Why We Choose Natural Stone Kitchen Sink

Natural stone is highly durable and resistant to stains, scuffs, and scratches material for your kitchen sink. Here are some information about the stone kitchen sinks.


1.     Common materials in the market for kitchen sinks

2.     Which stone are suitable for kitchen sink

3.     Why use stone kitchen sink

4.     Install ways for kitchen sink

5.     The production procedure for stone kitchen sinks

6.     The packing ways of stone kitchen sinks

7.     Shipping way for exporting stone kitchen sinks

8.     Tips to maintain stone kitchen sink

9.     How to order a stone kitchen sink

10.  What if you get a break kitchen sink

1. Common materials in the market for kitchen sinks.

l  Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is the most popular material for modern kitchen sinks thanks to their durability, longevity, and cost-effectiveness, but it requires regular cleaning to maintain their look as well.

l  Copper

 Copper will not rust, and it exhibits antimicrobial properties, Copper is also highly reactive and will develop a distinctive blue/green patina over time.

 l  Acrylic

Acrylic is a cost-effective and attractive material and available in a wide range of colors and designs. It is a solid material, moderate scratches can be sanded and polished out, and they are resistant to staining. The main cons is their general intolerance to heat.

l  Natural Stone


Natural stone sinks are a luxurious and attractive option. Due to their natural characteristics, every sink is unique with different veins.

2. Which stone are suitable for kitchen sink

l  Granite

Granite is a great option for kitchen sink, as it could lasts for a very long time. Granite have good heat resistance capability, also known for their durability and easy installation. Granite looks best in gourmet kitchens.

l  Marble

Marble seems like not the best choice for kitchen sink as it is not much better for heat resistance as granite. But its beauty and veined patterns make it one of the most elegant of all types of natural stones and look great in any kitchen. It is a porous stone, so it must be higher maintenance to remain the good condition.

l  Travertine


Travertine gives you the flexibility to design a kitchen in such a way that it looks comfortable and stylish at the same time. But it is a very porous stone come with higher density and need protective seal.

3. Why use stone kitchen sink

The fascination with natural stone kitchen sink is justified because of how timeless and elegant they look.

l  There are many types of natural stone materials that could be chosen, from the common stone like marble, granite to the rarer ones like travertine, onyx and even limestone.

l  A stone kitchen sink in its natural form is both ornamental and functional, it can easily match your home decor with is versatile design. You can also create your countertop and sink using the same material.

l  Natural stone sinks are strong and durable, they are not susceptible to dent or rust. With proper maintenance, your kitchen sink could last for a lifetime.


l  Generally, stone sinks have a relatively high resistance to heat, it means that a your kitchen sink won’t be damaged when you use warm waters to do the clean work.

4. Install ways for kitchen sink

l  Drop-in: 

It is also called self-rimming sink, a drop-in sink has a rim that rests on the countertop, and this rim supports the weight of the sink. 

l  Undermount:

Undermount sinks usually hang from supports glued and screwed to the underside of the countertop.

l  Apron: 

A farmhouse sink has a wide apron in the front that extends past the edge of the countertop.

1. The production procedure for stone kitchen sinks

l  Cutting

The first step is to choose a block and cut it down to a working dimensional size.

l  Hand Cutting

This step is to break the solid interior of the stone, that allows to hollow out the center when shaping easier.

l  Shaping

In this step, our professional sculptors start to shape the exterior design and hollow out the center. Normally they use chisels and other hand tools.

l  Polishing

This is the final step that our worker will polish both the interior and exterior surface of kitchen sink to bring out the original color of the stone and natural veining.

 And there you will have it, from one solid block to a nice stone kitchen sink.

6. The packing ways of stone kitchen sinks


Stone kitchen sink is heavy that need to be packed in a solid wooden crate individually and we always put foam on the sides to prevent it damaged when transit. Normally the wooden crate comes with pallet that allow you delivering it from the container by forklift.

7. Shipping way for exporting stone kitchen sink

l  By Ocean:

We usually recommend to ship stone kitchen sinks by sea, as it is much cost-effective. Which takes around 15-30 days for ocean shipping and you need to do customs clearance.

l  By Air:


As the gross weight of a stone kitchen sink is around 150KGS, the cost will be expensive to send it by air. But it takes less time for you to receive it, say 5-7 days, that is suitable for urgent projects.

8. Tips to maintain stone kitchen sink

There are a few simple and easy steps to follow in order to maintain your natural stone sink.

l  After each use, give your sink a quick rinse with clean water just to be sure your not leaving behind any chemicals or harmful residues that could build up on the surface or etch into the stone. . The longer a stain remains on a stone sink, the deeper it penetrates.

l  Give your stone sink a periodic cleaning with a very mild soap and dry it with a soft, clean cloth.


l  Re-apply a protective sealant to your sink on an ‘as needed’ basis… but at least once every 15 to 24 months, depending on its use. 

9. How to order a stone kitchen sink

If you are interested in our stone products or have any questions, feel free to contact us by phone and email, we will offer you best price and service.


Tel: 0086-595-87307799 or 778-588-0707 (USA phone number)

Fax: 0086-595-87305599


Email: sales15@sunshinestone.com.cn

10. What if you get a break kitchen sink


We have rich experience and export many kitchen sinks oversea every year, our packing is no problem for safety. Moreover, we will buy insurance for you and you could claim from the insurance agent at your side if some unexpected do happen during the transportation. If for quality problems such as sinks with chips, noticeable repairs, sizes out of standard drawing etc, we would like to replace without doubt.


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