Choosing a Bar Sink
Bar sinks, also referred to as prep sinks, are a convenient addition to home bars, or used in kitchens where counter space is limited. There are several options to consider when deciding on a bar sink, including the sink style and size, the material itís made from and the accessories available to customize the sink to suit your needs.
With an undermount sink, the sink sits just beneath the countertop and the edges of the counter, where it is cut out to fit the sink, are finished. These types of bar sinks are contemporary and offer a sleek look. They also come with covers that transform them into counter space when the sink isnít in use.
Acrylic is a common sink material that is also stain-resistant and durable. However, bronze or copper can add an aged beauty to your wet bar as they develop a patina with age. Cast iron is a durable option, but the enamel or porcelain coating on most cast iron sinks scratches easily. Cast iron is also heavy and requires support underneath the counter.
Stainless steel is lightweight, economical and also impact and stain resistant. However, granite or another stone sink will have a natural look. Stone sinks are heavy, as in the case of cast iron, but they are more durable than stainless steel and resistant to scratches. However, stone sinks require frequent cleaning because they are porous.
In addition to customized options for the basin, you can choose from a wide variety of faucets and some sinks have additional cut-outs to accommodate a sprayer or soap dispenser as well.
FaucetDepot carries a large selection of durable and long lasting bar sinks at the best prices around. We are one of the top retailers of sinks from the finest manufacturers in the industry including Kohler, Elkay and Blanco, to name only a few. Our sinks will hold their finish and stand up to the most rigorous usage for years to come.