The Easiest Way To Refresh The Look Of Your Kitchen
Do you plan to upgrade to a wider and more efficient double-bowl kitchen sink? Or are you planning to renovate your kitchen by installing new countertops, cabinets and a brand new kitchen sink?
After some years of using our kitchen, it tends to look drab and uninviting. The easiest and fastest way to perk up your kitchen is by installing a brand new kitchen sink.
We understand that the kitchen sink is an important part of any kitchen, which in turn is the pride of many homemakers. Hence whenever we undertake to install a new kitchen sink for our clients, we ensure that it is done like a masterpiece for the kitchen.
Single Bowl vs Double Bowl Sinks
Single bowl sinks are usually compact and useful if your available workspace is small. One large single bowl sink is good for washing large items like oven trays, big soup pots or even a pail.
The double bowl sink is used in most kitchens these days due to the flexibility it offers. You may opt for two equally-sized bowls of the same depth, or of different depths, or you may choose two unequal size bowls.
Top-Mount vs Under-Mount Sinks
The Top-Mount (Self-Rimming) sink sits in a fitting hole in the countertop and suspended by the rim. The rim forms a seal with the top of the countertop when the sink is clamped securely from the bottom.
The Under-Mount (Bottom-Mount) sink is mounted underneath the countertop. The edge of the countertop is exposed at the hole where the sink sits; hence the hole must be nicely cut. The sink is then clammed from below.
For both kinds of sink, silicone is used as a waterproof joint between the sink and the countertop. The joint needs to be perfectly done to ensure no leakage and to provide a seamless, smooth sink-to-countertop transition so that it does not trap dirt and germs.
Select sinks that are practical and suit your needs. Your selected sink should also blend in and be appropriate for your countertop. Once you have selected your sink, you will want to ensure that it is installed to perfection. This is where you need to call in the experts for professional sink installation.
Our plumbers are all licensed, well trained and highly experienced. You may like to know that our installation comes with a 3-month warranty; and we will rectify any problems related to our installation at no additional costs to you.
Common Sink Materials
Sinks can be made from various materials.
- Stainless Steel is commonly used for the kitchen sink, as it is known to be durable and inexpensive. Such sinks are also not easily damaged by hot or cold objects, and are stain-resistant. However they can scratch more easily and tend to show water spots more clearly.
- Porcelain- or Enamel-Over Cast Iron is another popular material for kitchen sinks. They come in various styles, shapes and colors. They can resist cold and hot objects but can be damaged by strong impacts from heavy objects. Additionally, the enamel or porcelain can chip, causing the exposed cast iron to rust quickly.
- Composite sinks are made by combining crushed granite or quartz with a resin filler. These sinks are tough and highly resistant to stains and scratching.
- Fireclay or Ceramic sinks are generally more durable than cast iron ones, but they tend to be more expensive too.