Many when choosing sinks for the bathroom or kitchen choose acrylic options. Every year, interest in these plumbing products is only growing. They gain such popularity because of their properties. The range of such products is huge, so consumers have plenty to choose from.
Field of application
In the plumbing industry, acrylic is an artificial stone. He did not just get the whole name. It includes acrylic resin. In addition to resin, it contains natural materials, for example, quartz sand, granite chips, microcalcite and many others. Plumbing products from this material are suitable not only for the bathroom and kitchen, but also for other applications.
For acrylic, you can find a lot of applications. Products from it are very popular both in everyday life and in enterprises.
Consider the use of acrylic sinks.
- Kitchen sink. It will be the perfect solution for your kitchen. Acrylic is resistant to various contaminants, dyes, as well as aggressive chemical acids and alkalis.
- Also, do not forget about the bathrooms. Acrylic sinks are great for placement in such rooms.
- Due to their shock resistance and hygiene, they are suitable for public places.
- Such plumbing is suitable for hospitals, dispensaries or other medical institutions. Its surface not only prevents new bacteria and infections from multiplying, but also withstands difficult disinfection procedures, which cannot be dispensed with in such establishments.
- One cannot but mention design projects. This is one of the most beloved materials by designers and consumers. Due to its composition, when heated, acrylic becomes very plastic. As a result, the designer or the customer will be able to translate many beautiful options into reality. Such sinks, sinks or wash basins may be of non-standard shapes.
Being in the kitchen, such a sink will be perfectly complemented by an exquisite worktop or bar counter. If we talk about the wash basin in the bathroom, then it is quite possible to embellish it with small niches or soap dishes. Due to its ductility, this material can take various forms. You only need to be able to explain your idea to designers.
This material has several advantages, which makes it more preferable and relevant in comparison with other raw materials for the manufacture of shells. So, ordinary stone is too heavy and cold to the touch, just like stainless steel. Despite their durability, these materials are still inferior to acrylic.
Even ceramics in many ways is losing ground in front of this modern raw material. It is resistant to moisture and beautiful in appearance, but the material itself is fragile - it can lead to chips and scratches, which are not very easy to get rid of. This will lead to the accumulation of dirt and various bacteria in the connecting seams. Acrylic is more hygienic, as it does not allow bacteria to accumulate in the pores and sutures, which simply do not exist.
It is also worth mentioning that this material is quite easy to care for, does not absorb various odors, and is also durable, has a beautiful appearance.
One of the main advantages of acrylic products is durability, environmental friendliness (does not emit toxic gases and vapors), resistance to shocks and temperature extremes. He will not crack from strong blows or boiling water on him. Lightness is the hallmark of this material.
In order for such advantages to remain valid for a long time, you need to follow some rules:
- after chemicals get in, the acrylic sink can only be wiped with water in which a little soap is diluted;
- about twice a week, you need to wipe it with a soft cloth, which is slightly saturated with dishwashing detergent or other cleaning agent;
- excess moisture should only be removed with a paper towel or dry, soft cloth.
If you follow these simple rules, then the sink will serve you for years.
Nevertheless, this material has several drawbacks. They are not very significant and can be easily avoided. If you are not careful with your sink or sink, then scratches or even chips will appear on a smooth and beautiful surface. But they can be easily eliminated, which does not require a lot of money and time.
You need to wisely approach the issue of purchasing this product. Keep in mind that acrylic sinks are not purchased for one year, so it should have the appropriate quality and attractive design.
Acrylic sinks differ in design options. Perhaps you are tired of the standard factory forms or you need certain sizes, or maybe you want to come up with something of your own, then you need an acrylic sink. It can be ordered to the desired dimensions of your bathroom or kitchen. Do not forget about the palette of colors and tones that your product may have.
There are also several types of installation of sinks:
- with reinforcement from below;
- monolithic product;
When lining in the countertop, a hole for the sink is cut out. It is laid on top, resting on the countertops on the sides. If you want it to be on the same level as the table, then it is better to use a mortise installation. With a monolithic product, the sink will be cast along with the work surface. You can still fix it to the canvas, but not from above as when laying, but already directly from below.
Such sinks may be:
Although acrylic is not a cheap material, its need is only growing and will continue to grow. Buyers of these sanitary products share only positive reviews. And this is quite justified, since they have almost no disadvantages. If we compare acrylic with similar materials, then consumers praise it more. Noise from the flow of water or stains from prolonged use will not bother you.
Ease of care is also welcomed by consumers. People who purchased a sink made of this material are quite happy with its service life and quality. Even after seven or eight years of operation, such products are not very different from the options just purchased. It is pleasing to consumers that the acrylic sink saves space, since under it you can fit the necessary household appliances or just leave space for your needs.
Buyers recommend paying attention to the fact that you need to periodically clean the liner. Such an insert fouls the fastest. To clear the entire structure from yellowness can, for example, soda ash.
According to many people, it is worth considering buying a double acrylic sink for your kitchen. According to housewives, they are much more convenient than standard single copies. One bowl can be used for washing products, the other for dishes. Or it is permissible to lather the dishes in the first container and rinse in the second. It all depends on you, your imagination and your preferences.
How to clean an acrylic sink, is described in the video.