We Are Open! - A Response to COVID-19 from MR Direct

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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 2-4 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.

Best regards,

The MR Direct Team


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MR Direct Bamboo Kitchen Sinks: Going Green Just Got Easier
May 18, 2018

For many homeowners, there’s a major draw to use “green,” eco-friendly products in their homes and daily routines. Did you know bamboo is more than just panda's kryptonite? It's also a fast-growing and highly sustainable plant that is 100% natural. As part of an initiative to provide sustainable products, MR Direct expanded our eco-friendly line of bamboo sinks to include two brand new kitchen models - available now.

The Benefits of Bamboo
Both of the new bamboo kitchen sinks are apron-front models. To make the basin, the outer portion of the bamboo stalk is removed and cut into long strips. The strips are then layered to form the shape of the sink. Then, they’re sanded and laminated to make sure they’re perfectly smooth and beautiful. Bamboo is also naturally waterproof, so it’s an ideal material for a busy kitchen.

An added bonus is the undeniable strength of a bamboo sink. When it comes to durability, bamboo is harder than Red Oak and Maple wood. And it also has greater compression strength than steel, without compromising on beauty.

Cleaning and Accessories
For everyday cleaning, we recommend scrubbing your bamboo sink with mild soap and water. For a deeper clean, you can also scrub with a mixture of 1-ounce white vinegar to 1-quart of water.

Aside from routine cleaning, MR Direct offers various accessories that will help keep your bamboo kitchen sink looking beautiful for years to come. Due to the organic nature of the material, we include one stainless steel grid with every bamboo kitchen sink. They add an extra layer of protection and prevent utensils or pot and pans from damaging the bamboo’s finish.

One thing to keep in mind is that apron sink models require a custom cabinet, so we recommend working with a professional to make sure your cabinetry perfectly fits your apron sink. They are also thicker than our stainless steel or TruGranite sinks, so your MR Direct drain will come with an extension rod that’s able to reach the underside of the drain.

Overall, bamboo is an all-natural and sustainable material that will transform your kitchen into a beautiful, eco-friendly space. Check out our two apron models here: