Single bowl, double bowl, top mount, under mount, porcelain, stainless steel, ceramic--kitchen sinks are more than just "holes" in the countertop meant for washing dirty dishes. Choosing the wrong style of kitchen sink or the wrong kind of material might make your kitchen less functional and even frustrating to work in, if the sink you're stuck with just doesn't meet you or your family's needs.
If you are replacing an existing sink, then it may be easier to buy one that matches the mounting style of your existing one. Kitchen sinks are either top mount, under mount, or apron sinks. If you opt for a different style of mount it may be necessary to alter the units and the mounting for the sink to ensure stability and strength.
Material is an important factor when choosing the right one
- Ceramic is popular once again, but it can become scratched and stained.
- Synthetic materials can offer the same attractive looks but are usually less expensive and easier to maintain.
- Stone composites are extremely hardwearing but are heavy and expensive.
- Stainless steel is the most practical material, but some buyers do not appreciate the utilitarian look of the metal.
Acrylic sinks are probably the most affordable and practical because of acrylic's ability to resist stains from food and cleaning solutions. Usually reinforced with fiberglass, acrylic sinks have a "renewable" surface, meaning you can eliminate minor scratches by sanding and then polishing them.
At QS Supplies you can find kitchen sinks from all the materials stated above. As Kitchens are mostly operated by Women’s, companies like Astracast and Franke specially manufactures them with a feminine touch. At our on-line store we stock a full range of products from Franke, Astracast, Sterling and other well-known brand in UK. These brands are proficient in manufacturing simple and minimalistic design sinks, appliances and taps. High in quality and immense durability, make these brands No.1 in manufacturing kitchen applications.