Stone Sinks 101
Artisan Crafted Stone Sinks
Sinks Gallery offers one of the largest collections of natural stone, marble, granite, travertine and onyx sinks available anywhere. Our stone sinks are individually hand crafted from the finest materials in the world to produce truly unique, one-of-a-kind kitchen, bar and bathroom sinks. In addition to traditional style stone sinks such as the farm house for the kitchen and finely finished vessels for the bath, we also offer our SoLuna line. Ranging from rustic to elegant these vessels are made from petrified wood, onyx, marble, fossil and river rock. With their unusual, organic shapes and colors, the earthy presence of these sinks always draws admirers.
A stone sink from Sinks Gallery adds an incredible work of art to your home and an essential focal point to your kitchen or bath. Unlike ordinary, mass produced sinks and bathtubs, hand crafted stone kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, vessel sinks and bath tubs have unique personalities and one-of-a-kind charm. Attractive, durable and easy to maintain, their natural sophistication will transform an ordinary room into an elegant, luxurious and comfortable environment.
To complement your lovely stone sink, we also offer a huge selection of high quality faucets and accessories.
Care of your Stone Sink
One of the most frequent questions we get from our customers is: "how do I take care of this sink?" The answer will depend on the particular stone used to craft your sink and the degree of polishing applied to its surface. For example, limestone is more porous than granite and a highly polished surface is less porous than a honed surface.
Preventive Maintenance and Sealing
Due to the porous nature of stone your sink can take on stains. Proper sealing is required to make sure that staining substances don’t leave their traces. Most of the stone sinks we sell are not sealed. There are two ways to seal your sink – wax, or one of the many stone sealing products available. The type of stone sealer you use depends on the type of stone, but most tile or hardware stores carry a variety of stone sealing products to choose from. Stone sealers should typically be applied once a year. If you prefer to wax your sink, you will want to do this at least once a month. Our Renaissance Wax is perfect for that purpose.
It’s a good idea to be careful with stains even when the sink is sealed. The longer a spill remains on the stone, the deeper it can penetrate and the more permanent it becomes. We recommend that you wipe up spills immediately. In addition, don’t allow surface deposits of water bi-products such as calcium, salt, lime or detergents to build up on your stone sink.
To clean your sink, use a soapy soft cloth, sponge or nylon brush. Be sure to rinse the sink well after cleaning and dry it thoroughly. Cleaning on a regular basis will help prevent the development of hard water deposits. If your sink develops persistent stains, try a non-abrasive cleaner such as dishwasher soap, Soft Scrub or a professional stone cleaner solution which can be purchased from a local hardware or tile store. DO NOT use any acidic tub and tile cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, ammonia, abrasive or soft paste cleaners, vinegar, alcohol, window cleaners or lemon juice. In addition DO NOT use abrasive cleaning pads such as steel wool, metal brushes or scouring powders.
By following these simple guidelines you’ll enjoy your beautiful stone sink virtually forever.