The sink is not synonymous with granite and marble! If you think so, then it is high time to visit the porcelain sink. Modern, sophisticated, and with a great cost-benefit, this type of sink has increasingly won the attention of those who want to build or renovate.
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What are the advantages of the porcelain sink?
Versatility of materials
Porcelain tiles are one of the most versatile materials that exist today. With it, it is possible to imitate textures identical to wood, stone, and marble. Not to mention the immense variety of colors, ranging from classic white to bright tones, such as red and yellow, for example. Versatility is also present in the shape and size of the pieces. Currently, it is possible to find porcelain tiles up to two meters long. That is, with a single piece you can make an entire bench, without seams or cutouts.
Strength and durability
Porcelain tiles are one of the most durable and resistant coatings that exist today. The material withstands high loads, traffic, and even moderate impacts. It is also difficult to scratch, making it an excellent option for use on countertops.
Does not stain
Another great advantage of porcelain tiles is the fact that it does not stain, unlike materials such as granite and marble. This is because porcelain tiles are waterproof, that is, they do not absorb water or any other type of liquid (including whites).
Because it is a sink that can be fully customized, the porcelain sink fits like a glove in small spaces, since it can be designed to suit the environment in the best possible way, saving area without losing functionality.
The porcelain sink is also one of the most sustainable options out there. Natural stones, such as granite and marble, normally used for the manufacture of sinks and countertops, are very aggressive to the environment because of the extraction process.
On the other hand, porcelain is a synthetic material made from clay, therefore, less harmful to the planet.
Easy to transport
Porcelain tiles are much lighter and easier to transport and handle than granite stone, for example.
What are the disadvantages of the porcelain sink?
Not everything is flowers when it comes to porcelain sink. The option does have some disadvantages and most likely the biggest one is the lack of qualified labor. That’s because not just any professional can handle the installation of the parts. The porcelain tile needs to be very well installed to not show seams, irregular edges, or unevenness.
The edges of the porcelain sink can be another problem if the professional is not specialized. A sink with badly made edges can pose a risk of accidents, as the tips are exposed. The aesthetics of the sink is also affected if the edges are not done properly. It is recommended that cuts be made at 45º angles so that the sink is perfectly finished.
The fewer seams the porcelain sink has, the better. And this can become a disadvantage if you buy porcelain tiles that are too small for the counter space or, even if the professional responsible for the work has no mastery in applying the coating. The tip for not having problems here is to choose large pieces (capable of covering the desired area without needing cutouts) and hire a good professional.
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