Kitchen sinks are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials, colours, and install applications.
Some brands also offer custom fitted accessories to make your sink more functional to your needs and lifestyle.
Kitchen sinks are available as drop-in sinks, undermount, as well as flushmount. Stainless steel kitchen sinks are most commonly available in an 18 gauge thickness with an 18/10 ratio of chrome/nickel content. Less common are the thinner 20 gauge and thicker 16 gauge sinks. The 18% chrome content increases the hardness and wear resistance while the 10% nickel content strengthens and improves shock resistance. This 18/10 ratio is the preferred content for high-end stainless steel sinks.
Alternative material kitchen sinks which are now becoming popular, to mention a few, are made from fireclay, cast iron with a baked on enamel finish, as well as granite composite sinks and even sinks made from quartz or marble. These other material sinks often offer a choice in color, and some brands are now offering faucets in a matching color to the sink color.
When shopping for a kitchen sink the first consideration is almost always the counter and cabinet size. Next consider function/design options, and then consider material from which the sink is made.