What Materials Are Best For Kitchen Sinks?

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  1. Apr 22, 2019 #1

    Hammer

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    Solid Surface Sinks, Acrylic, Stainless Steel

    Budget $300

    Thanks

     
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    In your price range, I would stick with stainless. You should be able to get a decent gauge stainless for that, unless you are going for something really wild.
     
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    $300 would allow for a decent stainless sink and cheap faucet
     
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    Be sure to check Habitat For Humanities outlet store if you have one near you. I picked up a couple of very nice Koehler cast iron units for $35/each.

    Other than that I’d say go with the stainless, and $30 worth of sound deadening sheet makes a huge difference in how nice an inexpensive sink sounds, and a bit of spray foam sure helps it hold the heat longer.
     
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    Thanks, what is decent gauge for stainless?
     
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    I'm unfamiliar with sound deadening for sinks.
     
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    The higher end stainless sinks have a thin membrane of self stick rubber on the underside to help mitigate the sounds from the sink.
     
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    The OP didn't define his/her terms sufficiently to receive a meaningful answer. What are the prime directives?
    1. Fit within the existing cut out?
    2. Durability?
    3. Style?
    4. Choice of colors/finishes?
    5. Single, double or 1/3-2/3?
    6. In-stock-big-box or custom order
    7. Since faucets were not specifically mentioned, it should be assumed the $300 budget allows for a wider choice of sink?

    jack vines
     
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    1. Fit within the existing cut out? - No
    2. Durability? - Yes
    3. Style? - No
    4. Choice of colors/finishes? - No
    5. Single, double or 1/3-2/3? - Single
    6. In-stock-big-box or custom order - Either works

    $300 is the budget for the sink only
     

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