Monday, July 9, 2018

A New Sink On The Block: Composite Granite

Much like how solid surface quartz materials took over the counter top market a while back, we now have another engineered material for sinks! Composite granite is a solid surface material made from granite stone dust and acrylic resins molded into a sink form. And I am seeing more and more composite granite sinks popping up...

While the material is made from granite, it has a uniform color and appearance, unlike actual stone. But the true advantage of this material is its extreme durability. Where porcelain can chip and stain, and stainless steel can dent and scratch, composite granite is highly scratch resistant, and in fact might break glassware should you drop any in the sink. Its non-porous nature also makes it stain resistant.

Many companies now manufacture composite granite sinks such as Kohler and Franke.

Blanco has a line of newly reformulated composite granite sinks made from what they are calling SILGRANIT®.

Features of a granite sink in SILGRANIT® :
- Rock hard granite durability
- Heat resistant up to 536° F
- Unsurpassed cleanability backed by industry leading 7 patents
- Resistant to scratches, stains and all household acids and alkali solutions

As you can see, the sinks from all manufacturers are available in many different styles and sizes, including single or double bowls, farmhouse or apron sinks, and drop-in or undermount applications.

Happy designing!

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