Set your decor apart with an amazing natural stone sink, created by nature and polished by man. Because every piece of stone is unique, no two sinks will be alike.
Today the sink has a diverse and beautiful form, and not boring as sanitary fittings and bathroom accessories. Technological advances into sink material ranging from the natural to the manufacturer. Sink material selection is usually dependent of any bathroom or kitchen theme that will enhance the aesthetic value.
Natural stone can be an alternative to decorate the sink. In addition, instead of decorating when you feel bored with the material that has been used, natural stone materials can also be used to create a natural atmosphere in your home.
Stone is becoming a more popular option for those tired of the standard stainless-steel sink. You might have to go back in time to find a greater use of stone than in today’s new and remodeled homes. Already a classic countertop, backsplash and flooring mainstay, stone is now morphing into the most utilitarian tool in the kitchen — the sink. The same characteristics of strength and beauty that make stone a best-selling countertop material also make it a natural for sinks. Usually, stone kitchen and bathroom sinks are carved out of one solid piece, either farmhouse style or small round prep sinks. Typically, terrazzo become part of the natural stone materials are often used as sanitary fixtures, especially the sink and bathtub. The front of a farmhouse sink can be left in its rough, natural state or it can be polished and even carved. The other option is a boxy sink fabricated from granite or other slabs — the best choice if you want to match your chosen countertop.
You simply cannot get more natural than a stone sink made of petrified wood. Although it’s called petrified wood and it actually was at one point in time natural wood it is now stone. Over thousands of years the process of fossilization has replaced all the organic materials in the wood with minerals keeping the structure of the wood but effectively turning it into stone.
Stone sinks offer exceptional performance and durability. They are extremely difficult to chip and they won’t dent or rust. When sealed properly, they resist stains well. They are also highly resistant to heat. Natural stone also provides these sinks with exceptional sound deadening properties.
While stone sinks cost considerably more than stainless steel, porcelain, or composite sinks, they will last a lifetime with proper care. Stone sinks should be sealed periodically to help prevent stains and make it easier to keep your sink clean. If it is not sealed properly, your sink can absorb liquids and crack, chip, or stain easily. Because a stone sink can weigh as much as 300 pounds, you will need to equip your countertops with extra reinforcement to handle the extra weight.