That's What Kitchen Sinks Are Made Of

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Arguably the most popular kitchen sink material. Available in a wide range of style, price, shape, quality, and size. The lower the gauge, the thicker the steel; 18 gauge is standard for household use.


Copper Kitchen Sink

Unique design choice with avid following. Won't stain, rust or corrode. Darkening "patina" is considered part of its charm. Some models claim antimicrobial properties.

Granite Composite

Granite Kitchen Sink

Durability and designer appearance can be worth the expense. Can blend with granite countertop for a truly upscale look.

Quartz Composite

Quartz Composite Kitchen Sink

A more affordable alternative to granite composite. One step below granite for durability but still very good.


Fireclay Composite Kitchen Sink

A dense form of china, glazed and fired at very high heat to be more durable and chip resistant than vitreous china. Stays glossy; often utilized for farmhouse sinks.

Cast iron/enamel

Cast iron/enamel Kitchen Sink

Newer enamel surfaces are attractive, available in wide range of colors. Cast iron is very durable. Make sure cabinets can support weight.


Steel/enamel Kitchen Sink

Enamel surfaces are attractive, available in a wide range of colors. The steel base weighs and costs less than cast iron but does not offer the same degree of durability.