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Apron Front Sinks: 5 Styles

Who would have thought that selecting your sinks can be just as difficult as selecting your flooring or wall colors?!  No matter what design style you are looking for, there is a sink on the market that can meet your wants/needs.  Over the past few years, apron front sinks have been trending in new construction and remodel jobs.  Here are 5 apron front style sinks to meet your design style.


1) CAST IRON

cast iron sink-Design Style: TRANSITIONAL

PROs:

Easy to clean

Good price point

Shows less water spots

Good resistance to light, fading and staining

Available in a variety of colors

CONs:

Can’t use abrasive cleaners

Not chip resistant

2) FIRE CLAY

fire clay sink-Design Style: CLASSIC TRADITIONAL

PROs:

Easy to clean (can use abrasive cleaners)

Can withstand heavy use

Resistant to scratching, staining, chipping, fading and discoloring

Won’t rust

CONs:

More expensive than cast iron

One color option

3) STAINLESS STEEL

-Design Style: MODERN

stainless steelPROs:

Won’t chip, crack, or peel

Affordable

Low maintenance

Easy to clean

Durable (buying a lower gauge such as 16 is more durable than a 22 gauge)

CONs:

Can scratch

More visible water spots

4) COPPER

-Design Style: RUSTIC

copper sinkPROs:

Will Patina over time

Chip resistant

Variety of colors

CONs:

Can scratch

More visible water spots

Can’t use abrasive cleaners

Will Patina over time

5) STONE

stone sink-Design Style: CONTEMPORARY

PROs:

One of a kind – handmade, so no sink is identical

Conversational

CONs:

High maintenance

Can scratch

Can stain

Can’t use abrasive cleaners

 

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