Choosing The Best Sink For YouDeciding on the best material for your sink can be a tricky choice, as you want something to complement your interior scheme and one that suits your lifestyle. Although many use the dishwasher, the humble sink still plays a big role in contemporary kitchens. Your sink sees a fair amount of use, even if you feel as though you don’t use it a lot. There are a few elements to take into consideration when choosing a new sink, such as:
MeasurementsBefore you decide what sink you’d like for your kitchen, it’s important to take accurate measurements of the area in which you’d like to install it. If the sink is used occasionally and used for washing hands or drinking water, a single bowl will suffice – this is a particularly good option for areas short on space, such as a small bathroom. For bigger, heavy-duty kitchen sinks, striking a balance between being big enough for large cooking pots but not so big the sink takes ages to fill up is vital.
FittingCheck the product’s minimum cabinet size before deciding on a sink, as it may not fit properly in the place you want it. Some sinks will require a larger cabinet size than others.
Tap holesDepending on what sink you choose, you may need to accommodate for tap holes. Some sinks come with pre-drilled holes for the taps, but if it doesn’t, you’ll have to leave some room to mount a tap behind the sink.
UndercoatingEvery sink comes with an undercoating, which provides sound insulation to prevent your sink from making too much noise when you’re washing heavy crockery. It also prevents the build-up of condensation underneath your sink, which could lead to mould growth and other undesirable effects.
Sink choicesThere is a variety of sink materials to choose from, such as:
CeramicIf you’re looking for a more traditional style, ceramic will be the perfect choice for you. Ceramic is a robust, easy-to-clean option for kitchens, particularly for butler and Belfast sinks. Ceramic is sealed at a high temperature to fuse the glazed surface, making it a reliable feature of your kitchen. Ceramic has high durability, often lasting longer than the kitchen itself!
Stainless steelA highly popular choice, stainless steel sinks come in a huge variety of sizes, depths and shapes. Stainless steel is incredibly low-maintenance, as they are resistant to rust and corrosion, lasting for many years. Stainless steel sinks are cost-effective, too, so if you’re on a tight budget you’ll be able to save quite a few pounds if you opt for this sink. However, we highly recommend choosing a steel sink that has thicker stainless steel, as it reduces how much noise it produces and how susceptible it is to dents or scratches.
CompositeComposite sinks offer a modern twist to the kitchen, with a huge variety of styles and finishes to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. They offer superior resistance to heat, providing fantastic value for money. If you’ve got a composite sink, we highly recommend getting one to match with your worktop, to create a fluid style around your kitchen.
Touchstone Worktops have been the leading supplier of worktops and sinks in London and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. We’ve built a strong reputation by using and installing high-quality worktops and sinks with great customer service. For more information on our products and services, please get in touch with a member of our team.