Kitchen sinks and taps, choosing sinks and taps

Sinks and taps have so many different variations now its almost impossible to stay up to date with latest trends. We will look at taps later in another post and will concentrate solely on sinks during this piece. There are many types of kitchen sinks. At Kitchen Components Direct we supply quality products focusing on only using reliable materials and leading design giving you our customer sinks and taps with exceptional quality at wholesale prices.

Inset Sinks

Also known as top mounted sinks. These kitchen sinks are placed directly on the worktop. Laminate work tops or post formed work tops usually manufactured from chipboard are best suited to inset sinks. The worktop will have a cut out so that the sink can sit into it and the edges of the sink are sealed to the work top with sealing tape and fixing clips.

There are many types of top mounted sinks to choose from. Choices include single bowl and drainer reversible sinks, bowl and a half with drainer sinks, round bowl round drainer, round bowl, square top mounted sinks naming just a few.Sinks and taps included in image are Franke range.

For more information please check out our top mounted sink page.

Top Mounted Sink

Top Mounted Sink

Franke Sink & Tap

Franke Ascona Sink with Franke Zurich Tap

Undermount Sinks

Undermount sinks have become very popular in recent times particularly since more and more people are updating kitchens and improving their existing homes. People are putting in kitchens that they will last. Sinks and taps are important finishing touches.

Undermount sinks are designed mostly for granite. Although in recent times with improvements in technology some companies offer postformed worktops shaped and edged to suit the sink shape. You can also use solid worktops which come in a variety of wood species.

Undermount sinks come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The pressed stainless steel bowl are available in half bowl undermount sink ( small utility bowl), single bowl undermount sink, large undermount sink and one and a half bowl undermount sink. In addition undermount sinks also come in square shape. These tend to be more expensive as they are hand welded and hand polished. More contemporary in style although cleaning particularly in the corners is a task!

Images of KCD One and a Half Bowl Undermount sinks. Granite manufactured by Stone World. These come in a variety of sizes. Check out our sinks and taps section and our sinks page for more details

one and a half bowl undermount sink

Undermount Sink

undermount sink

Undermount sink one and a half bowl

Ceramic Sinks

The most popular is the Belfast Sink by far. Although there are now so many different choices even single bowl and one and a half bowl inset sinks in ceramic. In addition to ceramic sinks we also have composite sinks which is manufactured from composite material and resin which is machined to shape giving an extra dimension.

Belfast sink

KCD Belfast Sink

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