Kitchen Sink Spotlight: Pros & Cons of Composite Kitchen Sinks

September 11, 2020


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:


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Granite Composite Kitchen Sinks Pros and Cons


Pros

  • durable and long-lasting
  • reasonably priced
  • scratch and chip resistant
  • do not require chemicals during cleaning


Cons

  • only available in matte finishes


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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.




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Are you prone to throwing your dish in the sink without scraping off your food scraps into the rubbish bin? If you are, and you’re tired of scooping out your scraps from the sink basin while you’re washing dishes, it might be time to invest in a garbage disposal. A garbage disposal will grind up your food waste and dispose of it appropriately. Just make sure you don’t try to push your food down with your hand!

Bidvine tip: To ensure your family’s safety while using a garbage disposal, we recommend setting out ground rules for its use. This article from the Food Network includes seven important rules for using a garbage disposal.

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Keep in mind that owning a garbage disposal comes with added maintenance in your kitchen. You’ll need to keep it running properly and clean it regularly. Given that disposals are cutting up food waste, you can imagine the amount of residue that can build up inside of them (including on the rubber flap that separates it from your sink). You’ll want to be absolutely sure that the disposal is not running when you clean it, though. You don’t want to risk an injury. If you’re worried about cleaning it regularly, we recommend hiring a professional cleaner.


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When you’re installing a new sink in your kitchen, why not make your life more convenient and install a soap dispenser as well? Your technician will need to install the dispenser alongside your kitchen tap, so this will need to be done before the sink installation is complete. Otherwise, the project will be more laborious, but likely still possible depending on your sink.

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