Re: Enameled Steel vs. Porcelain Sink (Specifically: Bathroom)
Posted by Terry Love on October 25, 19100 at 11:38:31:
In response to Re: Enameled Steel vs. Porcelain Sink (Specifically: Bathroom)

: : : I am building a house and I'd like to know the pros/cons to both enamelled steel and porcelain sinks. Which is more durable? Any bood brands and models? What I have so far:

: : : Steel:
: : : Cheap
: : : May Chip and can rust
: : : Generally use that rubber seal around which can catch dirt and be a pain to keep clean.

: : : Porcelain:
: : : Generally More expensive
: : : Can chip, and can even crack if you drop something heavy in it.
: : : Generally use silicone to seal around the edges and it looks gross over time.
: : : Gary.

: : Gary,
: : Have you thought of Stainless Steel?

: : Lot's of people are using cast iron or Americast sinks for the porcelain style. Skip the porcelain on steel. Terry

: Oops! As soon as you mentioned stainless steel, I knew something was up. I was referring to a sink in a *bathroom*. I've seen stainless steel vanity sinks for sale, but I can only imagine something like that being installed in a rest area or a night club. :-)

I installed four of them in a home on the lake with wall mount Water fall faucets from Koher.

For bathrooms, I like the china lavs. No rust, good price to value ratio. There is really nothing you can do to them short of dropping hammers on them. Terry

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