Qualities & Common Problems To Look Out For When Choosing The Right Kitchen Sink

We all know that home renovation can be a tedious and tiring process. You’re constantly on the lookout for new ideas and quality materials at an affordable price. All of this hassle can result in overlooking the small details like choosing the perfect kitchen sink for your home.


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Most people usually tend to go for aesthetics, but it is important that you pay equal attention to the functionality. At the end of the day, you need a sink that has the right qualities for your home, and this is why:

  • Kitchen sinks are an important workplace for the preparation of food for your loved ones. It needs to be super hygienic, fuss-free and efficient to avoid any contamination or bacteria.
  • It’s a semi-permanent investment – you cannot uninstall it easily if it doesn’t suit your tastes.
  • This decision is going to affect your daily life for years to come.
  • A truly individualized home is often conveyed through a good kitchen design and the sink is definitely an essential that defines the user’s habits and lifestyle.


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These are some of the reasons you need to consider when choosing the best-suited kitchen sink for your home. There is a wide selection of sinks to choose from these days – from materials to designs and installation methods, each one has its own pros and cons. So how do we decide? Let’s take a look at some of the common problems and qualities we should look out for from some of the most widely sold sinks in the industry:

1. Top-Mount Kitchen Sink

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As you can already tell by the name, a top-mount sink is installed into the hole that has been cut out from the countertop. This means that the rims of the sink would be visible on the surface of the countertop. It is one of the most commonly found sinks in every household, but they do come with their own sets of pros and cons. They’re cost-effective and easy to install, however, one of the major cons would be the accumulation of gunk and debris around the rims, which homeowners would have to regularly clean for hygiene purposes. Moreover, the constant cleaning can cause the silicon to wear off easily.


2. Under-Mount Kitchen Sink

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As the name suggests, under-mount sinks are installed below the countertop. They offer a smoother and neater finish when installed along with natural stone countertops. Its streamlined appearance allows for easy maintenance, as you can simply sweep food scraps or water straight into the basin. However, they are more expensive than the top-mount sink as it has a more complicated installation process, due to the need for proper support and sealing. Since the sink has no edges, avoid filling up your sink to the brim as water seepage causes pressure for the cement and silicon that hold the sink to loosen up.


3. Flush Mount Kitchen Sink

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A flush mount sink is one of the latest ways to install a kitchen sink as it requires the use of a high technology machine for precision fabrication as well as experience and skills to install in order to achieve a seamless Flush look. It is basically cut to form and sits on level with the countertop. It’s clean aesthetic and modern looks are to die for, plus it comes with a number of awesome benefits!

Flush mount sinks are not susceptible to algae growth so they’re perfectly hygienic – no debris to collect and easy maintenance! Moreover, this kind of a kitchen sink doesn’t suffer from water retention and the edges are unlikely to chip off with age. Flush mount sinks also eliminate water seepage issues and since they don’t have any hidden corners, you don’t need to worry about debris or food scraps accumulation. However, they do require professional fabrication and installation so they can sit ‘flush’ against the countertops.


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iQuartz has introduced their own handmade Hachi Flush Mount Sink which is unique, contemporary and practical in design. Each Hachi Flush Mount Sink is handmade to order, as they are individually produced from special-made moulds for a more accurate size fitting. Therefore, you can expect your flush mount sink to have a smooth and level finish, which is not only visually aesthetic but also practical as well. The flush mount sinks come with a bracket system and are made using only top-quality grade stainless steel (SUS 304, 1.2mm), designed to reduce the common problems we have accumulated through many years of experience in the industry.


After many years of experience in this industry, iQuartz introduced this innovative and practical design of the Hachi Flush Mount sinks which many Singaporeans are loving and adding this aesthetically pleasing addition to their collections. You can bet that thousands of customers can’t be wrong as iQuartz strive to use the best material, installation method and providing the best services at an affordable price.

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