “corner” refers to their position rather than merely installation. In fact, corner-type sinks require an under-mount or drop-in installation.

    Bar:

    Bar sinks, also called prep sinks, are usually made of copper or stainless steel. They are smaller than a regular sink as they are often reserved for tasks such as hand washing or dish soaking.
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    How to Take Care of a Kitchen Sink?

    Keeping the kitchen sink clean and hygienic is vital as kitchen sinks are usually the dirtiest spots in the  home. Here are a few tips to help you keep the sink clean.

    • Avoid letting the food scraps stay in the sink for a long time.
    • Scrub the sink surface and around the drain after washing the dishes.
    • Depending on the sink material, use baking soda, vinegar, or lemon to remove harder stains.
    • Use disinfectant to stop bacteria from spreading.
    • Let your sink stay dry for a while, so bacteria fails to grow and breed further.

    Kitchen Sink Drain Placement Types

    There are three drain types for sinks. You can choose the one which you think works best for you.

    Off-centered Drain:

    These sinks’ drain is not in the center, so you can prepare food without having them slip down the hole as easily. Also, you can wash large trays or pans comfortably as the water will drain much easier.

    Centered Drain:

    The centered position of the drain allows users to align the faucet and the drain easily. Also, the water drains faster in this type of sink as the travel time to the drain is shorter.

    Rear Drain:

    Plumbing and maintenance can be more challenging, but rear drain sinks are good for those needing extra space in the sink without blocking the water drainage.

    Kitchen Sink Price

    The cost of the installation of a new sink starts at $500. The price will increase if you replace the kitchen sink, faucet, and garbage disposal. However, if it is a part of a kitchen remodeling project, you might get some discount per item or for the entire work.

    FAQs

    Here are a few frequently asked questions to make things more clear about kitchen sinks.
    Deciding on the size of the sink, you should first consider the size of your kitchen. Keep in mind that larger sinks might look odd in a small kitchen, as well as cause an inconvenience to you as you work with the counter space. However, you can easily go for larger sinks with a large kitchen space.
    You can see a gauge number on metal sinks, like stainless steel. It shows the thickness of the material. Note, that the smaller gauge number refers to thicker steel, which is assumed to be stronger and more durable.
    Some of the most popular accessories are sink grids, garbage disposals, strainer baskets, soap dispensers, and air gap kits.

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