Both granite and composite sinks offer style. Both are heat resistant and scratch resistant, but which should you go for? Granite sinks tend to be more expensive than composite but offer a unique design. Composite sinks have a much more uniform look and are more resistant to watermarks, stains and chipping.
Granite sinks offer a unique design, style and are heat resistant. Look after it properly with annual sealing and good care, and it’ll also be resistant to scratching and stains. Granite sinks are heavy, though, so expect to add on extra supports that aren’t included.
Stainless steel sinks are the easiest to keep clean. A non-porous material that doesn’t hold onto food debris, and as its name suggests, is resistant to stains. They’re also effortless to wipe down and even sterilise.
Single bowl sinks are the most popular option. They’re basic and suit most kitchen designs. Although the most common finish is stainless steel due to its ease to clean and sterilise, they’re available range of other finishes.
Great for washing the dishes and rinsing some veg side-by-side, a double sink offers versatility in your kitchen. Taking up twice the space of a single bowl sink, they won’t suit every kitchen, but if you’re after somewhere to rinse off unwanted suds, consider a 1.5 bowl sink instead.
How you use a half bowl sink is up to you. They’re perfect for draining pots or rinsing items when the main sink is full. Or, add a waste disposal to the half sink so you can remove any scraps from your plates as you wash.
A 1.5 bowl sink gives you extra rinsing and waste space while the main sink is being used. Whether you’re rinsing suds off pots, ready for draining or pouring in waste liquid, they’re a convenient addition to your kitchen. You can even add a waste disposal to a half sink to give you somewhere to empty scraps as you wash.
A top-mount sink does just that. Fitted by dropping through your cut out in the worktop, the edge of a top-mount sink sits on top of your surface. An undermount sink is fitted from underneath and is attached to the underside of your worktop. If you’re looking for a cleaner, more minimal look, an undermount sink may be the option for you.
Leaving nowhere for dirt and grime to hide, eliminating a lip keeps your sink area clean, tidy and minimalist overall. An undermount sink is fitted to the underside of your worktop, meaning there’s nowhere for spills to gather or crumbs to sit, which in turn makes cleaning the area quick and easy. A stylish addition, an undermount sink offers functionality and a stunning finish.
There are several things you need to consider when buying a new kitchen sink.
Kitchen sinks come in all different shapes and sizes. When buying consider practicality and a sink which will suit your lifestyle.
The material of the sink should complement your kitchen design and enhance your kitchen. We have a wide range of the most popular materials available.
Ensure you have sufficient counter space available, check cut out dimensions provided.
Consider how the sink will fit into the worktop. An inset sink will sit on top of the counter and an undermount sink sits under the counter.