Kitchen Sinks

At Castano, we offer a large range of quality Kitchen sinks to suit your desired look for your kitchen.

We offer a range of styles from the budget style pressed bowls and drainer, to the undermount bowl style that suits the most desired stone benchtops and many different sizes.

Our famous Calabria Sink range is manufactured from 1.5mm thick 304 Stainless Steel with extra sound dampening protection, is ideal for your next kitchen installation. 

Check out our range of Castano Kitchen Sinks below

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a Question Regarding Kitchen Sinks?

We have comprised the most common questions when it comes to kitchen sinks. We hope that this information will help you choose the right kitchen sink for your situation.

 When it comes to stainless steel kitchen sinks, there are two types, pressed sinks and hand made sinks. Pressed sinks are manufactured using a mould to press the bowl and a drainer into shape. Hand made sinks are produced from a single sheet, folded and hand welded with labour intensive polishing which makes them more expensive compared to pressed sinks. Low cost Pressed Sinks sometimes are not touched by human hands through the manufacturing process, only by robots.

Currently there are three main materials used in the production of kitchen sinks. These are 304 Stainless Steel, Composite Quartz/ Granite and Fireclay.  Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. 

The advantages of hand made sinks is usually they consists of tighter internal radius inside the bowl compared to pressed sinks. They don’t have a weakness compared to pressed two piece sinks where the bowl is welded to the top plate of the kitchen sink. When it comes to scratches, hand made sinks have an advantage of removing scratches from stainless steel if it has a brushed finish by using the correct finishing pad to add brushed lines back into the stainless, while pressed kitchen sinks is not possible to remove scratches.

We live in a visual and fashion world, therefore coloured sinks are becoming popular due to consumers looking for a statement in their kitchen. However, when it comes to coloured kitchen sinks, some are not made fit for purpose, more for show. A Composite Quartz/Granite Kitchen Sink is the best choice for coloured kitchen sinks due to the material. PVD Coloured Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks will show wear and tear more in the long run with most insisting on installing bowl grids to protect the base of the bowl from scratches. Once a PVD Coloured sink is scratched it cannot be repaired. 

There is only one choice when it comes to kitchen sinks being used on laminated benchtops. Install a kitchen sink with a tap landing, where the kitchen sink mixer is installed on the sink itself. It is not recommended to install a kitchen sink mixer onto laminate benchtop. If the kitchen sink mixer leaks over time, it can swell the laminate benchtop, causing the entire benchtop to be replaced.

Generally, the thicker the stainless steel material, the higher the cost of the kitchen sink. An increase in the thickness of the  stainless steel has advantages when it comes to installation and if the kitchen sink has a tap landing. Less thickness of the stainless steel material will make it harder ensure the sink sits flat on any benchtop surface. Stainless Steel thickness such as 1.5mm, will look better installed compared to a sink with a thickness of 1.0mm. 

If a tall kitchen sink mixer is installed onto the tap landing of the kitchen sink, a kitchen sinks which is made from thicker material will have less flexing of the sink compared to a kitchen sinks produced from a lower thickness of stainless steel, a common problem with low cost pressed sinks with tall kitchen sink mixers.

 

When it comes to kitchen sinks installation types, there are three common types. Top Mount, Undermount and Flushmount. Topmount means the edge of the sinks is installed on top of the benchtop. This is common for benchtops manufactured from laminate materials.

Undermount installation refers to the kitchen sink being installed on the underside of the benchtop, meaning the edge of the kitchen sink is not visible. This is common with stone benchtops. Normally extra costs are involved with undermount kitchen sink installations due to the exposed edges of the stone requires polishing.

Flushmounted kitchen sink installation refers to the kitchen sink being installed with the top of the sink being flush with the benchtop. This is achieved by rebating the thickness of the kitchen sink of the benchtop to ensure the edge of the sink does not protrude higher than the top of the benchtop. This type of kitchen sink installation is found in stone benchtops.

 

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