What To Know Before Investing In Blanco's Silgranit Sink

The Silgranit sink is famed for its durability and beauty. Developed by sink producer BLANCO, it is made from a mix of unique granite stone and quality acrylic. Before investing, you should know all about this sink's features as well as its pros and cons. Silgranit sinks are known for their exceptional strength and resistance to scratches, stains, chips, and heat. They have a natural stone-like appearance and are also easy to clean.

BLANCO's Silgranit sink comes in a variety of styles and configurations to suit a range of preferences and kitchen designs. There are nine colors: coal black, anthracite, cinder, metallic gray, volcano gray, white, soft white, truffle, and café. You also have the option between the stainless steel or ceramic collection. The sink comes in one, one-and-a-half, and two bowl options. You can also install them in different ways like undermount, drop-in or top mount, or farmhouse-style. While they are generally easy to clean and maintain, it's important to note that the manufacturer has provided several caveats.

Potential issues

The Silgranit sink is strong enough to take boiling water, hot pots, and pans. It doesn't rust, but the stainless steel may develop a rusted look that can be handled with a simple cleaner. Marks from sharp objects can also be removed with mild detergent and a soft sponge. The sink is also designed to resist fading and discoloration over time and can be trusted to keep its aesthetic appeal for a long time. However, it requires specific care tips to keep it in this good condition.

Using rubber-coated mats for lengthy periods and leaving wet sponges or cleaning items can cause discoloration and should be avoided. Lighter-colored sinks especially require more frequent cleaning to prevent staining. This is why BLANCO has its own products, like grids and cutting boards, that you can use with the sink. Harsh chemicals and limescale deposits can also pose problems to all Silgranit sinks. Before investing, you need to decide if these maintenance requirements align with your lifestyle and cleaning preferences.

Before you buy

First, consider your sink budget and compare the cost of BLANCO's Silgranit with other options in the market because they are more expensive. A basic unit can cost between $350 and $500 if you DIY, which isn't recommended because getting a professional plumber or installer will ensure that it functions well and lasts a long time. Next, determine the size and configuration that will best suit your kitchen. Consider the available space, the number of bowls or compartments you need, and how deep you want the sink to sit.

As with any appliance, know the warranty offered by the manufacturer so you can have peace of mind and protection against any defects or issues that may arise. Blanco has a limited lifetime warranty with all sinks used in single-family residences; in the event of a fault under standard use, the manufacturer will replace or repair any sink they supplied free of charge, excluding labor and freight costs.