Utility sinks are essential for spaces that need to be both functional and durable making them a perfect fit for laundry rooms and basements.
Tough stains and especially dirty clothes can be problematic, but a laundry room sink can help with these headaches by giving you an area to prep laundry before it goes in the washing machine. Basements and garages can also benefit from a utility tub. Garage and basement sinks save you time from cleaning up messy projects.
The first step in picking out a new utility sink begins with determining the style that will fit best in your home.
Wall mount utility sinks are great for areas with spacial limitations. As the name implies, the weight of the sink is supported by the wall, giving you storage area under the sink basin. With a wall mount utility sink no countertop or legs are needed.
Freestanding utility sinks are stand-alone sinks that are typically supported by four legs. No countertops or walls are needed to support the sink, giving you more freedom to maneuver it anywhere you want. This is a great option if you need an extra-large basin and expect exceptionally large messes. Whitehaus has a great selection of freestanding utility sinks to inspire you.
Counter mounted utility sinks are set in the counter and are available in drop-in, self-rimming and undermount styles. This option is for those that plan to utilize counter space with their utility sink, especially in dedicated laundry and mud rooms.
Once you’ve determined the style of your utility sink, the next step is to select the right material for your needs.
Stainless steel utility sinks are practical and economical solutions for your utility tub search. Not only are they heat and rust resistant, but they work with almost any room style. The simplest and easiest to clean, stainless steel utility sinks are perfect for those looking for resiliency from their sink.
Cast Iron utility sinks present a more traditional look to rooms with utility tubs. These typically feature sleek styles and durability for the perfect balance of reliability and attractiveness. Cast iron sinks are made from iron alloy and are finished with a porcelain enamel coating that helps resist scratches, burns, and stains.
Fireclay utility sinks are a new option for those looking for a sink that can withstand heavy use. Clay and glaze are fused together at high temperatures to form a hard and durable ceramic material. Fireclay is increasing in popularity and is often a preferred material for farmhouse and apron sinks.
Laundry tubs can also be fitted with a backsplash to protect walls from dirt, grime and water marks. A backsplash can prevent water from spraying up and over the back of the sink, relieving you of additional cleanup. No matter the style you choose messes will be a thing of the past with the help of a utility or laundry sink.
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