Welcome to yet another blog from South London Kitchen and Bathroom fitters.
This time we’ll some useful information on choosing kitchen sink. We’ll talk about kitchen sink types, advantages and disadvantages.
Firstly, let’s take a look what kitchen sinks there are by fitting type.
- Inset kitchen sinks, as the name suggests fit in to the opening cut on kitchen worktop. This type of kitchen sinks can be with as well as without side drainer.
- Undermounted kitchen sinks – fit under the opening cut on kitchen worktop.
- Integrated kitchen sinks. This type of kitchen sinks is not very common and is usually found on stainless steel worktops.
- Belfast kitchen sinks. These are heavy and usually deep semi-exposed kitchen sinks.
Let’s start with most common stainless-steel sinks.
Now let’s have look what materials are used for each type of the kitchen sink.
Inset kitchen sinks can be made of Stainless steel, ceramic or composite material. When choosing stainless steel kitchen sink it is important to choose good quality one. You can find cheap kitchen sinks and taps on online market places, but don’t be tempted. In most cases these are thin, low quality items. These sinks can be single or double bowl, as well as with, or without side drainer.
Ceramic inset kitchen sinks are usually heavy, good quality items and can be with or without side drainer.
Composite inset kitchen sinks are the only sinks that come in variety of colours and can be single or double bowl, with or without side drainer.
Undermounted kitchen sinks can be made of stainless steel or composite material.
These sinks look better then inset ones, but cannot be used with laminated worktops.
Side drainer is usually formed on worktop surface by routing groves on preferred side of the sink.
Belfast sinks are heavy, ceramic, semi exposed sinks that can be one or two bowl. As with undermounted sinks it can not be used with laminated worktops and drainer is usually formed on worktop surface by routing groves on preferred side of the sink. This type of sink looks best with cottage style or traditional kitchen.
I hope that this blog will shed the light on to subject. If you still have any questions, please give a call to South London Kitchen and Bathroom fitters. We’ll be happy to assist you further.
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