Bathroom sinks come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Not only the appearance, but also the material affect the style & practicability of your bathroom. What your bathroom sink is made of can affect its maintenance, durability, and, of course, style. From clay to woods to glass, understand the benefits of the different types of materials available for your bathroom sinks.
Ceramic is a type of pottery made of clay and hardened by heat. They are normally made by taking mixtures of clay, powders, and water, shaping them into form and firing in a high temperature oven, or Kiln.
Extremely strong surface that is resistant to scratching, chipping and impacts , which makes them able to withstand the rigors of everyday use.
Maintenance & Clear
Ceramic is particularly hard, smooth, and completely sealed. Therefore, dirt is unable to penetrate the surface of the sink. This makes cleaning and maintenance extremely easy; simply wiping off dirt and dust with a soft dry cloth is adequate for daily cleaning. For a more thorough cleaning, we recommend using a gentle all-purpose cleaning product and a soft sponge or cloth.
If you have a hand-painted or glazed ceramic sink, clean with a non-abrasive cleaner. Do not use bristle brushes or abrasive sponges, as they may damage the decorative surface. Do not let cleaners soak on the surface of your sink. Rinse and wipe with a soft dry cloth after use and cleaning to prevent soap buildup.
Stone sinks are carved from a single block of stone. Each block of stone has its own distinctive traits including color variation, veining, minor pits, and flecks of minerals.
Some sinks are completely shaped and polished, while other stone sinks are left with unfinished features for dramatic contrast.
Each stone sink is created under natural conditions, making it entirely unique and be individual works of art. Natural stone sinks range in color and characteristics, which add upscale feeling to your bathroom design.
Maintenance & Clear
Because most stone is porous, it is important to take special care of your sink to protect against harmful substances. Upon receiving your sink, seal with Sealer. To retain your sink’s natural shine, reseal your sink once or twice a year. When installing your sink, carefully use silicone to seal the drain and use extra caution to keep the silicone away from the exposed sink area. Oil-based sealers or plumber’s putty should never be used on a natural stone sink. These products will stain the stone if applied near the surface of the polished basin.
We recommend that you regularly clean your natural stone sink with a mild dish detergent or stone cleaner. After each use, wipe the basin dry with a soft cloth. Do not allow mineral deposits such as iron, salt, lime, or soap to build up on your sink. Refrain from using acidic household cleaners, wipes with harsh chemicals, or abrasives, as these will damage stone.
Stainless Steel Sink
Stainless steel resists bacteria and germs, and are able to withstand the tough scrubbing. Additionally, this type of sink can be paired with most countertop materials because of its sleek color and look.
Stainless steel sinks are handcrafted from heavy gauge stainless steel and are extremely durable,resistant to corrosion and staining, but can be scratched or scuffed when not cared for properly.
Maintenance & Clear
To maintain the condition of your stainless steel sink, simply clean daily with mild soap and warm water, and wipe the entire surface dry with a dry, clean, soft cloth after each use. Keep sink free of any standing water to prevent the buildup of mineral deposits that can affect the appearance of your sink. Because iron particles often develop rust spots in stainless steel surfaces, do not leave steel cookware or utensils on the surface of the sink for long periods of time. Do not use cleaners containing acids, harsh chemicals, or abrasives. Use a Stainless Steel Scratch-B-Gone Kit to remove minor scratches and maintain the beauty of your stainless steel fixture.
This stone-like material is made of a poly-resin blend, known as “man-made stone” Resin is solid and consistently colored throughout. Because it can be cast into nearly any form or size, resin sinks and tubs are available