sinks and vanities from stone and engineered materials

Opinion: material for sinks and vanities


When choosing material for your bathroom vanity or kitchen sink, it is important to see that it has low porosity, that is, absorbs no liquids. It is also important that moisture does not seep from the splashback into the microscopic cracks between the components of the worktop through the cracks along the edges. Acrylic solid surface is indispensable here. Acrylic stone can be used to make a washbasin of any shape and size, which can be integrated into the vanity without any visible seams. Moreover, and the joints can be rounded by radius to make the surface smooth. Such seamless piece of furniture is very easy to clean and maintain. Low porosity together with the absence of dirt and moisture makes unfavourable conditions for the growth of bacteria and fungi. This is especially convenient in public areas with high traffic. Acrylic solid surface sinks are desirable in medical institutions where high requirements for hygiene is the priority. Most acrylic solid surface brands have hygiene certificates. 


Acrylic stone has almost zero absorbency and no visible joints, which makes it ideal in bathrooms. Quartz, porcelain and ceramic surfaces, which also have almost zero absorbency, still have visible joints. Moisture and dirt can still accumulate along the edges. Of course, these can be cleaned with a brush. Natural stone washbasins and worktops look great in the bathroom, but are not very practical if it is used frequently. In order to maintain the perfect appearance, natural stone products need to be impregnated periodically and not allowed to stay damp. Otherwise, stone surfaces become stained and mould may appear. All natural stones are porous and water penetrates into them easily.

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