Get help, with our kitchen sinks FAQ
Q. I want to buy a new sink for my kitchen what do I need to do first?
A. the first thing with deciding on your new kitchen sink is what size you have available. Once you know this you can start looking at different styles and finishes.
Q. Should I go for a round sink or a square sink?
A. This is really personal preference. There is more of choice within square sinks in comparison to round sinks, and a square design tends to be more popular, but a round sink would certainly be contemporary and unusual.
Q. What design of sink should I go for?
A. There is no right or wrong answer, it is what you like the look of and what best suits the style of kitchen you are trying to achieve. If you need extra bowl space then one of the one and a half bowl or double bowl sinks would be perfect, if you are looking for something stylish and contemporary then there are hundreds of sleek sinks to choose from and if it's something a bit more traditional that you are after then our range of Belfast sinks would be ideal.
Q. What materials can I choose from and which is the best?
A. There are a few materials to choose from within the sink ranges, some of these include stainless steel, ceramic and mixes of materials which usually include granite. There is no real better material to choose from, each material comes with it's own unique properties. Stainless steel is probably the most usual kind of material, followed by the mixes and then ceramic. There are even a small selection of glass sinks. With sinks it is best to find your perfect sink, and then read about the material and if it offers everything you want for your kitchen. If it is material that you are most interested in then it would be worth doing some research into the different types of materials and choosing your sink accordingly.
Q. Which install option should I go for, for my kitchen sink?
A. The install options for kitchen sinks does run in parallel to some extent with the style of sink that you choose. The main install options are inset, under mount and then semi undermount for most belfast sinks, although you will find that they will come under the undermount category. There is no right or wrong answer, this will depend on the sink that you have chosen and the design of your kitchen. undermount will be single bowls with no drainer sitting under your work surface whereas inset will have a draining board and sit more sort of 'on' your work surface.
Q. I have a cloakroom/tiny kitchen what sink style should I choose?
A. If you have limited space there are still lots of options for you to choose from. The smaller inset sinks without draining boards, or the small round bowl kitchen sinks would be ideal for smaller spaces. Always check the technical drawings if you are unsure of sizing.
Q. I don't have a big budget, is there still a good variety of sinks to choose from?
A. There are lots of lovely sinks to choose from, even if you don't have a big budget. There are even special pro value sinks which offer fantastic sinks at lower prices.
Q. What else will I need to go with my sink?
A. Most sinks will come with their wastes and overflow but not all so do check, other things that you may require are the siphon plumbing kits which are sold separately and tap.
Q. Can I find matching items to go with my kitchen sink?
A. A lot of the sink ranges also have taps in the range so you can coordinate your tap and sink, however there are also lots of different taps to choose from if you decide you want to mix it up a little bit!
Q. What is involved with maintaining my sink correctly?
A. Your kitchen sink like any other item will require regular cleaning to keep it in the best shape. Never use anything abrasive on it as it will damage the materials, always check the manufacturer's cleaning recommendations.