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Question DetailsAsked on 4/25/2014

best type of kitchen sink; solid surface or stainless steel or quartz?

have a solid surface and dislike the stains; however , heard stainless steel scratches. What about Quartz, is that an option?

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I have lost count of how many kitchens I have remodeled and I prefer Brushed Stainless Steel sinks. Polished will show scratched more and with the brushed finish if you wipe with the grain with a milld scrub pad and an old time product called Bar Keepers Friend the look good almost forever. If you have any concerns about scratches in the bottom you can use a grid when needed, most sink manufacturers make them for their sinks. You say you have stains in a solid surface siink and it is probably the older generation. The newer ones have a high stone content to the mix and are less prone to this but I still prefer stainless.


Answered 6 years ago by ContractorDon


I totally agree with Don - Brushed Stainless Steel (heavily wire brushed so is basically a surface comprised totally of fine grooves or scratches) is the only way to go - stains clean off easily with steel wool (if you get good US steel and not chinese not-quite-stainless junk) or scour pad or baking soda or like he says, rubbing stone - and the brushed finish conceals scratches. Our double stainless sink is 33 years old and other than one little dent in the rim from dropping something heavy on it that I have not hammered back out yet because I have to remove the sink to get at the back side, no sign of wear or deterioration. Brushes surface is no harder to clean, and does not seen to hold dirt, any more than smooth or polished stainless.

Solid surface stains, as does quartz to a lesser extent though does pick up rust stains easily, and both chip easier than a heavy duty stainless steel sinkk dents or scratches. Quartz resists staining better, but will wear at the outer surface on copper and glass pans and bowls, and can get smear marks from rubbing of softer things like metal pans and any ceramic or pottery items - look like chalk marks. Will largely rub out but can get to be a nuisance to have to do that every few days.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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