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Granite Sink Reviews

Although a granite sink is not typically found with granite countertops, it is one of many options for a kitchen or bathroom sink when you install granite counters.


A real granite kitchen sink or granite composite sink can be heavy and bulky - see What is Granite and Marble to learn more.


A granite bathroom sink, many times, is a vessel bowl that sits on top of the stone countertop.


Sinks in the kitchen usually fall into three categories . . . undermount sink, drop-in sink, and apron or farm sink.


Granite Composite Sinks


The hottest new sinks for granite are composite sinks such as Swanstone and Blanco Anthracite.

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These sinks blend in well with granite countertops and, just like quartz countertops, they have the added benefits of chip, heat, and stain resistance. Swanstone sinks come in three colors - Nero (black), Espresso, and Champagne.

Blanco Anthracite Sink

Blanco Anthracite Sink

Undermount Sink


Undermount sinks sit below the surface of the granite countertops and is attached to the underside of the granite with silicone and mechanical attachments (clips).


This type of sink shows off your granite since the hole in the granite has polished sides that are visible.


An undermount sink can be stainless steel, enameled cast iron, or steel, or granite composite.  The granite composite bowls, such as Pegasus brand, are molded from granite and resin but are not considered true granite sinks.


See Stainless Sink Care for advice and tips to keep your sinks looking new.  And check out the best way I've found on how to clean stainless steel appliances - Clean Stainless Steel Appliances.


Stainless steel undermount sinks are the most common bowl used with granite countertops.  They function well and are reasonably priced.  See Granite Faucets for faucet selections made for granite countertops.

Franke granite sink

Undermount Sinks For Granite Countertops

Drop in Sink


Drop-in sinks or self-rimming sinks as they're also known are used with granite countertops as well.  Drop-in stainless steel sinks are typically not chosen for granite sinks.  But enameled iron or steel sinks are.  They are usually white, almond, or black and have a glossy finish.  They are also quite heavy.

Kraus 50 50 bowl Kraus farm sink American Series Double

Kraus 5050

Kraus Farm Sink

American Series Double

American Series Offset

$135.52

$141.38

$370.00

$480.00

BlancoStellar Undermount Sink

$244.78

Blanco Undermount Sink granite farm sink

Apron or Farm Sink


Apron sinks can be made of stainless steel, enameled steel, soapstone, fired clay, and granite.


As a granite sink the apron style is not typical and matching the stone in the countertops can be difficult.


Granite sinks, kitchen placement, have the greatest variety.


Apron sinks were common in farm houses years ago and offer a traditional, old-fashioned look in your kitchen.

copper farm sink

Bathroom Sink


In the bathroom, both undermount and drop-in sinks are common.  They are generally made of ceramic or china material.  For a contemporary look, I have seen undermount stainless steel bathroom vanity sinks.


Vessel bowls are currently a popular style.  Made out of a variety of materials, these bowls can sit on top of the countertop or sit down in the countertop.  A vessel style granite sink bowl can be polished or rough on the outside.  They are typically made from solid blocks of granite.  You can also find these sinks made of onyx.

onyx sink green onyx bathroom sink

Onyx Sink

Green Onyx Bathroom Sink

Factory Direct Sinks


Here are some excellent sources for very good quality sinks at the best price.  My personal favorite is the Amerisink granite sink.  This sink is reasonably priced and has withstood years of use in my own kitchen.  It still looks great too.


Discount granite sinks has sinks for every price level, but all high quality.


Check out how to clean stainless steel appliances for stainless appliance care.



Granite Sink Care


CAUTION: DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANERS SUCH AS COMET, AJAX, SOFT SCRUB, SOS BRILLO OR OTHER SIMILAR METAL SCOURING PADS.  YOU SHOULD NOT USE BLEACH OR ALKALI CLEANERS SUCH AS AMMONIA!


Wash your sink using warm water and a soft cloth, sponge or Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. You can use non-abrasive liquid cleaners and detergents as often as you use the sink. Hard water, calcium and lime deposits can be removed with white vinegar on a paper towel rinsing after 20 minutes.


To remove discoloration, restore the luster, provide a seal between the sink and outside elements, or to help make cleaning easier and allow you to go longer between cleanings, try Weiman’s Stainless Steel Wipes. To find a supplier near you, go to www.weiman.com.


Cleaning stainless steel sinks requires similar but different care.



Swanstone QULS-3322.077 32-Inch by 21-Inch Undermount Large/Small Bowl Kitchen Sink



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Wrought Iron Countertop Support Brackets


You need solid support for stone tops.  Here's a selection of handmade, wrought iron and steel brackets and corbels for granite countertops all made in the US.  Each is designed to support the weight of stone counters, but styled to compliment your kitchen . . .  More Countertop Supports



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