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Ceramic vs. Stainless Steel Sinks

When it comes to kitchen design and layout, a sink is usually one of the most important items to be selected (right after the cabinets). It is not only a piece of kitchen inventory that will enhance the beauty and functionality of the kitchen, but is something that you will use over and over again.

One of the most common and frequently asked question among homeowners is: Which type of the kitchen sinks are the best – stainless steel sinks or ceramic ones? Which type, when all the features are taken into account, offers more advantages over disadvantages? To help you get and stay on the right track and to pick the right sink for your kitchen design and layout, following is a quick insight into the benefits of each model.

Stainless Steel Sinks

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Stainless steel sinks are the most popular style of kitchen sinks in Australia. All because of their overall practicality, superior durability and resistance to heat and most cleaning products.

Another great benefit of stainless steel sinks is their ability to match kitchen appliances, fittings and fixtures. Featuring a clean and neutral look, and available in a variety of styles, finishes and designs, these sinks can complement any kitchen decor.

When it comes to budget, stainless steel sinks can meet this requirement too. You can find quality stainless steel sinks at as low as $200.

Ceramic Sinks

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Ceramic sinks are the most sturdiest model of sinks available on the market, as well as the most easy to maintain and clean. With the increased demand for composite and solid stone worktops in the last years, this type of sink has increased in popularity. Ceramic sinks can serve as a stunning focal point of the kitchen and at the same time, help create a unique kitchen design and theme.

Because the process involved in the manufacturing of ceramic sinks requires a more intensive labour than in the making of stainless steel sinks, this type tends to cost more. Although ceramic sinks feature easy to clean and maintain features and are aesthetically pleasing, you will have to be careful when washing heavy pots and pans, as these can chip the edges of the sink. In addition, their rustic characteristics can sometimes be mistaken with defects or imperfections.

Regardless of which type of kitchen sink you choose, you will be able to find a wide variety of them available online and offline. For helpful advice on which kitchen sink option might best suit your kitchen needs, most retailers offer customer support team you can call or e-mail to.