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Even if you rarely use it to wash in anymore, remember that the right sink is going to be great for rinsing out your fruits and vegetables, washing out your most delicate glassware, and soaking your largest baking trays overnight. There are a number of different factors that you want to keep in mind before you buy your sink to ensure that you have the one that is right for you. Keep these factors in mind when choosing the sink
How many bowls do you need?
You have an option of a single bowl, 1 ½ bowl, a double bowl, and a triple bowl model. While the size that you have available certainly dictates your options, you have to ask yourself what type of activities you are going to perform in the kitchen. Most people will go with the 1 ½ bowl, which allows them to prepare food and wash up at the same time.
What type of material?
Before you buy your sink, you will have to consider the materials when choosing the sink:
- Stainless steel – This is undoubtedly the most practical of all the different options. It also offers affordability and easy maintenance. If you are going for a traditional setting, some of the more modern designs may look out of place though.
- Stone composites – These are hardwearing and because they are non-porous, they are extremely hygienic. These give you a number of different options in terms of texture and colour.
- Synthetic – These come in a range of colours, are reasonably inexpensive, and far more durable than many of the other options available.
- Ceramic – Ceramic certainly has the ‘wow’ factor, but it is possible for these sinks to scratch and stain. You need to be extra careful with these types of sinks if you want them to last
Inset or undermounted?
You have more workspace with the undermounted sinks because they are fixed to the bottom of the worktop. While this does not provide you with a drainer, it does give an appealing, slick appearance. If you have laminate surfaces, these are a definite no-no because you cannot seal the edges. If you have a wood surface, the drop-in sinks or inset sinks are the easiest to fit.
The right sink installation
After you have found the right sink for you, it is important that you have the best possible sinks’ installation. Remember that it may seem appealing to save some money on installation costs now, but just ask yourself how much you will have to spend on repairing the flooding if you do not get everything right. That’s why it’s better to hire only renowned and professional contractors like Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing for the job.