1. Floating sink
This type of sink has a wide, exposed front edge and is usually quite wide and deep. These graceful sinks have come a long way since their humble beginnings in the 18th century as butler’s sink.
Their size and shape are suitable for washing everything from household appliances to clothing and even children’s bathing. Over the years it has become one of the most popular kitchen sinks. They are made from a variety of materials, such as stone, cast iron, stainless steel, and copper.
These are definitely attractive washbasins, but there are a few issues to keep in mind if you are considering installing one in your kitchen. Floating sinks are generally wider, deeper, and heavier than other sinks, so they may require a sink cabinet that is at least 36 inches wide.
If you choose the stainless steel or copper version, be aware that the sink can get scratched when it comes into contact with the belt buckle or metal buttons. With this type of sink, there will be a seam between the sink and the countertop where moisture and trash can accumulate, so take note of this detail.
2. Sink sink
Recessed sinks attach to the underside of the countertop for a smooth look and an easy-to-clean design. This type of sink usually requires professional installation and can only be attached to a sturdy countertop with a good texture, which can add significant costs to your kitchen.
It should also be noted that although I have heard of successful applications with wooden countertops, extra care needs to be taken to protect the wood from water. Some industrial wooden countertops manufacturers also say that you can use a sink with their products, but do your research and consider carefully to see if this is a good option for you. friend.
With a negative side, the countertop extends slightly beyond the edge of the sink, providing a clean look, but that protruding table top can catch objects when you lift them out of the sink, causing crumbs or broken for both countertops and objects.
For this type of sink, there will be no place for water and food to accumulate, and no environment that could spoil. However, this can be a more expensive installation as the tabletop section has to be cut precisely.
3. Removable sink
Removable sink is installed right on the side of your kitchen cabinet. These types of sinks are the friendliest to us, mainly because they are the easiest to install.
This type of sink is also popular for those on a tight budget and for those who want to install the sink on a foam or wood countertop or for those who want to reuse the washbasin style with a classic look.
As mentioned, the removable sink is installed on the countertop and then sealed around the edges where the sink comes in contact with the countertop. The obvious downside of removable sinks is that the protrusion makes cleaning more difficult compared to other types of sinks.
While the sink feels clean, minimal, the removable sink can add glamor as well as a classic touch to the kitchen, creating a great accent.
4. Integrated sink
This type of sink is made from the same material as a countertops and is usually fabricated as a seamless block in the counter. If you want a sink in your kitchen and you are installing a stone, metal, solid, concrete or quartz countertops, consider creating an integrated sink. It gives you a very clean and seamless interface, perfect for a modern kitchen.
Here’s a close-up look at a stainless steel built-in sink. These sinks have no nooks and crannies for food debris to stick to, making our daily cleaning a breeze.
Integrated sinks are generally the most expensive due to their raw material and fabrication costs, and these are often tailor-made and custom-made. So if you have a good enough finances, consider installing this sink in your kitchen.