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To our loyal customers:

We hope this message reaches you and your family in safe conditions amid the health concerns affecting our communities.

We are open and our orders are shipping but during this time please allow extra time for your projects. We want to make sure we take the proper steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members. Because of this we cannot currently guarantee the shipping time displayed by our shipping calculator from all of our distribution centers at this time. Please allow a grace period of 5-7 days and plan your projects accordingly. When your order ships you will receive tracking.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for further assistance.

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Stainless steel workstation kitchen sink inside of a mudroom for sanitization and daily clean up.
Add a Sanitizing Sink to Your Home or Business
March 26, 2021

Easy access to handwashing has never been more important, and it’s had a big impact on the interior design world. Adding a sanitizing sink, or a sink near the entryway of your home or business, is a popular way to make your guests feel more comfortable and to keep your space cleaner.

It’s also a good reminder to everyone in the family (especially little ones) just how important it is to scrub those germs away.

What is a Sanitizing Sink?

What is a Sanitizing Sink?

In form and function, sanitizing sinks are intended primarily for handwashing. Sometimes, sanitizing sinks are also accompanied by other items that encourage cleanliness, such as hand sanitizer, a shoe drop station, and a mask dispenser.

A farmhouse functional design with large wooden open shelving, butcher block countertops and a workstation stainless steel sink.
A farmhouse functional design with large wooden open shelving, butcher block countertops and a workstation stainless steel sink.

How Do You Install a Sanitizing Sink?

How Do You Install a Sanitizing Sink?

If you lack the piping to add a sink near your entryway, you may want to dedicate another area of your home as your sanitizing station to avoid costly renovations, like mudrooms or laundry spaces.

Or, if a sink isn’t an option, you can add a simple sanitizing station with hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes. However, handwashing is the #1 way to prevent the spread of germs, so we’d highly recommend adding a sink.

Copper bathroom sink with a gold circle mirror and clean white marble countertops.
Copper bathroom sink with a gold circle mirror and clean white marble countertops.

What is the Best Sanitizing Sink?

What is the Best Sanitizing Sink?

The best sanitizing sink meshes well with your surroundings and looks inviting. You want to avoid making your entryway look like a cold bathroom or an unwelcoming surgical station. That’s why it’s so important to choose a sanitizing sink that matches the style of your existing décor.

Here are some sink materials we highly recommend to consider as a sanitizing sink:

Stainless steel workstation kitchen sink with functional open shelving and lots of storage space for a busy household.
Stainless steel workstation kitchen sink with functional open shelving and lots of storage space for a busy household.

Stainless Steel

  • Hygienic material
  • Variety of designs/installation options
  • Complement any room style
Copper undermount sink inside of a mudroom farmhouse design on an oak countertop, with greenergy and copper fixtures.
Copper undermount sink inside of a mudroom farmhouse design on an oak countertop, with greenergy and copper fixtures.

Copper

  • Easy-to-maintain
  • Naturally antibacterial
  • Earthy color and striking elegance
Clean and crisp glass vessel sink with an antique bronze faucet.
Clean and crisp glass vessel sink with an antique bronze faucet.

Glass

  • Nonporous
  • Easy to clean
  • Light and airy material
Porcelain vessel sink inside of a mudroom for everyday use.
Porcelain vessel sink inside of a mudroom for everyday use.

Porcelain

  • Various installation types available
  • Perfect pick for mudrooms
  • Stain and scratch resistant

Making your home or business a place where people feel welcomed requires more than just looks. You have to add practical touches to make a space truly accommodating, and a sanitizing sink might just be the perfect addition!

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