If you are considering buying a new sink, one of the first things you will want to do is determine the material from which you want it to be built. Keep reading to learn about some of the most popular options, and then contact Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service at (866) 261-3329 for professional sink installation.
First: Consider the Styles of Sinks
Before we get into the various materials from which a sink can be made, let us discuss the styles of sinks that might work for you. Do you want two basins, one for washing and one for rinsing, or do you want the single-basin farmhouse-style sinks that are very popular today? Would an undermount sink that mounts under the counter be better, or would you prefer the more common top mount or drop-in sink?
Do you want the sink in the corner to free up space? Or do you want it installed right in the middle of your counters? Or do you have a center island in which you can install the sink? These are just a few of the options available to you.
One of the most popular of all types of sinks is the stainless steel sink – and for a good reason. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are very durable. They rarely stain (as the name implies), and they are generally fairly light. As a bonus, they are fairly easy to install, though you will still need a professional plumber to handle that for you.
Porcelain Sprayed Cast Iron
Another durable option, porcelain sprayed cast iron sinks are very heavy, which makes them a poor choice for some kitchens. Note as well that they can chip, which can be difficult to repair. However, they are beautiful options that many people love. If you do choose this option, make sure that you avoid using a cleaner that is abrasive or you risk ruining the coating.
Granite and Quartz Composite Sinks
If you choose a granite or quartz composite sink, you are choosing a sink that is made out of crushed granite or quartz that was bound by resin. Both of these options are very strong and they are both very stylish. That said, they are also heavier than other sink options, which might require that you add structural support when installing it.
Do Not Try to Install Your Sink on Your Own
It can be tempting to save a few dollars by installing your own sink but we strongly advise against it. Even the smallest error can lead to leaks and other serious issues. When you invest in a quality sink, you want the peace of mind that it is built to last – and installed to do so.
You can trust Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Service to handle this for you. Contact us now at (866) 261-3329 to get started.