Ceramic kitchen sinks: sleek and bulletproof
With the advent of the modern era and modern production methods, ceramic kitchen sinks were gradually phased out in favor of cheaper and easier to produce stainless steel products. “Hang on Steel is used in many applications to be bulletproof, what is the problem with your title, huh?” Stainless steel sinks are generally thin, noisy, and scratch and stain more easily than a ceramic kitchen sink; Plus, everyone has a stainless steel sink, who wants to be like everyone else?
Okay, now I may have exaggerated a bit. Chances are, any ceramic kitchen sink you end up buying isn’t ballistic rated. HOWEVER, IT WILL BE EXTREMELY STRONG. Like any other pottery, ceramic kitchen sinks are made by mixing clays, fillers and fluxes during a firing process and then applying white or colored glazed finishes that are chemically and physically fused with the clay. As a finished product, ceramic kitchen sinks have an EXTREMELY hard and scratch resistant surface (think some of your best silverware), they are resistant to fading, staining (have you ever been able to stain one of your dishes? ), Burns and even solvents. and acids.
In addition to being manufactured in various shapes, ceramic kitchen sinks also come in various designs that can be divided into two different categories; Auto rimming (or top mount), Y Bottom mount (or bottom mount). The two separate types are self-explanatory; A self-rimmed ceramic kitchen sink will simply fall into a rough cut hole of the correct size or slightly larger with the rim around the outside, making professional installation a breeze. However, installing a bottom mount ceramic kitchen sink would be somewhat more difficult. In this situation, the countertop material will make the edge of the sink, so the cut and finish must be very precise and neat. Unfortunately, no matter how precise, there will always be a slight difference between the sink opening and the countertop material, and an exact and flush match is almost impossible, so it is preferable to leave an edge or a small overhang; otherwise good silicone help is needed. to be applied, retracting a bit from the otherwise unique and elegant finish.
Some of the most common designs for ceramic kitchen sinks are; Vessel Sinks, Prep Sinks, Farmer Sinks Y Channel sinks. Usually found in the bathroom, the edge or edge of the sink of a container always proud of the countertop, it often looks more like a large bowl on the countertop (although sometimes semi-recessed), than a real sink, which attracts a lot of attention. Prep sinks are perhaps the most modern use of an old idea. Named as such due to its specific intention of use (and additional prep area), a prep sink is usually half a sink or smaller, but just the “bowl” itself, more similar to the size of a sink usually found. in a bathroom. . Great for ultra-modern kitchens where almost everything is dishwasher safe, or all prepared meals are simple and don’t require anything large to wash by hand, a prep ceramic kitchen sink offers more counter space, a place to chill wine and wash your hands.
A farmer’s ceramic kitchen sink is typically a deep, rectangular sink that would look more like a laundry sink to most. Typically ending at the top with little to no edge or lip to speak of, farmhouse sinks were named after the same type of sink that their design was modeled on; a sink typically found in farmhouses. The sinks are named after what a large number of animals might find eating; that’s right, a trough. The sinks are very long and often much thinner than a standard sink, allowing more than one person to use it comfortably at the same time.
Most ceramic kitchen sinks these days are made of iron or resin and then coated with ceramic, which means they are lighter and easier to assemble than a solid one. If you are using a solid ceramic kitchen sink, make sure the bench or countertop is strong enough to support its weight, and be wary of the shape of the sink as they can become distorted during the cooking process. However, one thing is for sure, a ceramic sink, modern or traditional, will add a touch of class and individuality to any kitchen.