Single basin kitchen sink come in a range of finishes from porcelain to granite, and in various styles such as the traditional over-the-counter mounting, substructure and from the vessels sinks, but they only have a few standard measures. When choosing a new sink, consider all the differences and advantages that each one offers.
While sinks have the same basic design, kitchen sinks have very different designs. Bathroom sinks are usually oval or round. Kitchen sinks are traditionally square or rectangular. Most include two basins separated by a barrier in the middle. Others have a small basin that is 8 to 10 inches from side to side and a large container that is around 18 to 20 inches. The two basins usually have the same depth, but in some cases the smaller sink basin is shallower, and closer to 8 inches. The other basin is deeper, closer to 10 inches.
Sinks come in all kinds of materials such as porcelain, stone, ceramic and acrylic. Stone sinks are of solid construction, as they are carved into a stone block. However, cultured stone sinks made of stone powder and adhesive, suffer from thermal shock. This causes cracks to form near the sink drain when hot tap water contacts the surface of the sink. Porcelain sinks are very heavy and solid, but they crack and jump when hit by solid objects. Acrylic sinks resist dirt, but are sensitive to heat and melt when a hot pan is left inside them.