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The Practicality of Porcelain
December 11, 2017

If I asked you to close your eyes and envision a home bathroom, would you picture a vanity with a gleaming porcelain sink on top? If so, that's no surprise because porcelain sinks have been an iconic feature of bathrooms for decades. They're durable, affordable, available in various styles and colors, and offer a chic and traditional style. All of these advantages make them perfect for any bathroom or powder room.

So how are porcelain sinks made? It starts with paste-like clay that is fired at temperatures around 2,000 °F. The result is a durable, water-proof sink with a smooth surface. But if you're seeking even more strength and durability, some porcelain sinks are manufactured with an additional triple-glazed, triple-fired coating. This process creates a product known as vitreous china, and makes the sinks denser, glossier, and more durable. Because porcelain is such a practical material for everyday use, here's a rundown of its various benefits:

  • Porcelain is non-porous, which makes it resistant to stains and odors.
  • It's an affordable material, yet an MR Direct sink will never look cheap or poor quality.
  • When a porcelain sink is installed properly, and used under recommended conditions, it can last for decades.
  • The sinks come in a variety of shapes, colors, and mounting styles (including topmount, undermount, and vessel) so they can accommodate any bathroom décor.
  • The natural, stain-resistant property of porcelain makes it very easy to clean, so it will remain glossy and beautiful for years to come.
    • When it comes to cleaning porcelain sinks, MR Direct recommends daily upkeep with a mild abrasive cleaner and a sponge or soft towel. Lemon oil is also a great finishing agent for porcelain, and helps to restore a glimmering, protective sheen to the surface.
    • If you experience scuffs or scratches, we recommend baking soda and water (to form a paste). Use a sponge to work the paste into the scratches, and rinse clean with water.

A porcelain sink will be a classic piece in any bathroom or powder room. Or it can help create a calm and peaceful retreat in the master bath. They boast affordability and are so versatile and durable, you truly can't go wrong. To view our wide selection of vitreous china sinks, visit: https://mrdirectint.com/catalog/sink/bathroom/porcelain