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need sink opinions [Feb. 13th, 2012|09:12 am]
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[arma_padawan]
Hi all,

i'm looking to get opinions on sinks. i would like to go with a cast-iron double-bowl undermount. does anyone have opinions on cast-iron versus acrylic? I would really like a white sink if possible.
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[User Picture]From: sandokai
2012-02-13 02:54 pm (UTC)
I would definitely look at online reviews. I don't know the material of the bathroom sink we have-- some kind of metal-- and it is unfortunately rusting around the edges. I have no idea how old it is. I googled for images though and the cast-iron ones look nice!
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[User Picture]From: ceo
2012-02-13 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'd be inclined to go with cast iron, but do note that cast iron sinks are INSANELY heavy. Undermount ones require some sort of support from underneath.

Edited at 2012-02-13 15:23 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: arma_padawan
2012-02-13 06:51 pm (UTC)
looks like my choices are synthetics or stainless steel for undermount in the $200 - $300 price range.
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[User Picture]From: valkyrii
2012-02-13 08:04 pm (UTC)
I'm a fan of cast iron and you can find some really nice genuine oldies on Craigslist or at Habitat For Humanity ReStores (if you have one nearby) for cheap. My only complaint is that it seems to takes a lot less to break a glass in a cast iron sink. They're pretty unforgiving to delicate breakables.
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[User Picture]From: eightydollsyell
2012-02-14 05:38 am (UTC)
I love cast iron sinks, so that would be my choice. I'm especially partial to the ones with the drainboard built in (is that the right phrase?).
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