Kitchen sinks generally come in two styles, either a single bowl or two side-by-side bowls. It is also possible to buy triple bowl kitchen sinks. Although most kitchen sinks are a double bowl, and are usually 33x22 inches. The smallest single bowl sink is usually about 12 inches. Some qualities that you should make sure to look for in a good kitchen sink is the noise it makes, resistance to scratching, dent resistance, and resistance to chipping and stains.
There are a few different materials that are used to make kitchen sinks.
Stainless steel kitchen sinks are the most common. They come in finishes ranging from brushed to polished. The thickness of the sink is measured in gauges, from 18 to 23. The lower the number, the thicker the steel.
Enameled kitchen sinks are made from covering steel or iron with an enamel surface. They vary widely in price, with the most expensive sinks less resistant to dents and chipping.
Solid surface kitchen sinks are made from a blend of polyester or acrylic resins and natural fillers. This type of sink generally offers the most styles to choose from. With products like Corian, it's possible to have your kitchen sink made from the same material as the countertop.
Acrylic and composite kitchen sinks are made from acrylic or a composite of acrylic and materials like quartz. They are some of the newer products on the market and are look like high gloss enamel.