Kitchen Sink Spotlight: Pros & Cons of Composite Kitchen Sinks
If you’re looking for advice on choosing the perfect material for your new kitchen sink for an upcoming kitchen renovation, you’re in the right place. We’re publishing articles focusing on different sink materials (including copper and stainless steel). In this post, you’ll learn about granite composite kitchen sinks.
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
Kitchen Renovator Price Guide
Granite Composite Kitchen Sinks Pros and Cons
- durable and long-lasting
- reasonably priced
- scratch and chip resistant
- do not require chemicals during cleaning
- only available in matte finishes
Granite Composite Sinks
While it is not a super common or popular kitchen sink material, granite composite is one of our favourites. A granite composite sink is durable and long-lasting, not to mention it just looks great. Granite composite kitchen sinks are available in a variety of natural colours, as they are made of stone. The most common colours of granite composite sinks are charcoal black, grey, and brown. These sinks are only available in matte finishes, so if you want a glossy look, you’re better off with a ceramic or fireclay kitchen sink.
If you’re wondering where the “composite” in granite composite comes from, the sinks are made of a mix of granite and acrylic resin. This brings them in at a reasonable price point, as they are not made of pure granite. You’re getting all the benefits of pure stone without the cost.
Granite composite sinks are scratch and chip resistant and are so durable that they can handle hot pots and pans on their surface. Their colour won’t dull when exposed to the heat of a pot or pan fresh off the stove. If you’re eco-conscious, you can feel comfortable using a granite composite sink. They do not require the use of chemicals during cleaning. You just need to scrub your sink daily with a nylon brush and dry it off to preserve its finish and prevent stains.