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Stainless Steel Undermount Sink

There are many benefits that come with using a stainless steel undermount sink.

Stainless Steel undermount sinks are really sleek items that are placed below the countertop for neat and attractive look. These types of sinks are perfect for granite countertops, marble, or stone countertops. The biggest issue people would face is the possibility of leakage and the structure breaking away after a certain period of time. But with the correct installation done by a professional, these sinks can really last for a long time and would not give away under pressure and weight placed inside those sinks.

The undermount sinks are normally installed with epoxy and silicone caulk and if this is done correctly, the sinks would last for a very ling time without you having to worry about the loaded sink giving way under pressure and falling into the base cabinet. Metal anchors are used to strengthen the connection. The bead of silicone caulk helps to keep the sinks firmly in place even when the weight of the water and other materials in the sink can be well over 100 pounds.

Why are stainless steel undermount sinks highly popular these days? Here are some reasons that contribute to its popularity.

Reason#1: Tough

Stainless steel undermount sinks are very tough materials and it can last for a very long time when proper care is exercised. It won’t chip, crack or nick with regular use. It is more durable than porcelain and more forgiving than most composite materials out there.

Reason#2: Appearance

Stainless steel is elegant and has a sleek finish that makes it suitable to blend into any type of decor or theme you may have in the kitchen. It has a timeless look and the finishing only become more attractive with age,.

Reason#3: Luster

Most people are attracted to the lustrous effect of the stainless steel finishing. Stainless steel undermount sinks are there to serve you throughout the years and will not fade, rust or stain with time. Hover, it can get scratched when sharp objects are used such as a knife or other cutlery items so extra care should be taken to prevent it from scratching the stainless steel sinks.

Reason#4: Shock Absorbent

Stainless steel sinks can absorb shock well and can provide the additional “cushion” for the glass dishes and plates that are placed in the sinks for cleaning. Contrary to hard porcelain surfaces, a little pressure when placing the plates and glass would not result in breakage as with other types of sinks.

Reason#5: Maintenance

Stainless steel undermount sinks are easy to maintain and keep clean. A simple cleaning job would be sufficient to keep it looking sparkling and bright. Use soapy water or ammonia based cleaner to clean off any residues left on the sinks. Occasionally, you can use bleach to throughout disinfect the sinks.

With the right care, the undermount stainless steel sinks can last for a long time after the initial installation. Remember to keep away harsh chemicals and acidic substances and scour the sink once a week to keep it shining and bright. Avoid contact with chlorine based cleaner as these can be very harsh to stainless steel sinks.