Stainless Steel Sink
Stainless steel is practical for sink. It makes for a hard-wearing design that’s resistant to cracking or chipping. Stainless steel is also beneficial as it doesn’t harbour bacteria and is easy to clean, although it’s worth noting that stainless steel sinks can show up water marks, discolouration from limescale, drip marks and smears. This is easily avoidable if you’re prepared to take the time to dry it after every use.
Composite sinks are engineered by combining crushed granite or quartz with a resin filler. Silgranit sinks are a composite sink consisting quartz sand, the hardest element of granite.
This makes them scratch, stain and heat resistant or, in other words, very easy to maintain – and you don’t get the smears of stainless steel after use.
Solid surface Sink
Generally made from a mix of minerals and resin, solid surface, such as Corian and Hi-Macs, is extremely hygienic due to its non-porous surface, which is resistant to bacteria and mould.If you’re considering solid surface, however, bear in mind it’s one of the more expensive sink options. It’s also not as heat-resistant as materials such as granite, so remember not to place any hot pans directly on it.