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Advantages & Disadvantages of Composite Granite Sinks

Enthusiasts at Home-style-choices.com explain that granite sinks come in two varieties. The first, solid stone granite sinks, are carved out of a solid piece of granite or assembled using individual blocks of granite. The second, composite granite sinks, are put together using a combination of materials. Consider installing a composite granite sink in your kitchen for an alternative to solid stone versions.

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Damage Resistance

Granite composite sinks are not easily damaged. They withstand dents and scratches typically resulting from daily use. Granite composite sinks also resist damage from strong cleaners and detergents that usually stain sinks composed of other materials, like quartz composite.

Limited Style Options

Due to their manufacturing process, granite composite sinks are only available in matt finishes. Homeowners who prefer a shinier look should invest in solid granite sinks.

Heat Resistant

Granitesink.org explains that composite granite sinks will resist heat up to 279 degrees Celsius without burning or melting. When exposed to high heat, composite granite sinks will not lose colour. You can transfer a pot or pan directly from the stove to the sink without worry.

Can Damage Dishes

Because granite composite sinks consist of 70 per cent solid granite and only 30 per cent acrylic, they are still considered hard surfaces. Dishes that fall or are dropped into a granite composite sink will shatter from the impact.

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About the Author

Zoobia Ilyas began writing professionally in 2010. Her work has appeared online for Sangam Literary Magazine, The Cynic Magazine, wiseGEEK and Gallery Femme. She writes fiction, memoir, nonfiction and social commentary essays specializing in women's issues in popular culture. Ilyas holds an honors Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Toronto.

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