Kohler cast iron vs. fireclay farmhouse sink?
wowww
February 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
if cast iron is stronger why is fireclay sometimes preferred?
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
If enamel over cast iron chips, you see cast iron, if a fireclay sink chips it is the same color throughout. Both are great sinks though. Keep in mind, installing a fireclay sink takes some finesse, they are not perfectly flat on the bottom because when they are fired their shape distorts.
February 16, 2013 at 3:03pm     
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wowww
which do you think is more likely to chip, cast iron or fireclay?
February 16, 2013 at 3:25pm   
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
I don't think you would have a problem with either of good quality. Kohler makes great cast iron sinks, I've installed a Rohl fireclay sink and it seemed very well made.
February 16, 2013 at 3:37pm   
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wowww
I'm really inclined to choose the Rohl fireclay, but I'm worried that the kitchen company I'm working with won't like it because they need the specific dimensions of the sink when they build the cabinets and I've heard that there's some variation in the actual dimensions of fireclay. Any ideas about how I might get around this problem?
February 16, 2013 at 3:50pm   
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
They will just have to cut the front panel out on site, probably belt sand it a bit, and build a platform for the sink. Definately an extra charge to do that.
February 16, 2013 at 3:57pm   
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wowww
Do you think its worth it? Another problem I have is that I want a 10" deep sink and I haven't found a kohler farmhouse more than 8 or 9 inches.
February 16, 2013 at 3:59pm   
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
That's a decision you have to make. Needs and wants, which one do you normally choose 8-)
February 16, 2013 at 4:05pm     
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wowww
You're right... Thanks for your help!
February 16, 2013 at 4:08pm   
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
No problem, if you go with the Rohl, get the basin rack that goes with it.
February 16, 2013 at 4:16pm   
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A Kitchen That Works LLC
With respect o the depth of the sink, farm hues sinks are typically under mounted effectively providing 3/4"-1 1/4" of additional depth depending on countertop material. Pair the sink with a high arc faucet and you should have a winning combination.
February 16, 2013 at 4:39pm   
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wowww
Thanks for this!
February 16, 2013 at 4:46pm   
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Twisted Minds Custom Designs
wowww, if you would like a sink specifically designed for your kitchen, consider using concrete. You can achieve virtually any look and color/style you like. Contact a local concrete artisan to disuss your project and see what they can offer. A few examples of farmhouse style concrete sinks I've designed attached.
February 18, 2013 at 8:10am     
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