Composite sinks are an attractive and functional addition to your home that can add value to both your home and kitchen. Designed with a uniform look but with the robust capability of granite, these types of sinks will last a lifetime.
While more expensive than the traditional sink or even the stainless steel sink, their great attractiveness and longevity outweigh the difference in price points.
Composite sinks are very hygienic and are not prone to scratching or chipping and they are resistant to stains and heat. They also come in many different variations so you can easily find one that will match your kitchen decor.
What Is A Composite Sink?
Like engineered stone for floors and cabinet tops, a composite sink is one that combines the properties of stone and resin to create a long lasting, attractive sink, that is dependable and robust for everyday living. Essentially, quartz dust and granite dust are combined in various amounts with a hardening acrylic resin that is then poured into a mold and once released, you have a composite sink. Some sinks have natural color added to produce a specific look while others have basic coloring added to fit a range of different decors.
Stronger and less porous than stone, these sinks are very robust and are highly resistant to staining from a range of materials and are more hygienic than other sinks as the bacteria has no room to grow. They don’t chip or rust and they do not dent like a stainless steel sink can. They do have a downside and that is they are not very forgiving if you toss your favorite ceramic pan into the sink. They can also be damaged by harsh chemicals but that isn’t really a downside as most sinks suffer the same fate when harsh chemicals are used.
Five Great Composite Sinks
Top Double Bowl Kitchen Sink
Available in two colors, mocha, and onyx, this sink – Magnus Sinks 33″ x 22″ Quartz Series Double Bowl Type Kitchen Sink is new to the market and it is crafted in Regen, Germany from the finest materials. This sink comes with two twists and lock strainers that are already fitted for the sink and the sink has deep basins for quality cleaning.
This model is also highly resistant to staining, chipping and more and it is impact resistant and scratch proof. In addition, this model is UV resistant so it will not fade with time and it will be an attractive centerpiece to your kitchen.
Best Undermount Single Bowl Granite Kitchen Sink
This under mount sink – Kraus Model #KGU-413B 31 inch Undermount Sink is a single basin, onyx colored sink that will compliment any style kitchen. It is made from eighty percent granite dust and it has the texture and feel of stone without the drawbacks of stone. This model is very heat resistant and is resistant to fading while the sink itself has been manufactured using a thermal curing process that adds strength and resiliency.
This sink won’t chip and the deep basin offers plenty of room for even large pots and pans. This model is well liked by those who use it with many remarking about how great it goes in their kitchen.
Top Rated Classic Undermount Sink
Essentially a double sides sink, this model – Elkay Model #ELGULB3322BK0 Harmony Series Sink utilizes a low divider to allow for holding handles of pots and pans. The deep basin can handle even large pots while the structure of the sink provides a smooth and easy to clean surface. This model is black but it is available in other colors so you can find the right one for your kitchen.
It is made of high quality granite dust and it is resistant to scratches, staining, and chipping. As with other sinks, this model fleshes nicely with standard model disposers. People who have this sink are impressed with the quality of this sink and how great it looks.
Best Rated Undermount Bowl Kitchen Sink
Made with eighty percent quartz stone composite, this sink – Swanstone Model #QUAD-3322.170 33-Inch by 22-Inch Series Sink is virtually indestructible. All materials used are of the highest quality and as with other composite sinks, it is heat resistant, scratch resistant, fade resistant and more. What really separates this sink apart is the step-down feature that allows for more versatile usage of the sink.
The deep basin handles even large pots and pans while the step can support smaller items or is great for washing vegetables. This model has an expresso color and this model is an under mount so it will work with a range of countertops and configurations. Those that have this sink really enjoy how well this model works for their kitchen and the step feature.
Best Composite Sink for the Price
Designed to fit the standard 33-inch countertop, this model – Blanco Model #440215 Diamond Double-Basin Series Sink is made of premium materials and up to eighty percent of natural granite to have the same touch and feel as natural stone. It has the same features as other composite sinks as it is resistant to just about everything and this model is a dual side sink with deep basins to work in any kitchen.
This model has a dark or anthracite look so it will work with almost any color kitchen. What really separates this model from others is that it can be top mounted, under mounted or drop in and it is self-sealing. People who have this model really like how well it looks and performs in their kitchen and they love the lifetime warranty.
To get the best results, be sure to read and follow all care instructions for your new sink.