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Updated: Oct 22, 2022

When you think of a bathroom what is the first thing you notice?

Toilet? Maybe.

It’s certainly the sink! A sink will always be the center of attention.

The sink area is the most useful as you will be brushing your teeth, looking at yourself in the mirror, and even washing your face.

To ensure how to properly clean your bathroom sink first identify what material is it made of.

The following is a list with the most common sink materials:


solid surface sink

Solid surface sinks are often confused with Corian. It is man-made with a mixture of acrylic, epoxy and more polymers.

Why choose a solid surface?

  • Can be made in different colors.

  • Can be molded and installed into a countertop seamlessly.

  • Stain resistant

The only downside to a solid surface is the cost.


Fireclay sink

Why choose fireclay?

  • Will not rust

  • Will not fade

  • Stain-resistant

Along with solid surface sinks, fireclay is also costly.


Brass sink

Why choose brass?

  • More durable

  • Custom look

The downside to brass is that it can be easily dented and scratched. It will also look dull if not maintained.


Glass sink

Why choose glass?

  • Looks amazing

Only downside to glass is that it is fragile. Glass will break and it is sensitive to heat as well.


stone sink

Why choose stone?

  • A wide range of colors, grains, texture

Stone sinks are expensive. Downsides to stone is that it needs to be sealed, more easily to get stains and scratches.


White china sink

Why choose vitreous china?

  • Durable

  • Available in different colors and shapes

The downside to vitreous china is that it is extremely sensitive to heat (e.g. boiling water)


porcelain sink

Why choose porcelain?

Looks spectacular when shiny (buffing the sink)

Available is a variety of colors

The downside to porcelain is that once you get a stain it is hard to remove without damaging. The damage would be to the enamel layer of the sink.


Stainless steel sink

Why choose stainless steel?

  • Heat-resistant

  • Durable

In comparison to other sinks, stainless steel is also expensive. The downside is that it can be noisy and will show any fingerprints and water marks.

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