There will be many choices that you will need to make for your new Parry Custom Home and choosing sinks will be one of them. This used to be a simple choice, but now there are many varieties to pick from. Do you want a farmhouse sink? Did you know if you choose this type of sink that they weigh around 150 and needs a wider girth? Or that sinks come in a variety of colors, they can be under mount or over mount. These are just a few of the choices you will need to answer when the time comes. There are pros and cons in the material that you can choose from for your sink. Here is a list of material used in the manufacturing of sinks and what makes them a positive or negative choice.
Concrete: Concrete sinks can be integrated with the countertops; there are many options for color, shape and inlay, but the surface is porous, so coffee and citrus juices can stain the surface.
Enameled Cast Iron: This is available in crisp whites and lots of colors. It resists scratches and retains heat. The downfall is that it is heavy, chips, shows stains and is hard on dishes.
Enameled Steel: Available in many colors, it is also affordable and lighter than cast iron. It is; however, thin, prone to flexing and chipping. It is not recommended with garbage disposals because it noisily vibrates.
Fire Clay: This product has the look of cast iron and is durable, glossy and low-maintenance. It is limited in sizes and colors. It also can chip, is hard on dishes, is expensive and there is a wait time since it has to be imported.
Soapstone: Here’s a product that can handle pots and pans, it retains heat and is moderately easy to maintain. Two downfalls of this product are that it is expensive and also scratches.
Solid Surfaces: Here is another product that can be integrated with the countertop or a drain board. It is durable and stain resistant. Another bonus is that scratches and burns can easily be sanded out. It also comes in a wide range of colors. There are not a lot of cons with this product. Although it must be installed by a professional and hot pans can burn it.
Stainless Steel: This product is timeless. It is durable and easy to clean. If you choose a thinner gauge it is more affordable, but a thicker gauge will resister water spots and dents.
These are just some of the materials available for sinks. We hope that this has helped you as you make your design choices for you Parry home.
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