The sink is a widely used and indispensable part of every kitchen. You need it to do the dishes, to rinse vegetables and fruit or simply to wash your hands. But what kind of sink should you choose from the large selection? Here you will find a clear overview of many chosen materials, installation options and formats. With the Swiss Interior renovation packages you can find the best deal now.
Suitable Materials For A Sink
Both aesthetic and practical reasons play a role in choosing the right sink. The material must firstly match the look of the kitchen and secondly be as resistant as possible. Stainless steel and ceramics meet these requirements best and are therefore often placed in kitchens.
Stainless steel has a contemporary look and can easily be combined with other materials such as wood, composite and natural stone. A stainless steel sink is strong (no cracks or cracks) and will last a lifetime under normal use. It is resistant to high temperatures and easy to clean. It is a bit more scratch-sensitive than ceramic and the glossy surface makes limescale or grease stains visible earlier.
Ceramic sinks have a typical look and feel, which makes them stand out well in both modern interiors and rural interiors. Ceramic has several advantages, it is available in different colors, it is scratch-resistant, heat-resistant and easy to clean. Be careful not to drop any hard, heavy objects into the sink because there is a chance that a piece of glaze will come off the top layer or that a crack will appear.
Surface-Mounted, Built-In Or Under-Built Sink?
There are three ways in which a sink can be attached: superstructure, installation (flush mounting) and substructure.
This is the simplest way of assembly where the raised edge of the sink rests on the work surface. The disadvantage of this system is that the edge remains visible and that the water cannot easily be swept from the worktop into the sink.
Nowadays, the majority of the kitchen opts for a built-in sink. The edge of the sink sinks into the worktop, creating a flat finish between the sink and the worktop. This makes it easier for you to keep your kitchen clean.
There is a substructure when the entire sink is mounted under the worktop. Since the recess in the worktop remains visible, this method of installation is mainly used for the more luxurious solid materials such as natural stone and Corian. The loss of space on the worktop is minimal and it is easy to clean.
Different Sizes Of Sinks
The ideal size of the sink depends on the size of the worktop and the way you will use the kitchen. A single sink usually works fine, but if cooking is really your hobby, a one and a half sink or double sink will be more pleasant and functional. Do you not have a dishwasher? Then opt for a double sink.
A single sink is practical in the absence of space and in the presence of a dishwasher. You can choose a model with or without a drainer. Standard sizes are: 40×40 cm, 50×50 cm. Depth: 15-30 cm.