Have you been thinking of purchasing a granite composite sink? Not sure if it is right for you and your kitchen? I’d like to share the pros and cons and why it was the best choice for my home.
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When making updates to your kitchen, every detail counts. The backsplash, the floor, the cabinets, the hardware, and yes, even the sink and faucet.
For so long it seemed like a stainless steel sink was the standard, and pretty much the only affordable option. If that were ever true, which I let me point out, I can’t definitively say it was. But if it were, let me tell you that it is no longer true.
But all sinks are not created equal. There are benefits and drawbacks to all of them. Just like anything else. So I want to share with you the deets on granite composite sinks.
Unlike countertops and backsplashes, granite sinks are not composed entirely of stone. Because of functional limitations, it just is not possible.
Instead, they are made granite stone dust and acrylic resin, combined together and molded to form a sink.
Now having had my own granite composite sink for over a year now, I am here to tell you all the details.
The Pros of Granite Composite Sinks
Composite sinks are more rugged and durable than stainless steel. And I’d argue that to be true about ceramic and cast iron too.
The high-compression stress required in the manufacturing of the sinks gives granite composite sinks long-lasting durability. They are heat resistant, and less likely to scratch and dent.
If you like a solid color versus the variations found in granite countertops, composite is where it is at. Instead of multiple hues in one, you get one uniform color for the entire surface.
While higher than you can get a basic stainless steel sink, granite composite sinks are still very affordable. Since granite composite sinks are not made completely of stone, like countertops, you are not going to pay nearly as much as you would for a complete stone sink.
If considering cost solely, composite gives you the best bang for your buck. With granite composite, you get all the benefits of stone without breaking the bank.
The Cons of A Granite Composite Sink
The hardness of the sink can be considered a pro in from many perspectives, it does make glassware more prone to breaking. You have to be careful with handling glass in one of these sinks, as it can easily break if dropped in the sink.
My glass mixing bowl did break in the sink. While I was not happy about it, I probably needed a new stand mixer anyway. And breaking it was the only way that would actually happen.
Other than that, I can’t really think of any additional downsides to my composite sink. It looks absolutely beautiful and I love that one side is bigger than the standard sink sizes I had in my stainless steel sink. This allows for easier soaking and washing of larger pots and pans.