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Modern manufacturing techniques have also improved the way that sinks are made and for this article we'll be looking at Corian sinks, and how they can add some wow to your kitchen.
Corian is manufactured by Dupont and is a completely synthetic material resembling stone. It has some great properties that really should make it worth considering even for a sink.
It is completely non-porous so will not soak in water that can help breed bacteria. That also makes it rather stain resistant. It is also very tough hard as rock, and because it is a 'solid surface' material it can have scratches polished out and even repaired with new sections.
And here is where it gets interesting for architects and kitchen designer: it can be thermoformed: in other words, melted. This enables seamless joints between Corian surfaces ... including your worktop and your sink.
While there are advantages to having a stainless steel sink, including superb stain resistance and ease of replacement, a Corian sink and worktop solution does have some great things going for it.
For a start, the joins between different surfaces are a great place for muck and bacteria to lurk in, and a seamless sink is just so much easier to clean. Next there is aesthetics ... A corian worktop and sink combination has a sleek modern look to it that has plenty of wow-factor. Uncluttered, clean elegant lines while not at home in a country farmhouse, just look amazing in a modern kitchen.
Corian sinks come in four colours: glacier white, cameo white, bone and vanilla and can be fitted in a 'Seamless' or 'Classical' way. Seamless is when all surfaces are flush, and Classical is when there is a slight over hang of the worktop to the sink.
As an option too, there is a combination model featuring a Corian bowl with a stainless steel base that is suitable for applications where chemicals, bleaching agents or dyes might be used.
So, when planning the design of your new modern kitchen, have a think about fitting a Corian worktop and sink, it might be just the ultra-modern clean and sleek look you need!