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    Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 10:55:24 AM
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    Hello Friends,

    I am replacing my kitchen sink and I'm undecided as to stainless steel or acrylic. It needs to be a drop in sink as I have formica counter-tops. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance
    William Hayden
    Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 10:55:24 AM
    Posted: Monday, November 05, 2012 5:25:34 AM
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    Hello Community,

    The sink is considered the workhorse of the kitchen area. Sinks are where dishes are rinsed and cleaned, and where food is washed and prepared. Finding a sink that matches up with the decor of the kitchen will make the room attractive and functional.

    1. Stainless Steel: Stainless steel is one of the most popular types of kitchen sinks. Stainless steel withstands staining, heat and heavy usage. Stainless steel is easy to clean and polishes up with an ammonia-based cleaner.

    2. Copper: Copper is a popular type of sink in European or Tuscan kitchens. Over time, copper develops a greenish blue patina that adds character and charm.

    3. Acrylic: Acrylic is a type of kitchen sink that resists scratching, stains and is durable for heavy-duty kitchen use. Acrylic sinks are available in a variety of colors.

    4. Granite: Granite kitchen sinks are unique in that the sinks are usually formed within countertops. There is generally no trim or hard-to-reach grooves with granite sinks.

    5. Cast iron: Cast iron sinks are designed for heavy-duty kitchens, including commercial facilities in which the sink is used several times throughout the day. Cast iron is one of the strongest water-holding vessels, and resists dents and scratches.

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    John Marrison Smile

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    Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:06:23 AM
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    Hello Community Members,

    There are three main types of sink; Inset, UnderMount and Ceramic. The style is a completely personal choice.

    1. Inset - these sinks are the conventional type of sink, fixed into place with the rim of the sink overlapping the worktop. They come in the widest variety of styles and types. You can get everything from a 1 bowl to a three bowl sink, including different drainer options.

    2. Under-mount - these sinks are designed to be fitted to granite and solid wood worktops. They are fixed to the underneath of the worktop so there is a smooth finish. These materials are used because they are or can be made waterproof. They can't be used with standard for-mica work surfaces.

    3. Ceramic - these sinks are the traditional white ceramic sinks, the most recognisable type is the Belfast sink with sluice style overflow. These days' Ceramic sinks come in inset, under-mount and the more traditional Belfast Styles. Ceramic inset sinks fit into the worktop like a traditional stainless steel inset sink, and have a strainer style waste. Ceramic Undermount sinks fit under the worktop and provide an alternative to traditional under-mount stainless steel sinks. They look especially stunning set in a black granite worktop. Belfast Sinks are the traditional ceramic sink, but now come with strainer style wastes, these require support brackets or a frame to mount them on. They are usually found in traditional Farmhouse style kitchens.

    Best Regards,
    Matin John Smile

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    Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 5:26:56 AM
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    Hello Guys,

    Single-bowl Kitchen Sink: This mainly consists of a single large sink and is a great option for kitchens with limited space. It is deeper as compared to other sinks and hence is very apt for those people who use a lot of large pots and pans. Apart from being used for kitchen purposes, it can be sued as a bar sink or as a second sink as well, within the vicinity of the kitchen.

    Double-bowl Kitchen Sink: To allow more flexibility at the workplace, dual sinks or double bowl sinks are very convenient and handy. This can be either two bowls of the same size or one of the bowls slightly larger than the other. This is particularly useful if more than one person need to work at the sink within the same kitchen space. It is mainly because of its versatile nature that this form of sink is very popular with households and large families.

    Triple-bowl Kitchen Sink: This type of sink is mainly meant for large families and is multiple task-oriented. The usual form of such a sink consists of two large bowls on the sides and one smaller one at the center, meant for the disposal of garbage. Just like the double sinks, this allows versatility and working space within the sink, as there is ample space for two to three people to work simultaneously.

    Gourmet Sink: If you are looking for something trendy and stylish to upgrade your kitchen sink, then the gourmet sink is what you should be using for your kitchen. This form of sink has become very popular, particularly in recent years and is widely available commercially. It comes in different patterns and finishes and will add a chic look to your kitchen. This sink is particularly useful if you are a chef and need specific features in your sink.

    Self Rimming Sinks: The self rimming sink is very easy to install and can be easily replaced without damaging the countertop of your kitchen. The typical characteristics of this form of kitchen sink include a rolled and finished edge or rim.

    Bar Sink: This is also referred to as a prep sink or an entertainment sink and is quite small in size, as compared to a traditional kitchen sink. The sink is very apt for adding to a finished basement, media room or anywhere you entertain, so that you don’t have to run to the kitchen every time you need something.

    Thanks and Regards
    Michael Earl

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    Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 9:11:43 AM
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    Granite sink is really good. It looks beautiful and is durable. It actually adds beauty to the interior of your kitchen.

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    Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:03:40 PM
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    Silestone sinks look really good. The fabricators bond these sinks to your worktop with is of the same material and colour. They are also stain resistant and carry anti- bacterial properties which is always a help in the kitchen!

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    Posted: Monday, February 04, 2013 6:02:32 AM
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    There are so many different kind of kithen sinks are available in various sizes. Composite sinks are the best sink products whcih provide the ultimate superiority when it comes to scratch,heat,and chip resisitance. Heat resistance to 535 degrees fahrenheit,busy cooks need not worry about hot pans maring the sink's surface.
    Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:03:03 PM

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    Kitchen sinks plays a key role in kitchen. There are various types of kitchen sinks like Stainless Steel, Cast-iron, Composite granite, Solid surface, Fire clay and Acrylic.

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