High-end concrete sinks are trendy at the moment than most other materials, and having the sink flush with the countertop is gaining popularity. Today, we’ll talk about whether concrete sinks are worth all the hype.
Granite, quartz, and now concrete seems to be the latest trend for kitchen design. For contemporary kitchen design, concrete, which could potentially last forever, exudes an industrial aesthetic mystique that also affords several different looks, including etched, stamped, acid stained, or sealed. Of course, with any material, you will have pros and cons, and concrete is not an exception. It’s up to you to decide whether a concrete sink works for your kitchen and your preferences. Let’s delve into the pros and cons of a concrete sink you may not be aware of, and that will help you decide if they’re worth it.
Pros of Concrete Sinks
Another trendy design that provides a smooth transition and elegant look is making a sink flush with the same material as the countertop; this allows for a cohesive feel and makes it easier for cleaning. Concrete is a solid material that can last decades since it’s tough to damage. This makes it an appealing choice for homeowners.
Wanting a look that’s unique to your style? Concrete is just that. You will be hard-pressed to find a concrete sink that’s not almost wholly customized, so you know the sink you’re getting is uniquely yours.
Cons of Concrete Sinks
One of the pros of a concrete sink is maintenance. Just like granite, it will need to be sealed occasionally. Also, there is a possibility of cracks or chips that will need to be taken care of sooner rather than later, so they don’t get worse. It’s not hard to fix, but necessary, especially if you have young children that can cut themselves.
A concrete sink isn’t the easiest to install, due to its weight. This means additional support will be needed so you can get it installed. You will also need more support under the sink to take the extra weight and ensure your floor is strong enough to support the weight. Keep in mind that concrete sinks are more expensive
Caring for Concrete Sinks
You can clean your concrete sinks with something like Simple Green, a mild cleanser. Wax weekly during the first thirty days of use and then semi-annually. You mustn’t place any object over 300℉ in it since it can scorch the sink. Buffing the surface often with a soft cloth will bring out the shine and increase the sealer’s durability. Do not use bleach, harsh abrasives, or caustic cleaners in your sink; it can be detrimental to the concrete. Note that concrete can be re-colored, re-sealed, repaired, or refinished in drastic circumstances.
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