There are more sink options out there than there has ever been, and the bevy of choices make it that much harder to settle on the right one! Porcelain, stainless steel and the ever-increasingly popular copper and granite composites materials are fantastic choices for a sink “remodel”, but one uber-durable option is making waves in the sink world.
Fire clay sinks can withstand firing temperatures more than twice that which is used for cast-iron competitors, and are coated with a glaze and fired at blazing temperatures to meld those two surfaces together, creating a highly durable and beautiful material. They’re resistant to acid, alkali, scratches and impactful blows and just last FOREVER. Sometimes even longer than the house itself! They’re resilient, often handcrafted and just stunningly beautiful.
There are some cons to using a fire clay sink though, and price is at the top of that list. Fire clay sinks are expensive, sometimes skyrocketing into well over a thousand dollars. You also have to support it well, especially near the front if it has an apron style sink overhang. Choosing the right faucet can be bit of a challenge as well, as fire clay sinks only allow wall or counter-mounted, which are also pricier than regular sink-mounted faucets.
Great for modern, farmhouse-style or charming bungalows, fire clay sinks are a high price, and high style, sink option. They can stand the test of time and look beautiful doing it! Below are some reputable fire clay sink retailers:
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