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Which is the best sink for kitchens?

Blanco Silgranit sinks or heavy-gauge stainless steel sinks are great for kitchens. Silgranit sinks are easy to clean, do not easily stain, and really do look great.

What types of kitchen sinks are popular?

Currently, the most popular sink style is a single bowl sink in either a stainless steel or Silestone finish. Since single bowl sinks do not have dividers, they typically hold more water or dishes, but clearly do not allow you two different spots to lay dishes.

Which is better, a single or double kitchen sink?

Single sinks are the most popular at the moment. However, whether you want a single or double sink is completely up to you; that is, it is a completely personal preference.

What is the easiest kitchen sink to keep clean?

Blanco Silgranit sinks are easy to clean and keep clean. The sink can be cleaned with Dawn dish soap, and we recommend using a mineral oil after cleaning to help bring back the shine to the sink.

What is the most popular kitchen sink material?

Silgranit is the most popular sink material, and for good reason. They’re beautiful, easy to clean, resistant to staining,… And did we say they’re gorgeous?

Which is better, a stainless steel or granite sink?

This really comes down to personal preference, as both materials are solid choices. Whatever the style of your kitchen or bath, we’re sure we can find a sink to suit that style.

Do all stainless steel sinks scratch easily?

Yes, stainless steel sinks can definitely have scratches; however, a thicker or higher-quality stainless steel sink can stand up to more abuse or wear and tear.

Are granite sinks worth it?

Yes, they are beautiful, durable, and long-lasting if properly taken care of. We highly recommend a Blanco Silgranit sink if you’re in the market for a new sink. Off-brands are okay, but will be more susceptible to cracks and chipping.

Do quartz sinks crack?

Yes, quartz sinks can crack. It’s important not to unnecessarily drop items in your sink to avoid cracks or chips. Sometimes these chips or cracks can be repaired by a professional.

Can you pour boiling water into a composite sink?

Yes, composite sinks can withstand boiling water. There is no issue with pouring hot water down a granite, quartz, or solid surface sink.

What is the most durable material for a kitchen sink?

Stainless steel is the most durable, which is why we frequently see it used in investment properties. However, Blanco Silgranit sinks or other off-brand composite sinks are very durable and not to be dismissed.

Do granite sinks stain easily?

A high-quality granite sink will not stain. Regular cleaning and maintenance will also help to avoid stains. If your sink begins to dull, we recommend using mineral oil after cleaning to help bring back the shine to the sink.

Can I use bleach in my granite sink?

No, bleach will damage the sink material, removing some of its finish and making it more susceptible to staining. We recommend using dish soap, warm water, and a little old-fashioned “elbow grease” to keep your sink clean.

Can I use a magic eraser on a quartz sink?

Yes, a magic eraser is safe to use. We also recommend dish soap and warm water with a rag. Using a little “elbow grease” with these items will surely get your sink clean.

How long will a composite sink last?

A composite sink will last a very long time under normal use. Be sure to avoid dropping items into the sink from a high level, as this can chip or crack your sink.

Why is my black composite sink turning white?

Hard water spots will lead to white spots on a black sink. Regular cleaning may help to avoid this, and there are products on the market that may be able to assist with correcting this.

What is the difference between a farm sink and an apron sink?

There is no difference, just different names. Farmhouse sinks have recently become very popular in kitchen remodels or new builds and are a great option for those looking to freshen up their home.

What is the big deal about farmhouse sinks?

Farmhouse sinks have a very distinct look that is certainly in style today. Further, they are usually quite large and provide a homeowner with plenty of sink space.

What are the disadvantages of a farmhouse sink?

Farmhouse sinks, because of their size, are typically much more expensive than traditional sinks. Further, they typically require much more support and bracing to ensure they are properly installed. Be sure to have a professional install your farmhouse sink to avoid any issues in the long term.

Do farmhouse sinks chip easily?

It depends on the material the sink is made out of as to whether it chips easily or not. It’s always important to be careful with your sink. Dropping items from a high level risks cracking or chipping your sink, regardless of the style.

Do fireclay sinks crack easily?

They do not crack easily, but they can crack. As with any sink, it’s important not to drop items from a high level. Dropping items into your sink from a high point has the potential to crack or chip most sinks, regardless of the material or style.

Is a farmhouse sink worth it?

Farmhouse sinks are certainly in style, but whether a farmhouse sink makes sense for you is completely up to you. Some prefer the look of a farmhouse sink, while others prefer a more traditional composite or stainless steel sink.

Do farmhouse sinks need a special drain?

No, farmhouse sinks use a standard drain. Farmhouse sinks to require unique installation and extra support for a correct install. It’s important to have a professional install your sink to ensure the longevity of your sink, cabinets, and countertops.

How much overhang should a farmhouse sink have?

We normally go ⅜ inch inside the sink for the overhang, but this can be flexed for the look you desire.