Cast Iron Sink – Utility, Undermount Laundry And Kitchen Cast Iron Sinks
Go ‘antique' with a contemporary cast iron sink. Self rimming or undermount cast iron sinks offer great functionality for kitchen, laundry, utility and bar locations. Learn about models, finish options, sizes and get low everyday online pricing from plumbing and design experts.
How To Get That ‘Traditional' Cast Iron Sink Look
It's never been easier to recreate that sturdy reliability of the traditional cast iron sink for your home. Previously committed to pure functionality, modern cast iron sinks offer decorator design splashes with color options, sizing choices, and a range of installation option in order to give you placement flexibility. Read on for a summary of what's happening to cast iron sink design.
- Utility Room Use. If your clean-up tasks require solid tools, then you need to consider a quality cast iron utility sink. Designed deep at around 10 inches and over 25 inches wide, these sinks mean business when it comes to cleaning tasks, such as laundry, tools or any indoors jobs requiring extra ‘elbow grease'.
- Major Brands To Look For. There's no one perfect manufacturer when determining a home improvement design element for your project. However, many home owner turn to the Kohler cast iron sink line when looking for a leading national brand. Kohler cast iron sinks offer you two tone color finish, sizing options, plus you can integrate Kohler sink product with complementary designed tables and stands.
Bar, Corner, Pedestal, Console Or Wall Mount Options. If you're looking for a smaller unit, and space is an issue, then look into the smaller cast iron bar sinks which you can even position as a corner unit to occupy tighter ‘dead space'. On the other hand, where you're remodeling or swapping out an existing fixture, then a number of cast iron pedestal sink designs are now available. A more expanded version of the ‘pedestal' look are the console table designs, four legged models specifically designed to accommodate a cast iron sink's dimensions and weight.
- Installation Flexibility. Installing your cast iron kitchen or laundry sink presents many of the placement options available in other sink designs. Essentially you have to measure for overall dimensions, determine what sort of console table or counter top you want, then consider either a self rimming or undermount cast iron sink installation. The key advantage of self rimming designs is that your cast iron sink exploits gravity, thereby creates a permanent and sure fit over your counter top. The minor disadvantage of self rimming models is that your counter top surface is interrupted, creating a spot for dirt or other matter to build up against the 1 inch outer flange. By contrast, the undermount cast iron sink frees up your counter top, and merely requires conventional bracing in order to secure its position. You'll note with undermount sinks that your counter top extends perhaps ¼ inch to ½ inch into the sink space, thus creating a clean "framing".