The Pros and Cons of Ceramic Sinks

Ceramic sinks have gotten a bad reputation in the sink industry as being a material that isn’t desirable for any bathroom, kitchen, and so on. However, what many people do not realize is that there are two sides to ceramic sinks, a positive and a negative side. These two sides exist for every type of sink, and it is important to understand the sides of ceramic sinks before making any decisions based on public opinion.


The advantages of them have obviously been known for many years seeing as how they have been used and are still used today. Ceramic type sinks are quite beautiful and can come in a variety of colors to fit the decor needs of the buyer. They are also quite inexpensive as far as sinks go because metals, granite and other sink materials cost so much to obtain and fabricate sink shapes from, whereas ceramics are easier to work with in the manufacturing process. A final advantage of sinks made from ceramic materials is that they can be found everywhere sinks are sold.


There are also many disadvantages to using them, and these are often exaggerated to the point that people avoid them on principle. One of these is the tendency of ceramic materials to break or become damaged, which is slightly higher than that of metal or granite sinks. Another large disadvantage of ceramic sinks is that they do not look modern enough for many kitchen and bathroom planners today to bother using – comparing polished stainless steel to the shiny lacquer of ceramic is something a lot of people just are not willing to do because of this reason alone.