Metal sinks, especially stainless steel, have become a key feature in modern design. While more common in the kitchen, metal sinks are no strangers to the bathroom either. If this is a look that catches your eye, here is some more information for you.
Metal sinks vary significantly in price, depending on the material and craftsmanship. The range starts with simple stainless steel sinks for less than $200 and goes up from there, with high-end copper or nickel sinks reaching $2,000 and higher. For help with purchasing and installation, get in touch with a local professional.
Ranking right up there with natural stone, metal bathroom sinks are very durable, especially since the bathroom doesn’t receive the wear and tear that a kitchen would.
When it comes to caring for your metal bathroom sink, it’s important to pay attention to what type of metal you have. Stainless steel, for instance, can be scrubbed clean with a sponge and a steel cleaner. Copper sinks, on the other hand, should be cleaned with simple soap and water—not any type of abrasive cleaners.
Metal sinks are available in a variety of styles: wall mount, drop-in, pedestal, under- and above-mount. You can also choose from round, square, oval, rectangular, hexagonal and free form shapes.
Stainless Steel Sinks—Stainless steel offers the lasting finish that in the past, only porcelain sinks could offer. In addition, it offers durability and shine that other sinks simply cannot match.
Copper Sinks—Copper lends itself well to vintage bathrooms. Copper sinks are best known for their “lived-in” finish, which you can keep shiny with regular polishing or let age naturally. Copper sinks also have the advantage of being inherently antibacterial.
Bronze Sinks—Bronze sinks are usually handcrafted and very pricy. They are hand-formed and given a patina, which is used to provide a certain range of colors. Most patinas hover between green and brown, and of course, a natural bronze look.
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