Kitchen Sinks: Choosing the Right Material

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When you’re remodeling, you have to make a lot of big decisions in a very short amount of time, so it’s best to learn what you can ahead of time. Your Colorado kitchen will need a new sink, and we’ve put together a guide to sink materials.

Stainless Steel

Appropriate for a wide range of kitchen styles, this budget-friendly sink is one of the most popular options on the market. Stainless steel comes in a variety of gauges (thicknesses)—the thicker the gauge, the less likely it is to dent and make noise. This material is prone to showing water stains and scratches, however, so a brushed or satin finish might be more appropriate than a mirrored finish.

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Composite Granite

A composite granite sink is composed of crushed granite is held together by resin. This helps reduce the maintenance and durability issues that you would have with real granite. There are limited issues with scratches, and the darker hues hide food buildup the easiest. While extremely durable, this sink has been known to crack in transit, so inspect it carefully before installation.

Fireclay

Perfect for anyone wanting a white sink. Formed from clay fired at high heat, this material is highly scratch-, stain, and chip resistant.

Cast Iron

Another great choice for a white sink. While cast iron is durable, easy to clean, and unlikely to show water spots, it’s also very heavy. This can make the installation process difficult, particularly in the case of undermount sinks that require additional support.

Natural Stone

If you’re planning on installing a stone countertop, you may want to consider the seamless look of a natural stone sink to match. This is on the higher end of the price spectrum, but the aesthetics are like no other. Talk to a remodel expert about the stone’s propensity to stain—some stones are more porous than others and may develop a patina over time.

Visit Our Design Centers

Niron Depot has it all—including the kitchen sink! Visit our Design Center and see what we have in stock for your kitchen remodel. Our experts can help you find the right sink to match your style.