Are you afraid of replacing a stainless steel sink to a granite composite one?
Given how popular steel sinks are, switching to a granite one may bring many doubts.
As a manufacturer of granite sinks, we still receive a lot of praise from customers who have decided to replace their steel sink with a granite one. Based on our discussions, we have created this article, which we hope will tell you more on the topic of granite sinks.
You’re probably wondering how granite sinks compare to steel ones.
To take a closer look, we have compared the most important features that determine the quality of the sinks. Here are the results of our analysis:
The phenomenon of granite sinks is that they match almost every decor! It doesn’t matter if you want to make your kitchen in a futuristic style or if you want a traditional look. Granite sinks will literally match any design.
What immediately strikes you as an eye-catcher in granite sinks is their extraordinary look! The granite material and metallic or charcoal accents make granite sinks sparkle like jewellery in your kitchen!
No other material offers such a spectacular shine as granite sinks. One impregnation with edible oil every two weeks is all it takes to turn your kitchen into a shining kingdom.
One of the advantages of granite sinks is the fact that they are easy to clean. It is enough to wipe it once a day with a liquid sponge to preserve its wonderful charm.
Are you a person who cares about the attractive look of your kitchen? No doubt, granite sinks will make an incredible impression on you.
Despite the charm offered by the granite material itself, there is something else that will take the image of your kitchen to the next level.
This is the variety of colours of granite sinks.
Do you also feel better in rooms where everything is color-matched? A granite sink can create a perfect harmony with your countertop, furniture or wall right next to it.
A granite sink can also be a nice touch that highlights the presence of a single colour in your kitchen, or it can be a part of a smooth transition between colours, gently linking the lower part of your kitchen to the upper part.
All this is due to the variety of colours that granite offers us.
Unfortunately, steel sinks are not so attractive anymore.
With their raw-metal look, their presence gives our kitchen a rather “working” look.
In addition, we have to take into account the fact that every time we do not dry the steel sink, white traces of water will show on its surface.
The fact that it very often catches dirt means that its image will not have a positive impact on the appearance of your kitchen.
One of the biggest reasons why we increasingly often choose granite sinks, is the accompanying silence of washing up.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about steel sinks.
Let’s take a look at the general construction of a steel sink… Doesn’t it remind you of the bell? Same construction and the same material. Doesn’t it act the same when plates and cutlery land inside it?
Imagine you want to wash the dishes after the evening feast. Everyone in your house is already sleeping. The moment you start washing plates and cutlery, a terrible noise comes out of your sink and keeps your family awake.
How many times has this happened to you in the morning?
You wake up a little earlier than the rest of the household and want to do your house choirs a little earlier but you can’t do this because everyone in your house is still asleep. All you have to do is give up and wait for everyone to wake up.
You have no such fear when using a granite sink.
Its solid, granite construction makes sure that all sounds are suppressed during washing. Unlike a steel sink, granite does not produce such a loud sound when washing. It makes life much easier when you have to or want to work for a moment in silence.
3. Temperature resistance
The temperature resistance of granite is undoubtedly high. The combination of 80% granite and 20% synthetic resin and the high-temperature hardening makes it possible to pour boiling liquid into your sink without worry.
Steel is much more susceptible to temperatures. There is a danger that the shape of the sink may deform under the influence of the sink.
Deformation of the sink chamber can cause water to be deposited at the bottom of the chamber.
Imagine that after each washout you have to dispose of the remaining water and dirt by hand, pushing it into the drain.
4. Damage resistance
Which of the sinks will lead the test of destruction?
The structure of the granite and resin shows extraordinary resistance to breakage even after many years of use! Granite sinks owe their beauty primarily to their durable construction. There is a reason why we give Limited Lifetime warranty on our sinks.
How about steel sinks?
Steel sinks also show high resistance to damage and breakage. However, this does not translate into scratch resistance. As a result, micro – damage to the surface of a steel sink significantly affects its susceptibility to soiling.
More on this subject is described in the next section.
5. Keeping clean
The matter of dirt is the most common nightmare accompanying us in the kitchen.
It is a sensitive subject, as the dirt in our kitchen quickly becomes a habitat for bacteria. What does that mean? From the unpleasant smell, through the difficult to remove dirt, to the danger of food poisoning.
Hygiene in our kitchen is the basis of our safety.
And yet the sink is the place where clean and dirty roads cross most often!
Imagine that one of the dishes in your fridge spoils. Naturally, you throw it in the bin and wash the dish in the sink.
A few hours later, someone else in your household fills the sink with water and rinses the vegetables for salad in it. In this way, a dangerous amount of bacteria gets into the salad, which will be enjoyed by everyone in the house in a moment.
How about the sinks?
The resistance of a sink to soiling depends largely on what the sink is made of. The strong and durable construction of granite sinks means that no scratches appear on the surface of the sink, which makes it much more difficult for dirt to stick to the surface!
This makes granite sinks extremely easy to clean and ultra hygienic. All you need is a harder sponge and a bit of dishwashing liquid to clean the granite sink!
The steel sink requires more thorough cleaning. Its surface often needs to be cleaned with a scouring pad, which further damages its bowls and deepens the effect of dirt.
In addition, scale adheres to the steel surface much faster.
Do you recognize white, difficult-to-remove leaks caused by the scale? Fighting stone in the kitchen is a Sisyphean labour… and how difficult it is.
With a granite sink, one impregnation with edible oil for two weeks is enough to completely forget about this nightmare!
After listing the above features, it becomes clear why granite sinks are more and more often used in our kitchens.
The only real advantage that steel sinks can boast about is their low purchase cost. However, it is worth considering whether this small price difference will not affect the number of hours spent on cleaning, money spent on special cleaning products or the nerves caused by the tragic appearance.
From our experience, we know that quality is remembered much better than the low price.