Stainless steel is a material of choice for many kitchens, it is not only durable, functional, but it complements with the overall décor of the kitchen, plus it is an affordable and easy for eyes. Selecting a new stainless steel sink will make you feel happy for many years to come and it involves more than two basic decisions under-mount or over-mount, or one basin or two. There are 6 things that you need to think about before buying a stainless steel sink. These sinks are preferably used in the most populated area kitchen.
Depth of the sink
A 6 inch deep basin is a way cheaper, but it doesn’t hold much water splashes easily out of basin. Go for a basin depth that is about 9 to 10 inches because it holds more and splash less. A basin which is deeper than 10 inch puts a strain on the back, when using it, so taking it under consideration, and adding an under-mount kitchen sink add other inch or depth.
Shape is important
A sink that has square corners, straight sides and a flat bottom will give you more space, but a sink with rounded corners and sloping bottom is good for drainage and easy to clean.
A lower number is better than higher number when it comes to the stainless steel gauge. A 22 gauge stainless steel is best suited to handle abrasions, dents and other untoward things, but it is not strong enough to handle sink garbage disposal;. A 16 or 18 metal gauge is ideal for households.
All stainless steel are not created equally and the metal is ranked according to its contents. A 300 series stainless steel with a metal that is 18% chromium and 8% nickel that will resist stain and corrosion. Go for satin finish on the steel instead of matter finish for a better patina.
The location of the drainage hole at the bottom of the sink will add or take away the usable space in the cabinet under the sink. A drain that is located in the back of the sink or on the left or right side frees up more space under the sink plus drainage is better inside the basin. Consider the rimless drain that doesn’t trap waste and note if drain assembles comes with the sink or extra.