We are thinking about replacing a worn laminate kitchen counter with Corian.
Next item up for review is the sink. Currently have a porcelain enamel
coated sink which we're not fond of. It's hard to keep clean & scratches
link nobody's business.
We do not want a Corain sink and are considering a high quality stainless or
Any opinions based on experience?
I just had Silestone counters installed and a new Pegasus Graphite sink.
I like it a lot. We had a stainless steel sink previously and I like
this one much better. We bought the whole package at Home Depot.
Stainless, but make sure you look at various brands and price levels.
There's a reason the cheap ones are cheap. And, get a bigger one than you
initially think you need. There's ALWAYS some large pot or pan or serving
platter that won't fit the sink. Pay attention to the rigidity of the sink's
deck - where the faucet mounts. As minerals build up in the neck of the
faucet (where it pivots), it will become harder to move back & forth. If the
deck is too thin, moving the faucet back & forth can cause the base to lift
up slightly from the rubber seal. That will allow water to drip underneath
and you'll end up with a mess in the cabinet below.
Look also at sound deadening coatings on the various models. Some have none
I just put a new one in for a friend. She bought come sort of composite
material. It is black and I had to knock out the holes for the taps etc.
The holes are pre scored on the bottom. From the look of what I knocked out
it looked like some sort of concrete reinforced with fiberglass mesh. It is
also deeper than a normal sink. Next time I need a sink I am going to get
this one. It is great. Doesn't scratch any water spots are hidden by the
color and it always looks new.
Sounds like the one I put in - Pegasys (sp?), it's a granite composite.
It is nice and deep! However, due to the (very fine, but still there)
texture, and the (black) color, it does seem to hang on to stuff like
paint, and water marks show - so it's a bit hard to keep perfectly
spotless. It's done very well in terms of heat resistance, and seems
less brittle (glass-breaking) than porcelain sinks I've used.
Just my $0.02,
I went with an solid surface counter top and attached sink. Looked great!
Preformed like merde!
I cleaned out my ionic breeze and the carbon fines stained the sink. Full
strength Simple green got it out.
Could not keep the counter top and sink clean for more than an few hours.
Showed very spot and ALL of the dust.
I had hard water so that was another issue.
Good luck and may your results be better.
I will stick to stainless for ever now.
Stainless is the most practical, we went with a double sink with a side
piece as well. Go the Elkay web site and look at selections. We keep a
stainless dish drainer in the deeper sink. Makes it easy to pile up pots
and pans after washing. Be sure to get a faucet shaped like and upside down
U, much better for big pots etc. Finally make sure the sink is 18 gauge not
20 gauge as many of the cheaper ones are.
And, make sure the faucet does not reach to far toward you, in terms of the
distance from the mounting spot to some point on the opposite site. I just
moved into this house, and the faucet reaches almost 80% of the way across
the sink. Ridiculous. It's forever getting in the way.
I have a composite undermount sink and have been very happy with it for 3
years is cleans up well and the disposal is very quiet stainless seems to
make the disposal noisier. I went with a large DEEP single sink I don't see
any value in a double sink myself.
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