While porcelain is an always-classic choice for kitchen sinks, it has since been overshadowed by sleeker and more durable materials like stainless steel. But if traditional appeals to you, then porcelain can certainly do the trick. Here are the facts to help you decide.
The cost of a porcelain kitchen sink can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the size, style, manufacturer, and quality of the materials used.
Porcelain sinks are very durable and last 50-100 years, as homeowners of older homes can attest. However, they will most likely stain and chip over time.
Keep your porcelain sink stain-free by cleaning it regularly with a mixture of soap and water. If you do come across tough stains, use a solution of bleach and water. Use abrasive cleaners and sponges sparingly, as these can strip the sink of its protective coating.
Yes, a chip on a porcelain sink can be repaired with an epoxy solution kit from your local home improvement store. Make sure that the kit is specifically for porcelain sinks, and follow the directions on the package.
Unfortunately, porcelain is technically glass melted on iron, so finding a paint that can adhere to glass and look good may be virtually impossible.
First produced in China as early as the 7th century, porcelain has been used to make everything from ceramics to tiles for centuries now. It has been a popular material for sinks for over 100 years.
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