Kitchen Sink Spotlight: Ceramic Kitchen Sink Pros and Cons
If you’re looking for advice on choosing the perfect material for your new kitchen sink, you’re in the right place. We’re publishing articles focusing on different sink materials (including stainless steel and cast iron) to help you plan a stunning kitchen renovation. In this post, you’ll learn about the beautiful and timeless ceramic kitchen sink.
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Would you like to learn more about the different elements of a kitchen sink? You should check out some of the other articles in our Sink Spotlight series! Click any of the links below to expand your sink-related knowledge:
- How to Pick the Perfect Size of Kitchen Sink
- How to Decide on a Great Kitchen Sink Design
- Which Kind of Kitchen Tap is Best?
- Add Function With Kitchen Sink Accessories
- Our Top Advice for Hiring a Plumber
Ceramic Kitchen Sink Pros and Cons
- a budget-friendly alternative to fireclay sinks
- easy to maintain
- stain resistant
- sensitive to high temperatures
- prone to chips, cracks, and scratches
Ceramic Kitchen Sinks
Ceramic sinks are quite similar to fireclay sinks, but they are a more budget-friendly option. These sinks are made from a mixture of clay, metal, and glass rather than pure clay. A ceramic kitchen sink has a smooth surface that doesn’t absorb much water, making it a perfect choice for any kitchen.
Unlike fireclay sinks, you can find ceramic sinks in a variety of shapes. From farmhouse to drop-in sinks (pictured), the only real limit is your imagination when it comes to a ceramic sink. Ceramic sinks are stain-resistant and easy to maintain, and you can clean them with your normal household cleaning products.
One major difference between ceramic and fireclay or cast iron sinks is the fact that ceramic sinks are quite sensitive. They can handle normal kitchen temperatures but are more vulnerable to high temperatures. This means that you wouldn’t want to set your cast iron skillet down in your ceramic sink when it’s fresh from the gas stove. Ceramic sinks are also prone to chips, cracks, and scratches. You will need to replace your ceramic sink if it is badly damaged.
Bidvine tip: One of our favourite types of white ceramic sinks comes from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Belfast sink is a beautiful white ceramic sink that originated in Belfast hundreds of years ago. We’ve published an article full of inspiration for your own Belfast sink, so check it out!
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