What are the Different Types of Stainless Steel Sinks?

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Stainless steel sinks have become the standard for modern kitchens everywhere, in both residential and commercial settings. Consider the long list of benefits offered by these sleek sinks, and it’s easy to see why they’re a modern-day kitchen staple! Not to mention there are various different types of stainless steel sinks available from Cosmos SurfacesTM, making it simple to create a customized look. From the shape to the finish, there are so many choices when it comes to the features of your stainless steel sink.

5 Perks of Opting for a Stainless Steel Sink

Before we discuss features, we’d first like to share a few reasons why so many homeowners choose stainless steel sinks for kitchen and bathroom applications:

  1. Stain- and heat-resistant
  2. Simple to clean and disinfect
  3. Affordable
  4. Highly durable
  5. Won’t crack or chip

Types of Stainless Steel Sinks: Shape & Finish Options

Once you’ve decided that a stainless steel sink is the right option for your project, it’s time to consider the various types of stainless steel sinks available. Which shape and finish will work best for your purposes and your space? Here are a few things you should know:

  • Shape – Stainless steel sinks can be found in virtually every shape imaginable, from square to D-shaped to rectangular. When shopping for a sink, be sure to note the corner shape as well:
    • Zero-radius sinks have perfectly square corners for an ultra-modern look. These include the Mercury R0 and the Phoenix R0 sinks from Cosmos.

    • Small-radius sinks have more rounded corners for a sleek and smooth surface, such as the Mercury R10 and the Phoenix R10 from Cosmos. The radius in the corners makes it easier to remove any grime and keep the corners clean.

Phoenix R10 Single Bowl Sink - Stainless Steel Sink

  • Finish – When it comes to sink finish, the best choice will mainly depend on what kind of appearance you prefer. Lustrous without being overly glossy, a satin finish is the most popular option for stainless steel sinks. If you enjoy extra shine, you might select a mirror finish instead. There are also brushed, matte and textured finishes available for some sinks.

Caring for Stainless Steel Sinks

It’s very easy to care for and maintain stainless steel sinks. Stainless steel only needs to be wiped down regularly with dish soap and water. Smudges and streaks can be easily buffed out with a microfiber towel. Just avoid using steel wool or abrasive scrubbers, which may scratch the sink. For more tips about cleaning stainless steel, here’s a helpful article from Good Housekeeping.

Hopefully, this information will come in handy as you choose between the various types of stainless steel sinks.

We’re Here to Help You Select the Right Stainless Steel Sink for Your Project

As one of the leading suppliers of stainless steel sinks in the U.S., Cosmos SurfacesTM has a team of friendly experts ready to help you find the best sink style for your needs and desired aesthetic. Head over to our website to browse our large selection of stainless steel sinks, or get in touch to be connected with one of our representatives. We aim to provide our customers with superior quality products and unparalleled service.

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