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Aaron Stickley
Materials – There are many materials that a kitchen sink can be made from. The selection of the material for a kitchen sink should be based both on style and functionality. Consider what material will hold up well to how you use it and still look great in your kitchen.

There are four main materials:

  • Stainless Steel – Stainless steel offers a cost effective option for a durable, easy to care for, clean look. They can be purchased with different finishes to match your décor.
  • Enameled Cast Iron – Enameled cast iron sinks are a heavy-duty option for a very durable sink. While the enamel creates a hard surface it can be chipped if heavy objects are dropped on them.
  • Solid surface – Solid surface sinks are non-porous, seamless, and rimless. Since the color goes all the way through the material scratches can be buffed out.
  • Composite - Composite sinks are made from a mixture of materials made to look like granite. They are durable, stain resistant, easy-to-clean and available in a range of colors.
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