Kitchen sinks are primarily utilized in residential and commercial kitchens. Most residential kitchen sinks either have a single or double bowl. Also, though most kitchen sinks are surface mounted and installed into a countertop, solid surface countertops can have sinks mounted from underneath. Kitchen sinks are usually installed in a standard width cabinet which is known as sink base. The piping which serves the kitchen sinks is fairly typical for most sinks. Piping can be done during the rough-in phase of construction before the sink is selected.
Most kitchen sinks have a garbage disposal unit. Size of the drain opening is standard for all kitchen sinks. Kitchen sinks are available in a variety of materials such as stainless steel, solid ceramics, composite, etc. Stainless steel is the most competitively priced material. Cast iron, on the other hand, is durable and is often considered to be a fixture up grade. Cast iron is available in a variety of colours and both stainless steel and cast iron come in a variety of styles, sizes, shapes and depth.
Another popular lightweight material is soap stone. Stainless steel sinks are most commonly utilized in residential as well as commercial kitchens due to the various advantages they offer, such as durability, usability, low cost and ease of cleaning. Also, owing to their compact design, long-lasting performance and excellent finish, single & double bowl stainless steel sinks are in high demand in the global kitchen sinks market. Stainless steel kitchen sink are easily available at affordable prices in the global market. Further, these types of sinks are available in various types of installation types such as top mount, undermount, etc.