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SINKS AND THEIR FEATURES

Today I have prepared another overview to help you build your dream home. As such, a kitchen should not only look beautiful, but it should also be practical and easy to maintain. Nowadays we are offered many products, so sometimes it is not quite easy to decide what is best for our needs.

 

SINK TYPES

STAINLESS STEEL

Abrasion resistance: Abrasion resistance

Maintenance: More demanding in terms of limescale formation.

Resistance: Excellent against high temperatures and chemicals.

Attractiveness: In recent years, stainless steel sinks have become less used.

GRANITE

Abrasion resistance: Highly durable material that is very difficult to scratch.

Maintenance: Easy as there is very little chance of limescale formation.

Resistance: Excellent against high temperatures and chemicals.

Attractiveness: In recent years, granite sinks have become a favourite as granite is considered a quality and strong material. It is modern and has a very timeless design.

CERAMIC

Abrasion resistance: Highly durable material that does not scratch easily, but if a heavy object is thrown into the sink, it can crack.

Maintenance: Easy, as the ceramic surface is easy to wash and limescale is not so prone to form on the ceramic.

Resistance: Excellent against high temperatures and chemicals.

Attractiveness: Ceramic sinks are not very common. They have thick material and are noisy when in contact with other ceramic or porcelain dishes. However, their design is timeless and elegant.

TECTONITE

Abrasion resistance: Durable material that does not scratch easily, is lightweight and impact resistant. A tectonite sink, however, is more prone to abrasion than a granite sink.

Maintenance: Easy, as there is very little chance of limescale formation.

Resistance: Excellent against high temperatures, up to 300°C in the short term. It also withstands chemicals and acids in food quite well.

Attractiveness: Tectonite sinks are very attractive due to their 100% recyclable material, and are thus becoming increasingly popular.

MADE OF ARTIFICIAL STONE AS PART OF THE WORKTOP

Abrasion resistance: Highly durable material that does not scratch easily, is solid and strong.

Maintenance: Easy as there is very little chance of limescale formation.

Resistance: Excellent against high temperatures and chemicals.

Attractiveness: A full sink worktop is not very common in terms of price, but it is a very elegant and timeless solution.

MY PICK

Whichever type of sink you choose, I recommend a pedestal sink that is mounted under the worktop, as sinks mounted above the worktop must be osilicated. In these cases, the silicone is very easy to destroy, peeling off over time and trapping dirt underneath. In addition, if you want to wipe down the worktop, this slight lifting creates an obstacle to, for example, easily sweeping up baking crumbs into the sink.