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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.

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Matte Black porcelain sink in a perfectly modern contemporary bathroom.
Show Your Sink Some Love: How to Maintain Your Kitchen & Bathroom Sink
February 14, 2020

We’ve got plenty of love for sinks, that’s why this Valentine’s Day we want to share our tips on how to care for your sink! Make your kitchen or bathroom sink sparkle again and ensure a long, happy relationship with these easy maintenance ideas.

We’ve got plenty of love for sinks, that’s why this Valentine’s Day we want to share our tips on how to care for your sink! Make your kitchen or bathroom sink sparkle again and ensure a long, happy relationship with these easy maintenance ideas.

Keep your bathroom design timeless and classy but installing an undermount porcelain sink.
Keep your bathroom design timeless and classy but installing an undermount porcelain sink.

Porcelain Sinks

Porcelain Sinks

Taking care of your porcelain sink is easy and requires very little work to maintain its beautiful finish. It’s as simple as gently wiping down the surface with a soft sponge and some soapy water.

If you’re trying to tackle stains, let bleach do the hard work. Wet some paper towels with the solution (use a spray bottle to keep it from getting on your hands) and wipe away those blemishes!

Stainless Steel undermount kitchen sink installed in a modern island, perfect for entertaining.
Stainless Steel undermount kitchen sink installed in a modern island, perfect for entertaining.

Stainless Steel Sinks

Stainless Steel Sinks

The secret to cleaning a stainless steel sink is vinegar. It’s not just an old wives’ tale! Undiluted white vinegar disinfects and removes stains from steel.

Once you’ve given your sink a good vinegar bath, (don’t be afraid to scrub with a soft sponge, too, your steel sink can handle it) place the stopper in to fill the bottom with club soda, working it through the vinegar solution. Wipe down the sink with this bubbly beverage and rinse away with pure water to give it an extra bright shine!

TIP: You could always use our bundled stainless steel cleaning kit, providing you with everything you need to keep your sink shining daily!

TIP: You could always use our bundled stainless steel cleaning kit, providing you with everything you need to keep your sink shining daily!

Elegant yet bold copper kitchen sink with a decorative apron front.
Elegant yet bold copper kitchen sink with a decorative apron front.

Copper Sinks

Copper Sinks

Copper sinks look amazing, but they require the right attention to maintain their charm. For example, avoid harsh acidic cleaning chemicals that can damage the finish.

To clean your copper sink, use a soft towel and warm soapy water to keep it looking beautiful for days. Luckily, copper sinks aren’t very susceptible to stains, so you shouldn’t need to do too much maintenance to retain its beauty.

TIP: Take the extra step and protect the sink’s precious patina by using a copper wax every so often.

TIP: Take the extra step and protect the sink’s precious patina by using a copper wax every so often.

Concrete kitchen sink with clean lines and a beautiful matte texture that adds a luxury feel to any kitchen.
Concrete kitchen sink with clean lines and a beautiful matte texture that adds a luxury feel to any kitchen.

Concrete Sinks

Concrete Sinks

Concrete is super tough, but the sealant of your concrete sink may not be, so it’s best to use mild cleaners and warm water when cleaning.

Luckily, most concrete sinks are scratch and stain resistant, so you can give them a good scrubbing without risking any damage.

Quartz granite kitchen sinks are stain and scratch-resistant, perfect for a high traffic kitchen.
Quartz granite kitchen sinks are stain and scratch-resistant, perfect for a high traffic kitchen.

Quartz Granite Sinks

Quartz Granite Sinks

Quartz granite sinks are stain and scratch resistant and are fairly easy to maintain, so upkeep won’t keep you up!

Their stunning appearance is proven to last a lifetime, but like other sinks, harsh cleaners and ammonia can cause damage. Hard water (water with a high mineral content) can also cause discoloration, so be sure to dry your sink after each use to avoid any trouble.

TIP: Our granite and stone cleaning kit includes everything you need to keep your sink in its best shape!

TIP: Our granite and stone cleaning kit includes everything you need to keep your sink in its best shape!

Like any relationship, preserving your sink takes a little time and energy. But the benefits are worth it—a lifelong centerpiece for your bathroom or kitchen with a beautiful sparkle that keeps on giving.