Wed Aug 05 2020

Fireclay Undermount Sinks: The Ultimate Guide

Love the look of a sleek, white sink but don't relish the upkeep of ceramic or porcelain?

Sturdy, long-lasting, and economical, fireclay is an excellent alternative. Designed to give you everything you love about a classic white vessel with only a fraction of the upkeep, it's quickly becoming a homeowner favorite. 

This is especially the case with undermount models, which add ease and convenience to any kitchen design!

Today, we're sharing all the must-know details to help you find the perfect fireclay undermount sink for your home. Read on to discover the latest models and designs, along with a few reasons why this material is destined to become a staple for years to come. 

Why Choose a Fireclay Undermount Sink?

What if you could find a sink that was non-porous, scratch-resistant, and designed to hold up under a lifetime of wear and tear? 

What if that same sink was sleek, shiny, and looked just like a perfectly restored heirloom piece? With fireclay, you truly get the best of all worlds.

This material is made from clay and glaze that have been fused together and fired at a very high temperature (around 1600 degrees Celsius). This is even hotter than the 1200 degrees used to fire enameled cast iron. 

The result? An incredibly hard, sturdy material that can withstand nearly anything you throw at it. 

The Design Advantage

With so many sink models to choose from, why should you focus on an undermount design?

The answer lies in its ease of use. While drop-in sinks fit into a pre-drilled hole created in your countertop, an undermount sink installs underneath it. This way, there is no rim or outer lip that can discolor, catch crumbs, or hinder your cleaning routine in any way.

You can find undermount sinks in a variety of materials, including solid surface, cast iron, copper, and of course, fireclay. In addition, they work well with most solid surface countertops, including:

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Soapstone
  • Concrete

The only exception? Undermount sinks are not well-suited for laminate or tile countertops, as these materials aren't usually strong enough to support the sink's weight. 

In addition to making it easier to wipe away spills and splatters, an undermount sink also enhances the aesthetic of your kitchen.

These models are streamlined and modern, instantly refreshing and updating your home. They also allow you to reclaim a little more countertop space, which allows you to show off your investment and add a minimalist touch to the busiest room in your home. 

Farmhouse Undermounts: From Simple to Ornate

Once you've decided that a fireclay sink is the way to go, your next step is to decide what you want yours to look like! Thankfully, there is no shortage of options.

Although many of these models are designed to mimic the simple, clean look of an antique cast iron sink, you can now find designs that are more ornate and decorative in nature.

Many are created in the modern farmhouse style and feature an apron front for extra embellishment. This exposed front usually extends out past the edges of the cabinets to add an extra element of In general, farm sinks tend to be deeper and wider than a traditional sink basin, adding an extra dose of luxury.

If you prefer the smooth, natural look of a basic white fireclay farmhouse sink, check out our 24-inch Yovanny Smooth Apron Single-Bowl Sink. It offers the ultimate in elegant, refined style. 

One of the best parts about this product? You're free to add a little flair! The sink is reversible, allowing you to select a smooth or fluted front. 

If you want to showcase your home's unique vision every day, consider our 30-inch Ulan Handcrafted Fireclay Single-Bowl Vine Sink. This gorgeous fireclay sink features a vine pattern that scrolls delicately across the front. 

Far from your standard model, this sink is handcrafted right inside of an Italian village that's known for its excellent ceramic work, some of which is even found in royal palaces. You'll feel like the queen of the kitchen when you wipe it down!

Classic Undermounts: Unmatched Accessibility

Fireclay undermount sinks aren't only available in the farmhouse, apron-front design. We also offer traditional undermounts that fit completely underneath your countertop, without any type of exposed front. 

These are perfect for smaller kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Here, space is often tight and you can't afford to take any more up with an oversized apron or a hefty outer edge around your sink. 

Looking for one that gets the job done and looks great from every angle? Take a look at our 18-inch round Traler Fireclay Single-Bowl Kitchen Sink. Ideal for even the tightest spaces, it pairs well with most faucets and its modern round shape accommodates any decor.

For a bolder look, you can also install a matte black model, such as our 24-inch Florence Fireclay Single-Bowl Kitchen Sink. Available as either an undermount or drop-in unit, this sink adds a hearty dose of drama and elegance to any kitchen!

Shop Our Collection of Fireclay Undermount Sinks 

You don't have to drain your savings to find the crisp, clean white sink of your dreams. You also don't have to spend hours scouring the internet for an original antique vessel that could take a substantial amount of time and money to restore.

Designed to look great and out-perform its ceramic counterparts, a fireclay undermount sink is the answer to almost any kitchen design debacle. When you install one, you can freshen up your space and give it an incredible facelift. Plus, you'll appreciate the usability and convenience of the no-lip feature, especially if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen!

If you're thinking of investing in one for your home, we'd love to help. We offer a wide variety of fireclay sinks, as well as ones made from stainless steel, copper, marble, and more! Feel free to browse our full selection and contact us today to learn more!