A new year may involve some new remodeling projects for your home. If you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, you may want to consider a new sink. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the different options of sink types. There’s steel, glass, ceramic, and many more!

A sink is vital component of your daily life should be selected carefully. Luckily, you have come to the right place for research before going out on a sink hunt. First, we will discuss types of sinks best suited for your kitchen. Stay tuned next week for when we tackle sinks for your bathroom space.


  • Stainless Steel

When looking for the best trade-off between cost, durability, usability and ease of cleaning, stainless steel is a good go-to.

  • Cast Iron

A cast iron sink is a good option that is bold and durable, yet timeless. With a high gloss, glassy finish, a cast iron sink is suitable for any decorative style. Expect a higher price point when purchasing cast iron, as cheaper brands tend to sacrifice quality.

  • Concrete

Concrete sinks are a favorite in kitchen designs, giving an industrial feel to the space. This material is stylish and unique and must be treated with care. Otherwise, concrete sinks are known to chip.

  • Soapstone

A soapstone sink is a popular type of stone sink, known for its durability. It can hide stains and time-worn discoloration. Soapstone is known as the most low-maintenance sink, yet it tends to darken with age and may need resealing every few years.

Consider a variety of options and do your research before deciding which material is best suited for your kitchen sink. Ben Franklin Plumbing will give you an honest and professional opinion on which material to choose. Contact BFP today to speak to one of our experts!