Benefits of a Stainless Steel Undermount Sink
Many people choose to have a stainless steel undermount sink because of the sleek look that it gives the countertop. This is especially true for homeowners with granite and concrete countertops. The look of the countertop is not offset with the silver lining of a drop-in sink, so the countertop has a smooth endless look. From some angles, it might not even look like the kitchen has a sink. Since the undermount sink is installed under the countertop rather than dropped in ‘ like most countertops are ‘ the countertop has a smooth finished look.
Hygiene is of utmost importance in a kitchen. All necessary precautions should be taken anywhere that food will be handled. The stainless steel undermount sink is a more hygienic choice than traditional drop-in sinks. This is because the drop-in sink has a silicone seal that often wears away over time. Food and dirt become trapped between the sink and the countertop. Germs have a chance to flourish creating an unhealthy environment.
It is easier to clean countertops with a stainless undermount sink. When you are cleaning the countertops you can simply food crumbs directly into the sink and rinse them down the drain. With drop-in sinks, you must wipe the crumbs off the side of the counter into your hand or directly into the trash. In doing this, there is a chance that crumbs will fall onto the ground, leaving you to do more cleaning work. Having an undermount sink makes it easier to clean your countertops with just one wipe. This makes countertops easier to maintain.
If you are looking for a way to accentuate your kitchen countertops, consider adding a stainless steel undermount sink. The sleek look, ease of cleaning, and additional hygiene are excellent reasons for adding an undermount sink to your kitchen.
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