Choosing the right sink to match your kitchen countertop materials can help you achieve a stylish, cohesive look. There are a number of key factors to consider when selecting a kitchen sink.
When laminate countertops were the norm, self-rimming drop-in or “top mount” sinks were a necessity to protect the countertop from water damage around the sink cut out. Today, undermount sinks are the most popular style choice and they pair beautifully with stone countertops like granite, marble and quartz. An undermount sink is seamlessly integrated into the countertop, providing ease of cleaning and an attractive, streamlined appearance.
Composite granite – Formed from 80 percent crushed granite and 20 percent resins, durable composite granite sinks are gaining in popularity. The material is easy to clean, and resistant to heat, acids, stains, chips and fading. Composite granite sinks offer a beautiful natural matte appearance in a number of colors, making it easy to complement new stone countertops and any style of kitchen decor.
You can base your choice of sink width and bowl configuration on personal preference and kitchen size, but don’t overlook matching the sink size to the depth of the countertop so there’s enough room behind the sink to install the faucet.