Most people install new sinks when they upgrade or remodel their kitchens and bathrooms. There are two types of sinks used with quartz or granite countertops, refereed to as drop-in or under mount sinks. The drop-in sink has a top rim and it sets down into the countertop. The under mount sink is glued or bolted underneath the countertop. Most people opt for the under mount sink for visual appeal. The two types cost about the same but installation is much easier with the drop in sink.
Minds Eye’S Sinks & Lavatories
For sheer beauty, nothing matches Mind’s Eye sinks and lavatories. Choose from stainless steel, porcelain, glass, and even hammered copper sinks and lavatories. Mind's Eye is a Georgia company driven by a vision for creating performance products that embody both beauty and quality. From the initial design of a new home to the addition of another element of luxury, we provide innovative products, at an affordable price, that add panache to your project design.
Stainless Steel Sinks
Stainless sinks come in various shapes and sizes and prices, so shop around. The thicker the stainless material used to make the sink, the more it costs. Your best deals are with countertop installers who will usually put the sink in for wholesale price when he does a granite countertop project.
Consider these characteristics when shopping for a stainless steel sink:
THICKNESS: The gauge of stainless steel measures thickness. The lower the gauge, the thicker and more durable the stainless steel. 18 gauge is optimal for residential kitchen sinks.
FINISH A long-lasting satin polished finish is easy to clean and impervious to water stains and calcium deposits.
DESIGN DETAIL: Tight radius corners create more spacious bowls than sinks with rounded corners. A flat sink bottom allows goblets and stemware to stand up, and rear drains maximize usable space under the sink.
SOUND INSULATION Quality stainless steel sinks feature insulation that muffles sound, including garbage disposer noise.
Stainless steel sinks are easy to care for. Water spots and mineral deposits can be prevented by rinsing thoroughly after each use and wiping dry with a clean, soft cloth. Stainless steel sinks will show day-to-day wear, including minor scratches. Over time this wear will become uniform with the sink’s grain, creating its own unique character, much like the patina on fine silver. Be sure to ask about warranties when shopping for your sink.