On the lookout for a new kitchen sink? Contemplate granite composite. This compact-construction material brings cutting-edge style to a kitchen — and thanks to this high density of granite beams, it offers exceptional resistance to scratches, heat and chips. Some are calling it the most durable composite sink material available on the current market, though it isn’t care-free. Is it for you? See how it looks in kitchens and find a few pros cons and maintenance tips.

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The fundamentals: Granite composite sinks are approximately 80 percent granite and 20 percent acrylic resin. The blend of acrylic and granite makes for an extremely durable surface and material, beating out quartz mix for strength and scratch resistance. Commonly found in dark colors, granite composite may be custom created in a range of matte colours.

Price: From $250 to $550. These countertops are so reasonably priced mainly since they are a mix of materials and not solid granite.

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Advantages: Resistant to scratches, stains, chips and family acids, granite mix feels and looks like natural matte rock. Granite composite sinks will not fade in color when subjected to high heat, and they are able to accommodate hot pots and pans — resisting heat up to 535 degrees Fahrenheit.


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Cons: on account of the manufacturing process, granite composite sinks are available just in matte finishes. Since granite is a porous material, these sinks are vulnerable to stains out of waterborne minerals, which may dull the finish over time.

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Sustainability: Granite composite sinks do not need chemical cleaners, reducing the amount of chemicals that enter our water source.

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Care: While it may stand up to scratches and heat, granite composite does need careful maintenance to maintain its appearance. Wash it every day with a sterile nylon brush in a circular motion to help prevent stains. Dry it with a dishcloth after daily use to help avoid stains out of hard-water deposits.

Never use abrasive powders or pads onto a granite composite sink — they will dull and scratch the surface, making it more susceptible to stains. Many manufacturing businesses offer specialized cleaning products which can keep your sink in good condition.

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