A concrete sink can be a kitchen addition that will last a very long time. Before installing this type of kitchen sink in your home, consider the advantages and disadvantages.
Pros of Concrete Sinks
Concrete sinks are usually unique and different. This type of sink is, by its very nature, very customized. Since you cannot purchase a concrete sink from the store, they are very unique being specifically designed for the homeowner.
Concrete sinks can be part of a concrete countertop. Concrete countertops offer a very attractive, smooth and sturdy surface for kitchen activities. Concrete is very strong and not easily damaged. As part of this type of counter application, a sink can be built and integrated into the counter.
Cons of Concrete Sinks
Unfortunately, concrete counters and sinks need to be periodically sealed and cracks and chips repaired before they spread and become worse. While this is not a difficult chore, it is a maintenance task that must be attended to regularly.
Concrete sinks can also be extremely heavy and require special support. Supports not only need to be installed underneath the sink, but also the floor must be strong enough to support the added weight.
Finally, concrete sinks can be very expensive to install. Since they are largely custom made, there is no standard price and homeowners cannot simply purchase one online or through a home improvement center.