Why You Should Choose Fine Fireclay for Your Butler Sink


Fine fireclay has many benefits over standard ceramic sinks and even more over stainless steel sinks. We will walk you through the key benefits of why you should choose a fine fireclay sink. 

Is Fireclay Good for Sinks?

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. 

Key Benefits and Comparisons of a Fine Fireclay Sink

There are several reasons why you should consider choosing a fine fireclay sink for your butler sink:

1. Durability: Fine fireclay is a very durable and hard material that is resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. This makes it ideal for a butler sink, which is typically used for heavy-duty tasks such as washing large pots and pans. Fine fireclay holds its form and shape a lot better when cooling and drying after coming out of a mould. Because of this, it is used for designer high quality basins, and durable kitchen sinks.

This makes it less fragile and brittle than standard ceramic, and therefore much more resistant to impact.

Many imagine a fireclay sink to be like their basin in their bathroom, where if an accident happens like if a perfume bottle drops into the basin, it will smash or crack the basin significantly. Fireclay is not like this, it will absorb the impact, or worst-case scenario it may chip, but Turner Hastings now has a solution for repairing chips in sinks, with a quality repair kit made in Germany.

2. Elegant Appearance:
Fine fireclay sinks have a smooth, glossy surface that is available in a variety of colours and designs. They can add a touch of elegance to any kitchen and are perfect for traditional or farmhouse style kitchens.

3. Resistant to Acids and Chemicals:
If you're still wondering, is fireclay good for sinks? Fine fireclay kitchen sinks are resistant to most acids and chemicals, which makes them easy to clean and maintain. This is especially useful in a butler sink, which is often used for tasks such as preparing fruits and vegetables or cleaning dirty dishes.

The high-quality glaze makes fine fireclay sinks the most hygienic sink on the market, being completely non-porous and very easy to clean. It also ensures the sink will not stain over time and is highly scratch resistant. However, if your sink does happen to scratch by coming in hard contact with a heavy metal item,

these marks can be easily removed using a powder compact called Bar Keepers' Friend. This product can be purchased from some large supermarkets in Australia.

4. Available in Variety of Styles: Fine fireclay sinks are available in a variety of styles, including farmhouse, undermount, and top-mount designs. This makes it easy to find the perfect sink to fit your kitchen's style and your needs.

5. Easy to Clean: Fine fireclay sinks are easy to clean and maintain, which makes them perfect for a busy kitchen. They are also resistant to chips and cracks, which means they will maintain their good looks for many years to come.

Fine fireclay sinks are good insulators, so they retain heat well which makes them ideal for hand-washing delicate glassware and keeping it warm, making it less likely to break. Boiling water and hot pots and pans can be placed directly onto the sink on a cold morning, without fear of cracking.6. Insulator:

Fine fireclay sinks are a little more expensive than other types of sinks, but the durability and elegant appearance of this material make it well worth the investment.

All of Turner Hastings fine fireclay products are made in Europe, compared to most standard ceramic products coming from China, none of Turner Hastings fireclay sinks are made in China.

In conclusion, at Turner Hastings we believe that kitchen sinks should only be made from the finest fireclay, and it is for this reason we offer a lifetime warranty for our fireclay sinks in Australia.

Click here to view advantages of ceramic/fine fireclay over stainless steel.

Click here to view Turner Hastings collections of butler sinks, available for purchase at leading retailers nationwide.

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