It’s safe to say that sinks are a necessity in the kitchen, assuming you want to do washing up in there. The right sink can make all the difference in a bland kitchen and really set off the look. With Plumbworld’s wide range of top quality kitchen sinks there’s, something to suit everyone’s requirements and all kitchen designs. Not only is the wide range backed by a quality guarantee, but many of the sinks also include innovative features to ensure they’re suitable for even the most modern of kitchens. Different styles also allow sinks to blend seamlessly into the work surface or contrast and stand out if you so desire.
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Whilst kitchen sinks are a necessity, that doesn’t mean you should go out and buy anything just because it’s required. Otherwise you may end up with an inferior quality sink from a less than reputable manufacturer which will only cost you more in the long run when you have to replace it. That’s why you should buy sensibly and consider all your options first:
Bowl Style: Sinks whilst uniform do come with a variety of different bowl styles. These range from the most common single bowl and 2 bowl installations to in-between variations that include half bowls. These are often referred to as 1.5 bowl and 2.5 bowl sinks – make sure you buy to suit your needs.
Construction Material: Kitchen sinks are usually made from one of two main materials; stainless steel or ceramics. Both of which have their own benefits in regards to cleaning, durability and scratch resistance which we’ve detailed below; but it ultimately comes down to a matter of preference. Regardless of choice, you can rest assured that all purchases from Plumbworld are quality guaranteed for both stainless steel and ceramic models.
Belfast: The majority of sinks are considered to be top-mounted which simply sit in holes that have been cut in the countertop with the help of templates. Belfast sinks on the other hand are a specific type of sink that are set into the work surface and are most often found in kitchens that have a traditional feel to them. The upside of a Belfast sink is the depth which is usually considerably larger than that of regular top mounted sink, allowing dishes and various other items to be washed with ease. A Belfast sink provides a much stronger finish than a regular sink because it is installed to sit flush with the units underneath the work surface rather than cutting out a hole and resting on the side of it. But at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference and many people will prefer the contemporary look and feel of a top-mounted sink.
*Ceramic is a likeness to the finish of the sink and not the base material used in production which is actually called Fragranite