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CDA buying advice – Sink styles

As a rule, the composites are more for functional kitchens, the stainless steel are practical and modern, glass surfaces offer a chic edge to the design while the ceramics suit a traditional styling.

But who is to say you have to adhere to that?

Many traditional kitchens feature stainless steel in their design, especially if they are trying to achieve a more professional kitchen look with a large range cooker. Ceramic can be brought up to date by installing an undermount version in an on trend kitchen island and a composite model, although modern in design, couldn’t be more practical for the family home with its hygiene features and durability.

Whether you go for an overmount or undermount sink depends on how you prefer the correlation between sink and work surface. For an uninterrupted line, you must go for a Belfast or undermount design and this is arguable better when it comes to cleaning. However you will sacrifice a draining board as you will only see this feature on overmount models.

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