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Indiana:
Indianapolis, Greenwood, Noblesville, Franklin, Zionsville, Whitestown, Lafayette, Columbus, Martinsville, Bloomington, Carmel, Ft. Wayne, Plainfield, Shelbyville, Rushville, Richmond, Terre Haute, Madison, Aurora, Lawrenceburg, Bright, Dunkirk, etc.

Ohio:
Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Hamilton, Harrison, Fairfield, Loveland, Oxford, Lebanon, Goshen, Batavia, Springfield, Xenia, Bexley, Blanchester, Hillsboro, Wilmington, Georgetown, Chillicothe, etc.

Kentucky:
Louisville, Lexington, Danville, Frankfort, Newport, Maysville, Cambell, Carlisle, Bloomfield, Bedford, Augusta, Richmond, Warsaw, Alexandria, etc.

(Musings of a Stone Designer)

Tuesday, October 13 2009

Once upon a time a sink was a sink. It came in one basic style and size. It was made of a mediocre quality stainless steel.

 
(Courtesy of www.gettyimages.com)

CHOOSING A SINK IS NOT A SIMPLE DECISION ANYMORE!
Observe:
    

(Photos are courtesy of www.kohler.com , www.franke.com , www.elkay.com , www.krausproducts.com ,
www.corstonesinks.com , www.blancoamerica.com , and www.adagiosinks.com)

There are 3 basic factors to consider when selecting a kitchen sink.

  1. Material
  2. Installation
  3. Configuration

Material
Each of these more commonly used materials has pros and cons:

*Stainless steel
     It resists corrosion, is available in a wide variety of finishes and styles, and is non-porous.
     But, it can be susceptible to scratches and the thinner grades may dent.


*Cast Iron
     It reduces noise and vibration, and holds the water temperature for a longer period of time.
     But, it is extremely heavy, and the enamel coating may scratch, chip or discolor after prolonged use.


*Fireclay
     It resists scratches and chips. It won't rust or fade.
     But, it can stain.


*Composite materials (quartz or granite mixed with resin)
     According to manufacturers, it is easy to care for.
     But, the long-term durability of this product has yet to be determined.


*Stone
     It is timeless, very durable and easy to maintain
     But, it is extremely heavy and quite expensive.

Installation
With a stone countertop, there are essentially only two basic installation types:
*Self-rimming (or drop-in)
*Undermount
This type has three sub-categories: positive reveal, negative reveal or flush-mount. Our default installation type is a positive reveal because there is evidence that leads us to believe this type of installation is less prone to "crud-catching" and less likely to chip.

Configuration
There are single-bowl, double-bowl, or triple-bowl sinks. There are deep sinks, shallow sinks, or combined-depth sinks. There are square sinks, round sinks, wavy sinks, or apron-front sinks. Today's kitchen sink can come with an integrated drain board, a fitted cutting board, a built in colander, and on, and on, and on.

A natural stone countertop will last a lifetime. Choose your sink wisely!

Posted by: Marlene Wukusick AT 03:06 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email

812.933.0200

Located in Batesville Indiana/
Serving parts of Indiana, Ohio, & Kentucky

*Please Note: We reserve Saturdays, by appointment,
for slab viewing and tours.

To receive an estimate,
or to schedule an appointment,
call us today.
We work directly with you,
the homeowner,
to ensure outstanding service.


 

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Remodeling and Home Design

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick, owners

Natural Stone & the Green Movement  Countertop selection is often the first place people look to when opting to go green. Natural stone (especially Soapstone) is a top choice for the environmentally-friendly. 
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The Stone Studio
20157 Five Point Road
 Batesville, IN 47006
 Phone: (812) 933-0200
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