Looking for the Best Farmhouse Sink? The Highest Quality Materials for Your Vintage Sink
The very best styles always come back around. This is especially the case for farmhouse sinks.
Born out of necessity in the late 17th century, these vessels were originally designed to conserve water before indoor plumbing systems became the norm.
Now, they're mainstays in properties around the world, from city lofts to rural retreats.
Yet, not all are created equal. When you're shopping for a new farm sink, you need one that will hold up for years and look great doing it.
Today, we're sharing the best farmhouse sink materials to consider as you begin your search for the best one for your home!
Why Choose a Farmhouse Sink?
Looking for a deep, wide sink that's big enough to bathe a baby and tackle that massive set of dishes from your latest family meal?
If so, a farmhouse sink is the way to go.
Compared to a traditional sink, these are deeper, wider, and more versatile. They're also designed to withstand years of wear and tear without losing their vintage charm or gorgeous patina.
Most farmhouse sinks range from 18 inches to 42 inches wide. Regardless of how you plan to use yours, you can find one that's perfectly sized to meet your needs.
For years, glossy white porcelain sinks dominated this realm. Today, you can still find plenty in this category, though they're quickly being replaced by materials that are hardier, more durable, and less susceptible to scratching or cracking.
The Best Farmhouse Sink Materials to Consider
You don't want to invest in a farm sink only to find that it's chipped or cracked after just a few years of use. Rather, you need one that's sturdy enough to tackle everyday kitchen chores with ease.
There are a few materials that do the job better than others. For example, while ceramic or porcelain are common farm sink materials, time has shown that they're not as rugged and tend to wear away quickly.
To that end, let's take a look at the top materials to check out when you shop for your next farmhouse sink.
Fireclay is our top choice for farmhouse kitchen sinks.
Featuring the high-gloss sheen of porcelain or enameled cast iron that most homeowners look for in this style, fireclay farm sinks are stronger, more rugged, and longer-lasting than most of their peers. Their nonporous surface is also resistant to stains, scratches, dents, and dings.
The best part?
You can find Fireclay sinks in a variety of designs to meet your personal style preferences. Whether you want a two-bowl model with a decorative lip or a lipless, single-bowl option, we've got you covered.
Stainless steel is another excellent farm sink material. If you have stainless steel appliances, it's an ideal way to tie the room together.
Extremely long-lasting and hard-wearing, stainless steel blends seamlessly with a range of decor, from modern industrial to traditional or cottage chic. As it isn't coated, you can rest assured that your steel sink won't chip, fade, crack, or stain. It's also a cinch to maintain and keeps its shine with ease.
Looking for an eye-catching alternative to a metal farm sink? Why not consider a bamboo model?
Naturally waterproof and undeniably strong, bamboo is an ideal material to use in your busy kitchen. It's also a sustainable and eco-friendly choice and available in a variety of stains. We offer gorgeous, unique bamboo farm sinks in both single-bowl and double-bowl options!
Copper is another unexpectedly beautiful material for your farm sink. Not only does the shiny surface age gorgeously and develop a beautiful patina over time, but you can also add intricate designs to enhance the visual appeal.
Our copper farm sinks are available in smooth, solid models as well as grape, botanical, and vine designs. As mixed-metal kitchens continue to grow in popularity, this is a classic look that's also contemporary!
Copper is a strong, durable material that retains its strength and integrity for years. When you invest in a premium model, you'll find that it's even resistant to rust and corrosion.
Want to really turn your visitors' heads? Take a look at our selection of granite farm sinks.
This hardy material has long been a homeowner favorite for kitchen islands and countertops. Yet, it's equally stunning as a sink material, and it's easy to see why. Granite delivers a ton of natural beauty while still being one of the toughest materials around.
When sealed properly, it's also resistant to heat, stains, and scratches. Whether you prefer the airiness of a light, blue-gray granite or the drama of striking black granite, there's a range of tones to consider. You can also choose between a smooth, polished apron or a rugged, chiseled one!
There's something so timeless about marble in the kitchen. Light and clean-looking, it's stood the test of time and continues to deliver.
The same holds true with our marble farmhouse sinks. Beautiful, charming, and an instant conversation starter, they're the ultimate kitchen investment. As with granite, you can select between smooth or rugged apron fronts, depending on your personal aesthetic!
Find Your New Favorite Farm Sink Today
Do you love the warm, traditional look of stark-white Fireclay? Or, maybe you prefer strikingly bold polished granite. Either way, there's an option out there for you.
There are many materials that make the best farmhouse sink, and the decision is all yours.
We offer our apron-front sinks in a wide range of materials. No matter which one you select, all are proven to deliver the performance you need. When you're ready to upgrade your kitchen, we invite you to take a look at our online inventory.
Along the way, feel free to contact us to learn more or ask any questions. Your dream kitchen awaits, so let's take this next step together!
- Kirsten Lee