What distinguishes a handcrafted sink? We’ll begin by discussing the various production procedures for kitchen sinks. The most common type of kitchen sink is the pressed sink, which is made by pressing a single sheet of stainless steel into a preset shape, resulting in a variety of shapes, lengths, and bowl combinations.
The act of hand-forming the sink and welding the corners gives handmade sinks their name. As a result of this procedure, the basin has tight radius corners and straight lines throughout. The ultimate result has a professional or industrial appearance, which is a big difference from a pressed sink’s smooth curves.
Choosing a material for your sink is one of the most important decisions you will make.
Here are some tips to make that decision a little easier.
Stainless steel sinks provide an elegant look to any kitchen no matter the style. These are the most universal option when choosing a sink for your kitchen. This finish often coordinates with the rest of your appliances, giving the space a cohesive look.
The warm tone of copper sinks makes them an eye-catching addition to your bar or kitchen island. Pure copper sinks come either molded or welded, and are one of the most high-maintenance options for sinks as they need to be polished regularly to avoid patina.
Quartz composite sinks are both elegant and incredibly durable. They are heat, scratch, and chip resistant. They come in an array of color options, making it easy to coordinate the sink with any cabinet and countertop. This material has a more traditional and timeless style.
Fireclay sinks add a unique old school farmhouse style to any kitchen. Classic and durable fireclay sinks take advantage of modern technology allowing porcelain to be backed at very high temperatures creating an additional resistance to chipping and breaking.