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Kitchen Sink Materials & Styles Explained

Not Sure Which Material Of Sink Is Right For You?

Taps UK have a wide range of kitchen sinks to choose from including ceramic composite granite glass and stainless steel varieties. Don't overlook our selection of sink accessories that have been carefully designed to complement our collection of sinks perfectly. Whether you're working to an elegant and classical kitchen theme or creating a modern and minimalist kitchen in your home, you can find a kitchen sink to marry into your plans seamlessly. We have deep ceramic Belfast sinks, ideal for that rustic, county kitchen look, or tough and durable composite granite sinks with modernist contemporary designs. Whatever you are looking for in a sink, you can be sure to find what’s right for your specific needs here at Taps UK.

Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

Stainless steel kitchen sinks are available in so many finishes, configuration and by so many famous brands such as Franke Rangemaster Astini and more. From inset styles to undermount, with draining board or without, even butler sinks are now available in stainless steel. Taps UK have one of the largest collections of stainless steel kitchen sinks available online in UK, with exceptional prices to match, you can be sure to find a stainless steel sink here at Taps UK.

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Composite Granite Kitchen Sinks

Granite kitchen sinks, also known as composite kitchen sinks have not been around as long as stainless steel or ceramic sinks. Over the last decade, granite sinks have grown in popularity. The quality and design elements of granite sinks have revolutionised sink design, with sleek contemporary straight lines to the more cutting edge smooth sloping lines from such sinks as the Granite sinks are available in a wide range of colours to meet your kitchen needs.

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Ceramic Kitchen Sinks

These sinks are constructed from natural materials, using traditional methods used for centuries. Every ceramic kitchen sink is individual, making it very difficult to avert minor differences in sizes and colour finish. Because of the casting process, it is common for ceramic sinks to have a particularly solid, hard wearing top layer that is renowned for resistance to scratching and impacts. They are also resistant to most day to day acidic items like lemons, vinegar etc. thanks to how smooth and resilient the surface is - and because of the this ceramic sinks are easy to maintain. These characteristics mean that everyday stains are unable to penetrate the surface, so a quick wipe to remove the dirt from the sink is often all it takes to keep the sink looking good as new. We even wrote a handy article on how to maintain a ceramic kitchen sink, to put you're mind at ease.

We also have an extensive range of Belfast and Butler kitchen sinks, which can be seen on our website.

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Undermount Kitchen Sinks

Undermount kitchen sinks have become extremely popular with the prices of granite worktops and solid surface worktops becoming more affordable. Undermount sinks are now available in a range of materials such as stainless steel, granite and ceramic. The portfolio of options has also expanded to offer one and half bowl, twin bowls and more. The undermount sink design compliments both traditional and contemporary kitchens and Taps UK has a huge range to offer.

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Corner Kitchen Sinks

Corner kitchen sinks are an extremely popular design of sink on the continent. Corner sinks are available in stainless steel, granite and ceramic. They are produced in a multitude of colours and finishes. Corner sinks are an ideal sink to save on space, if space is at a premium, or as a focal point in your kitchen. Taps UK have a range of corner sinks to compliment traditional or minimalist kitchens.

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Glass Top Kitchen Sinks

The glass top kitchen sink is one of the most desired kitchen sinks of today. It provides a clean sharp look, combined with polished or brushed stainless steel bowls. It creates the statement of all sinks. Glass top sinks are available in black, white, aqua and mirrored glass. They are offered from leading kitchen sink manufacturers such as Franke, Carron Phoenix, Smeg, Astini and more. There are some glass top sinks that feature a complete work space area above the sink bowls, with a removable glass platter.

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Synthetic/Plastic Kitchen Sinks

Sheet moulding compound made from reinforced polyester and glass fibres gives a granite effect that many modern homeowners love. Franke and Astini specialise in smooth matte black or white composites. These have a 5-year guarantee. Whilst synthetic sinks are not scratch proof, they are highly resistant to knocks and resistant to heat up to 230c.

Also in production are contemporary low cost, glossy black or white options. These plastic kitchen sinks are fully reversible and partially drilled. Despite being entry level sinks, they are highly rated because being lightweight can be advantageous in certain spaces.

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Of course, once you’ve chosen your beautiful new sink, you’ll need the accessories to get it plumbed in. Here at Taps UK we’re happy to help here too. We supply a broad choice of quality branded overflow and waste plumbing kits and waste disposal units to purchase together with your new kitchen sink. You may also wish to consider our wide range of accessories such as a protection grid to use as a hot pan rest. Astini produce a wooden chopping board and colander set to fit neatly in the sink bowl or an Astracast glass preparation board wooden chopping board and steel colander set is available for round sinks.

From Demi drainers and glass chopping boards to chemical free care products and cleaning sprays , Taps UK have the sinks for you, and all that’s needed to make them a beautiful and effective part of your kitchen!

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