I'm remodeling my kitchen and have been looking at sinks. We have zeroed in
on the Acrylic and Cast Iron models. The acrylic sinks look nice and seem
to be quiet, what are the pros and cons of each? We now have a cast iron
sink that's 40 years old, had no problems, don't to but new problems.
I agree with that ----- now what is the difference or the pros and
cons of porcelain on steel vs cast iron?
(Other than similar sinks costing $190 for American Standard Enameled
steel or $472.50 for Kohler cast iron?
Cast is still king, for durabillity & longevity, followed by stainless.These
are good choices for "chefs" kitchen.You can go to various plastics for
light use or designer looks.
Another tip - try to get a tile in, surface or flush mount.Avoid a drop-in
if possible .Its a lot easier to clean up.
No one has mentioned Quartz composite sinks. These can be simple white or
colors or "designer" stone looks. 80% Quartz crystals and 20% acrylic resin.
These sinks look great and are hard as stone. They withstand any houshold
cleaner (including Comet & Ajax) and you won't stain it with tomato sauce or
Quarts composite sinks are far superior to scratch resistance and stains than
any other composite surface (including the designer solid surface sinks built
into various makers solid surface counter tops).
These sinks have the thickness of a cast iron sink, excellent sound damping and
superior heat retention.
Quartz composite sinks should not be confused with solid surface composit
materials or acrylic sinks. They allow for the designer looks of solid surface
composites with the wear and performance of cast iron.
Simply, the best of both worlds.
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