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  1. newgal85

    newgal85 Member

    Hi Guys

    Are the Franke composite granite sinks any good (Undermount sink) or shall i just stick with the standard sunless steel sinks? If so any suggestions? I dont want sibk that's not very deep as I have a lot of large pans.
  2. Coby kenny AGUILAR

    Coby kenny AGUILAR Member

    Depends on the work top,

    If its granite or some kind of stone, undermount looks very good

    If you have laminate then stainless steel

    If you have oak ect.. Then china/porcelain sink like a Belfast looks good

    All depends on what you want
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  3. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR

    The Franke composite sinks are really good, I've installed a fair few of them and so far haven't had any call backs. They don't do many sizes in the composite undermount though, just looked myself and the biggest single bowl is 540mm wide. If you want something bigger you'll have to go stainless. Also worth noting, I've recently just installed a black composite looking Franke undermount sink, only it was more plastic, to look at you wouldnt instantly notice, but if buying online unless you check you could end up with the wrong product.
  4. newgal85

    newgal85 Member

    Thanks Coby- I think I'm going to go for quartz (another minefield research yet to start) - As I want a black worktop I did like the look of the black composite granite sinks just wasn't sure of the maintenance durability etc
  5. Coby kenny AGUILAR

    Coby kenny AGUILAR Member

    Whichever sink you buy will come manufacture instructions, they'll be something on cleaning and maintenance in there

    I know limescale builds up on composite sink but I believe that's prevented by washing the sink in warm soapy water once a week
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  6. OffshoreGas

    OffshoreGas Active Member

    I’ve fitted a few Franke composite sinks, I think there nice bits of kit. However one thing to be aware of (same with all composite sinks I assume) they seem to discolour over time than ceramic and aren’t safe for solvents. If you start washing pain brushes in them it’s I’ve seen almost melt chunks out of them.
  7. newgal85

    newgal85 Member

    Ohh that's not good - thanks for letting me know offshoregas!
  8. OffshoreGas

    OffshoreGas Active Member

    I think there a lot nicer than a steel sink for not much more money. There just not quite as robust as a ceramic sink but there not as expensive either.
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  9. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    I think the Franke compo sinks are fine. Look good for the price and easy to fit as any, possibly easier than ceramic as they lighter. Sounds like you might not want to get nitromors / acetone on one (I'll bear that in mind in future!)
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