Kitchen Sink Spotlight: Fireclay Sink Pros and Cons
If you’re looking for advice on choosing the perfect material for your new kitchen sink as part of a kitchen renovation, you’re in the right place. We’re publishing articles focusing on different sink materials (including stainless steel and acrylic). In this post, you’ll learn about the fireclay sink, which is perfect for farmhouse kitchens.
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
Fireclay Sink Pros and Cons
- durable and chip-resistant
- can withstand abrasive cleaners
- require extra support due to their weight
Fireclay Kitchen Sinks
For a durable and rust-proof sink, look no further than fireclay when planning your kitchen renovation. As the name suggests, fireclay sinks are made from moulding clay into the shape of a sink, coating it with enamel, and firing it at an extremely high temperature. The resulting product is a strong and long-lasting sink that would look perfect in a farmhouse kitchen.
Fireclay sinks are resistant to scratching, chipping, fading, discolouration, and staining (with proper care). They are easy to clean, and you’re can use abrasive cleaners on a fireclay sink (unlike cast iron or granite composite sinks). Fireclay sinks can handle heavy use and are resistant to acid. One thing you’ll need to be careful of with a fireclay sink is dropping dishes into it carelessly. Given the strength of the sink, these dishes are likely to break or chip.
Compared to other sinks on this list, fireclay sinks are quite expensive. They also require a lot of support due to their weight, so we recommend hiring a professional to install your fireclay kitchen sink. As this sink has an apron front, you will need to install your faucet on the counter or wall.
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