What are kitchen sinks by type of installation?

In order to truly correctly choose a sink for the kitchen, the next step is to think about how to install it. Popular installation options are as follows:
Overhead sinks. They are put on top of the kitchen modules like a lid - this installation is quick and easy. But water can drain into the joints (therefore, wall boards are needed), and not all headsets are suitable for installation.
Flush sinks. For installation, a hole is cut out in the worktop, a bowl is inserted into it, while the edges rise above the work surface. Installation requires certain skills, although this is justified by the practicality of using such a sink and style.
Under-table sinks. For these models, a cutout is also made in the countertops, but the bowl is below the main level. This will ensure the hygiene of the sink and an interesting design, but the installation of this element is difficult, laborious, and therefore expensive.
Built-in sinks. They are also often called integrated: they are flush integrated into the work surface. It looks impressive (especially if the tabletop is really large), but joining the edges takes a lot of time.


What material to choose a sink for the kitchen?

Which sink is better for the kitchen: stainless steel or artificial stone? Or is it worth looking for a model made from natural materials? There is no definite answer. Therefore, remember the advantages and disadvantages of each option:
Stainless steel sink. The sinks made of steel are durable and reliable. Although the latter depends on the thickness - be guided by a model with walls of at least 0.8-1 mm, ideally 2 mm (although the price is higher). Thick steel keeps the sink from playing and holds the large kitchen faucet securely in place. Minus: drops and stains are visible on the metal, and it is scratched - especially if the surface is glossy or matte (therefore, rough stainless steel is better). And steel sinks are very noisy when water falls on them - it is worth buying a model with a sound-absorbing substrate underneath.
Sink made of artificial stone. Such sinks are called composite - because they are composed of many components: marble chips, quartz sand, pigment, acrylic resin, etc. They are united by their common merits. Artificial stone is durable, dirt and drops are not visible on it, it is easy to clean, absorbs the sound of falling water, does not absorb odors and is diverse in design. But there are also disadvantages. Firstly, a trace of incandescent dishes may remain on the stone. Second, it can stain from foods like beets. Thirdly, such sinks are very expensive.
Granite kitchen sinks. In fact, it is also a composite material, but it is based on granite chips. It will provide the shell with maximum strength: it is not afraid of strong impacts and is very wear-resistant. True, it depends on the proportion of granite: ideally, it should be about 80%. In addition, the pluses include the ease of caring for such a sink and its design: refined and solid. As for the shortcomings, they are quite expected. First, high price is the most expensive option. Second: due to the high weight of the granite sink (for large models it exceeds 20 kg!), It is quite difficult to mount it.

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