Buyer’s Guide: The Best Materials for Bathroom Sinks
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Homeowners tend to overlook bathroom sinks for the more eye-catching sinks in the kitchen. Yet, even the sink tucked away in a far-off guest bathroom deserves its own style and material. While porcelain and ceramic remain as popular as ever, there are plenty of other materials to choose from when shopping for new bathroom sinks. Find out what’s available from trendy suppliers like Kingston Brass.
Glass may sound fragile, but tempered sinks are nearly as tough against dropped objects as porcelain or ceramic. This material is commonly used for raised vessel sinks since this lets enough light shine through to highlight the color. Solid-colored glass sinks are also available for flush and undermount styles in the bathroom. Glass does require a little more care than ceramic during cleaning to avoid pitting.
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For a luxurious look that closely matches the high-end flooring and shower tiles, try solid surface material. These materials require care during cleaning but the beautiful natural look is unbeatable. Most solid surface sinks are durable and fairly resistant to damage from both heat and falling objects. Stains can always become a problem from spilled personal care products, so keep lotions and cosmetics on a separate shelf.
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Porcelain and Ceramic
Turn to the classic materials of ceramic and porcelain whether the bathroom needs a traditional or modern look. Available in more colors and finishes than ever before, these two materials are among the most durable. Porcelain is harder than ceramic and will better resist cracking and chipping, but it’s also slightly heavier and more expensive. Ceramic sinks are more than tough enough for most bathrooms and offer the same stylish look.