Is it time to invest in a new kitchen sink? While it is important to choose a sink that you love, it is also important to have a sink installed that will meet the unique needs of your household. Keep reading to learn our best tips, then contact your local plumber for installation help. Call Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing at (661) 947-2653.
Determining Your Need for a New Kitchen Sink
First, let us make sure that you do indeed need a new kitchen sink. If you are remodeling, it is a good time to change out your sink. If the sink is old, cracked, chipped, or rusted, then it is a good time to change your sink. However, if it is frequently clogging, it is wise to get the issues checked out before you replace it. The last thing you want is to find that the cause of the clog is still there and then begins to start clogging up your new sink.
Deciding on the Number of Basins
Once you have decided that a new sink is in your future, it is time to consider how many basins you want – one or two? Farmhouse style sinks with a single, large basin are very popular, but in the long run, most people have favored a two-basin sink that allows one sink for washing and one for drying.
Considering an Undermount Sink
Next, you will need to decide if you want an under-mount sink. As the name implies, this mounts under the counter. Or you can choose a mount or drop-in sink that is on top of your counter. Perhaps a corner-style sink would work best for you, or an island sink? You have lots of choices to consider.
Picking a Sink Material
The material your sink is made from will have a big impact on how it is used. A stainless steel sink is the most common, and for good reasons – they are affordable and durable. They also resist stains, as the name applies, and are light and relatively easy to install.
Porcelain sprayed cast iron sinks are becoming more popular due to their durability and beauty, but the porcelain can chip, and they are challenging to install. Quartz or granite composite sinks are made from one of these natural stones that are bound by resin and are strong and attractive. That said, they are so heavy that they might require additional structural support.
These are only a few of the things to consider when choosing a sink – and a few of the options you will have available to consider. If you need help installing your sink – or finding out if your current sink needs to be replaced – contact Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing at (661) 947-2653 for help.