Kitchen sinks are where your cooking really begins and finally ends! From washing vegetables and fruit to finally cleaning that load of dirty dishes, pans and pots, this part of your kitchen is certainly used. Then it is imperative to spend some thought on its choice.
Why choose a ceramic kitchen sink?
With so many options available, one can easily get confused. Ceramic kitchen sinks (sponsored link) are an easy choice if you really don’t want too much fuss over price, cleaning and maintenance. Ceramic kitchen sinks are also known as glass china sinks. They are made of material that undergoes intense heat during its manufacturing process. Color and design are also baked in during this manufacturing process.
Ceramic kitchen sinks are quite durable and tough. They have a hard, non-porous finish that makes them easy to maintain and clean. Although they do not require intense cleaning, harsh cleaning liquids should be avoided to keep the brilliant appearance intact. Heavy and very hard materials should not be thrown carelessly into the sink to avoid splashing on the surface.
There are quite a few colors to choose from; so you can easily match it with the color of your kitchen. You don’t have to worry about rust etc as the material is homogeneous.
Factors to consider while making your choice
While choosing a sink for the kitchen, make sure that the material is durable and long lasting. You should choose a ceramic kitchen sink over other materials only if you are sure about its compatibility with the kitchen design. If you have a rustic style kitchen, you definitely don’t want a ceramic sink. A natural stone sink would be a better fit.
A ceramic kitchen sink is more suitable for a contemporary kitchen style. Likewise, choose the color according to the rest of your kitchen’s color scheme. Do not choose too bright and bright colors for the sink as they attract unwanted attention. For example, a dark red ceramic kitchen sink in the middle of lemon yellow or pearl white kitchen walls draws attention like a red apple on a white china dish! So avoid such options.
As is the case with all other types of kitchen sinks, it is important to choose the right fit for the countertop hole. Otherwise you may have to go through an unnecessary exchange process or even unwanted cabinet work. You can get a guide from a local kitchen hardware store or search the Internet for various models, colors and sizes available.
Have your own ceramic kitchen sink
Single and double bowl capacities are available in the market (sponsored link) and you have to choose one that suits your need and budget. Small kitchens cannot easily afford the luxury of double bowl sinks as much as large kitchens can. So also consider your space requirements while making a choice of your ceramic kitchen sink.
Undermount ceramic kitchen sinks are relatively lighter compared to a natural stone or granite sink. However, an undermount ceramic kitchen sink is still heavier compared to a stainless steel sink. Therefore the installation needs to be solid and strongly supported from below. If you are not comfortable or confident installing the ceramic undermount kitchen sink yourself, you can always consider having the contractor install it for you.
White ceramic kitchen sinks are the most common. They can hide water marks very well but are prone to show colored stain from food item. Also, a white ceramic kitchen sink needs regular cleaning. Compared to this, a black ceramic kitchen sink is much easier to clean and maintain. It can sometimes show dried water marks but can easily hide colored stains.