Material Pros & Cons – Hen & Tilly Farmhouse Sinks
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Material Pros & Cons

 

Farmhouse Sinks Pros Cons Definition
Fireclay Lowest maintenance, available in several colors. Less styles and sizes to choose from. Solid white clay fired at extra high temperatures for long period of time to create a material looks like porcelain but is much more durable.
Acrylic Very low cost and low maintenance. Not very durable for heavy use kitchen sinks. Also known as Ceramic or Vitrouse China.
Stainless Steel Low cost, low maintenance, huge selection. Limited color options.  A form of steel containing chromium, resistant to tarnishing and rust.
Copper Becomes the focal point of your kitchen with stunning style. May be more expensive because of artisan touches. Pure natural copper either molded or welded into a sink bowl.
Stone Very durable and unique style. May require re-sealing every year or two. Sometimes made of a solid slab of natural stone carved into a sink bowl. Othertime made of slabs of natural stone combined to create a sink bowl.
Bamboo Keeps the eco-friendly theme flowing through out the kitchen. High maintenance, can eventually leak if not looked after. Solid bamboo slabs put together to create a sink bowl.
Bronze Similar to copper but offers darker finishes. May be more expensive because of artisan touches. A metal material made of mixing Copper and Tin to create a darker coler.
Quartz Lower price than Fireclay which it closely resembles. Very limited selection of styles and sizes. Quartz stone powder combined with an adhesive and molded into a sink bowl.
Cast Iron Low cost alternative to fireclay for those looking for white porcelain style sink. Very limited selection of styles and sizes. Casted iron coated with a layer of porcelain.
Concrete Very durable and offers a modern one of a kind style. Very limited selection of styles and sizes. Concrete molded into a sink bowl and then highly polished.
Granite Very affordable for the durability it provides. Very limited selection of styles and sizes. Engineered from a combination of stone powders and adhesives.