While sinks top the list as the most-used item in your kitchen and bathroom, what do you really know about them? Which materials are the most stain- or scratch-resistant for bathrooms? Which kitchen sinks perform better when handling the abuse of hot pans or pots coming straight from your stove? Which sinks will resist chipping? Not all sinks are created equal.
When it comes to sinks, whether for shape or style—or for a kitchen, bathroom, or utility room—stainless steel is a good material to go with.
About Stainless Steel Sinks
Compared to sink materials such as iron, porcelain, stone, or composite, stainless steel is relatively lightweight. However, it’s available in a variety of thicknesses, so stainless steel sinks can vary in weight. The gauge of steel used in the manufacturing process dictates its weight and durability—for instance, a 23-gauge model will dent or scratch more easily than a model with a gauge of 18.
One great feature available for stainless steel sinks is sound-deadening technology. Many kitchen and bathroom stainless steel sinks are noisy, but there are solutions for this. Models that offer sound-shielding padding underneath the bowl will reduce the deafening clanging of pots and pans during dishwashing, while other sinks feature special sound-diminishing under-sink spray coatings.
Here are some of the other reasons stainless steel sinks so popular, especially for the kitchen:
Because of the variety of stainless steel sink sizes, styles, and finishes, it is easy to find the perfect fit for your kitchen or bathroom. Not only are stainless steel sinks attractive and durable, but many feature styles without rims or seams, providing a modern, sleek appearance that complements popular commercial-style appliances, cabinetry, and counter finishes.
The number one advantage of stainless steel sinks is that they are cleaner and more hygienic than other types of sinks. Seamless sinks (like stainless steel) eliminate cracks and crevices likely to harbor grime or bacteria and help keep crumbs at bay. Under-mounted stainless steel sinks are appealing to homeowners because they provide a beautiful, seamless, easy-to-clean transition between the sink and countertop.
Stainless Steel Sinks in Delaware
Because stainless steel products and manufacturing techniques are so versatile today, a stainless steel kitchen or bathroom sink may be the best choice for your new bathroom or kitchen remodeling project. With the wide variety of applications, finishes, styles, and models, you will find the perfect one for your needs—and Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center can help with that.