Best Practices to Prevent Glass Breakage in Fine Fireclay Sinks


Understanding Fine Fireclay

Fine fireclay is a type of ceramic material that is used to make sinks. It is made by mixing clay, feldspar, and quartz and firing it at a high temperature (usually around 1200 degrees Celsius) in a kiln. This process gives the material a hard, durable, and non-porous surface that is resistant to stains, scratches, and heat.

Practical Tips to Protect Fragile Glassware in Fine Fireclay Sinks

To prevent fragile glasses from breaking in a fine fireclay sink, you can take the following steps:

Use a silicone sink mat or a stainless-steel protector grid in the bottom of the sink to cushion the glasses and protect them from sharp edges or hard surfaces.

Avoid stacking glasses too closely together in the sink, as this can cause them to bump against each other and potentially break.

Be careful not to drop or slam the glasses into the sink, as this can cause them to break.
A stainless-steel protector grid can help protect your fine fireclay sink from slight scratches and metal marks caused by dishes, pots, and pans. The grid sits on the bottom of the sink and provides a raised surface for dishes to rest on, which can help prevent them from coming into direct contact with the sink.

It's always a good idea to double-check that the grid or silicone mat you are buying is compatible with your sink and the size fits properly, to ensure the best protection.

Testing the Effectiveness of Glassware Protectors in Fine Fireclay Sinks:

Video Results
We have put the silicone mats and stainless protector grids to the test, check out our videos below to see the results.

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