The stainless steel kitchen sink has long been the go-to, preferred option. It’s tasteless, long-lasting, and overused in kitchens. It’s time to look at a fantastic alternative: quartz composite kitchen sinks, before choosing stainless steel just because “that’s what everyone gets” or if you’re looking for something a bit different.
What is a quartz sink?
Granite composite is essentially the same as quartz composite in that it is constructed of granite mixed with resin (usually in an 80/20 ratio). Kvartskomposit is a man-made substance consisting of natural quartz blended with acrylic resin. Stone composite sinks are substantially less expensive than real stone sinks yet to appear and feel just like natural stone.
Advantages of a quartz composite sink
- It is exceptionally strong and resistant to impact, stains, scratches, and heat (up to 535° F).
- Its smooth surface is simple to maintain and clean.
- Noise is absorbed by its natural soundproofing.
- Since it is nonporous, food crumbs won’t spread.
- It resists germs, and odor, and is sanitary.
- It goes nicely with other materials including the often used quartz surfaces.
- For a lifetime, it keeps its color and regularity.
- It’s inexpensive
- If you need any more justification, it also has amazing non-fading colors and finishes!
Drawbacks of a quartz composite sink
Quartz composite sinks don’t offer the same range in pattern, shine (only available in matte finish), and color as real stone sinks since they are not the same as solid quartz stone sinks. Additionally, be careful while washing your delicate china or glasses since quartz sinks may be harsh on fallen objects.
What is the price of a quartz composite sink?
Quartz composite sinks are very inexpensive since they are made of man-made materials. While prices vary by brand, the majority of quartz sinks cost is affordable.
Quartz composite sinks are noisy?
Due to its inherent ability to absorb sound, quartz sinks are actually quieter than those made of stainless steel.
The installation process for quartz composite sinks
With a variety of options for form, size, and bowl arrangement (including single-bowl, double-bowl, 1-3/4 bowl, and multi-bowl sinks with low separators), these sinks can be top-mounted or under-mounted. Quartz composite is offered in almost every sink bowl shape, including the D-bowl, rectangular, square, and round.
Pick a bowl arrangement that satisfies your requirements. If you frequently use large cookware or bakeware, pick a large single-bowl sink instead of a tiny square or circular one, which may be used as a prep sink or ornamental bar sink. For individuals who want to leave dishes to soak or prefer to prepare food over a sink basin without dirty dishes in it, multi-bowl sinks are easy and practical. Some include a low divider, like Elkay’s Aqua Divide, which combines the benefits of single-bowl and multi-bowl sinks.
What is a quartz integrated sink?
Some individuals opt for an integrated sink made of the same quartz as their countertops for an even, seamless appearance. There is no need to match a sink to the counter since these sinks offer a perfect color match, and users may maintain the sink in the same way that they maintain the counter. Another benefit of integrated sinks is that users may sweep any counter trash directly into the sink without getting caught in seams or fractures since the transition from counter to sink is smooth.
However, there is one drawback (apart from the lack of contrast, which is a matter of taste!): integrated sinks are created to order and frequently cost more as a result.
Are quartz composite sinks long-lasting?
One of the most resilient sink materials is quartz composite! Because it is smooth and nonporous, it is simple to clean, heat-resistant to 535° F, and stain-, scratch-, dent-, and chip-resistant. Along with being odor- and bacteria-resistant, it is also sanitary.
Care instructions for a quartz composite sink
Kitchen sinks made of quartz require less upkeep. It should be routinely cleaned with a light detergent, and when necessary, a nylon brush and a cleaner like Bar Keeper’s Friend should be used for a deep clean. After each usage, rinse the sink and pat it dry. Avoid using strong cleaning products like ammonia, abrasive sponges, or abrasive cleansers.