Know Before you Buy!
Single bowl, double bowl, top mount, under mount, porcelain, stainless steel, and ceramic sinks are more than just "holes" in the counter-top meant for washing dishes. Choosing the wrong style or the selecting the wrong material may make your kitchen less functional. Kitchen sinks is an important accessory and is the focal point of style and functionality in your kitchen area. These come in different types depending on installation position and material used in construction.
If you are replacing an existing model, then it may be easier to buy one that matches the mounting style of your existing one. A sink can be installed as a top mount, under mount, or apron. If you opt for a different style of mount, it may be necessary to alter the worktop, and it may be also necessary to ensure stability and strength.
Fitting your Sink
Fitting depends on the style you select, and your DIY ability. The top-mount is the easiest to fit, and it can be dropped into the pre-cut hole, with the rim sitting on top of the worktop. The under-mounted model, where the rim is fitted underneath the worktop looks great, with solid worktops like granite, stone or marble. Apron front mounted sinks, slides into a section of a worktop, and are particularly appealing if you have chosen an old farmhouse style sink, with modern stainless steel material.
It is vital that you consider the size. Buying one that is too small or too large may, once again, mean altering the design and layout of existing units, and this means that you will have to pay considerably more than the cost of just buying the sink. If you want to upgrade from a single bowl to one and a half bowl or a double bowl design, though, it may be necessary to undertake this change as part of the installation process.
At QS Supplies, you can find sinks from all the materials. At our on-line store we stock a full range of products from Astracast, Rangemaster, Teka and other well-known brands in UK. These brands are proficient in manufacturing simple and minimalistic design. Offering high quality and immense durability, these brands are leaders in manufacturing kitchen applications.
You can also read our Professional guide on Buying & After Care of Kitchen Sinks by 21 Top Food Bloggers