Stainless steel sinks are built to last.
(And look good while doing it.)
Sinks should be built and installed to make a permanent statement. And during their normal life-cycle, they take a lot of use. We can’t think of a more durable or fitting material to use than quality-grade stainless steel.
Nickel bearing stainless steel of differing gauges is what is used for stainless steel sinks. Thickness is inversely based on the gauge number—the lower the number, the thicker the steel. Many consider 18 and 16 gauge sinks to be the top builder quality stainless steel, and these are the only gauges Excell offers. At the manufacturing stage, large flat pieces of stainless steel are "stamped" into the basin shape. When this happens, the material stretches and the corners can be quite thin. When choosing yours, it’s best to think about practicality and durability.
We will also work with a stainless 304, but something to watch out for is companies advertising free sinks with purchase of countertops. These companies tend to use a 204 sink, which is lower grade. We would never recommend this
Something to think about when purchasing a stainless steel sink is that it scratches and those with a mirror-like surface will start to show wear and tear.
Benefits of choosing stainless steel for your sink:
- Durable - Porcelain and cast iron can’t stand up to steel.
- Luster – Won’t rust or stain, the finish is scratch-resistant.
- Absorbs Shock - Cushions dishes against breakage.
- Cleans Easily – Simply use a household disinfectant.
- Greater Capacity - Deeper sink bowls, more usable space
Ask us more about stainless steel sinks. If you prefer, just call us with your general remodeling questions. Our design team is here for you.