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Fireclay Sinks: Everything Good and Bad You Need To Know

Welcome to our fireclay farm sink review. In today's blog, we’ll be exploring everything you need to know about fireclay farmhouse sinks, and whether they might be the right fit for you. Home renovations are one of the biggest expenditures for Americans across the country each year. One of the most popular rooms to remodel is the kitchen. Given that the kitchen is the the most spot-light room for entertaining guests, you want to make sure this room is to your liking and functions well.

If you’re in the process of enhancing your kitchen, one of the most important things to get right is your sink. The problem is, with so many options, it can often feel overwhelming to know which type of sink to buy. Thanks to its unique style, and incredible durability, the fireclay farmhouse sink is becoming increasingly popular each year. In this review, we’ll be looking at the pros and cons of this sink, and discussing why it might be the perfect option for you in your remodeling plans.

To begin, lets discus what even is a fireclay farmhouse sink. A fireclay farmhouse sink consists of the incredibly durable fireclay material and is produced by subjecting the fireclay to extremely high temperatures to create the perfect ceramic sink. A farmhouse sink, also known as a "apron front" sink, is a style of sink that descends deep beneath the level of your kitchen counters. The fireclay farmhouse sink is a high-quality sink that will work with virtually any kitchen remodeling style.

Durability of Fireclay

Without a doubt, one of the biggest reasons fireclay farmhouse sinks are expanding in popularity is due to the fact the fireclay material is exceptionally durable. Fireclay sinks are coated with a highly resistant glaze that makes the sink scratch and chip resistant. Who wants to have a scratched or chipped sink only days after having it installed? With fireclay, you don’t have to worry about leaving any scratches when washing your sharp knives or have a panic attack after accidentally dropping a heavy pot into the sink.

But it gets even better. Fireclay sinks do not discolor, rust or fade, leaving you with a sink that looks exactly like you bought it, even after years of usage - which can’t be said about other types of sinks on the market today.

Remodeling your kitchen can be pricey if you’re not careful, so investing in a high-quality sink that will last for years is one of the best decisions you can possibly make. While there are other types of sinks on the market that may be cheaper, the cost of not having to repair or replace your sink more than makes up for the initial investment. Not only are these sinks super durable, but they can also suit any kitchen style that you have in mind with it's basic white color to match any style! The fireclay farmhouse sinks look very similar to cast iron sinks; however, as far as the durability goes, it doesn’t get much better than these.

Cleaning & Maintenance Your Fireclay Sink

As with any sink, the better you take care of it, the longer it will last. With proper upkeep and care, fireclay farmhouse sinks can last for many years. The key to keeping your sink in good shape is being consistent about cleaning it. Although fireclay is resistant to foods, and liquids, that often stain other types of sinks, it’s important not to leave your sink dirty for extended periods. While we know life can get in the way, and dishes pile up, ensuring that these are washed promptly, and kept out of the sink, will help keep your sink in tip-top condition for longer.

The best way to clean your fireclay sink is by routinely taking a wet washcloth and a mild cleaning solution, and giving your sink a thorough scrub. After you wipe down your sink, take another dry washcloth, and dry it to prevent the potential water spotting. There are also additional sink waxes that you can purchase that will help give your sink a noticeable shine. The fantastic thing about a fireclay sink is that it is relatively low maintenance and can be kept in good condition for a very long time.

If you happen to have any tough food stains in your sink, use a magic eraser or sponge to remove the harder food stains, and then wash the sink as you would normally.

Why Choose Fireclay? Pros and Cons

While we have briefly talked about the construction and performance of a fireclay farmhouse sink, let’s take a more in-depth look at the pros and cons of fireclay.

Fireclay Pros

  • Incredibly durable

Fireclay is one of the most durable materials used in sinks today and can withstand virtually anything you throw at it. Because fireclay is so durable, you’ll spend less time worrying about replacing your sink and more time enjoying your kitchen.

  • Resistant To Higher Levels of Heat

Thanks to how the sink is made, your fireclay sink is made of materials that are resistant to significantly higher levels of heat, compared to other sinks. While it’s generally a good practice not to place hot pots and pans directly into your sink, the fireclay material can more than withstand a good amount of heat without causing any damage.

  • Conveince of cleaning

Since the fireclay material is durable and resistant, the sink itself is very easy to clean and maintain. While you may run into an occasional food stain that might be trickier than normal to get off, it’s a very uncommon issue and does'nt take alot of scrubbing. While fireclay farmhouse sinks are fantastic and come with many benefits, there are a few small disadvantages you should take into consideration.

Fireclay Cons

  • A Bigger Investment

Compared to other sink options, fireclays are a little more costly. The durability of the product, however, will likely save you money in the long run, on sink repair and maintenance.

Additionally, we offer incredible deals to help you lock in savings and take advantage of the durability that the fireclay sink provides for years to come.

  • A Heavier Sink

Another potential downside is that a deep farmhouse sink is heavier than other sink options on the market. You do need to have a sturdy and strong area to place your sink, which could be a deal-breaker. Of course, with the extra weight, there is more stability and durability, too, so this is a minor issue if you’re looking to purchase a sink that’s a joy to use constantly.

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, the sink choice plays a significant role in the success of your remodeling project.

If you’re looking to have a sink, you will absolutely love for many years to come, a fireclay farmhouse sink is the way to go. Incredibly durable, flexible, and stylish, we have dozens of options to choose from to fit your every need.

Your kitchen should be a place of comfort and inspiration, and coming home to a gorgeous fireclay sink can do just that!

If you think a fireclay farmhouse sink would complete your kitchen or would like to see one on display, give us a call here at Flow at 215-454-2258 to schedule an appointment or have our skilled sales staff answer any questions you may have.

This article is courtsey of: Brittany Rycroft from Annie and Oak blogs


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